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Jackson Family Wines CEO calls for protections against imports

#1 Post by Hank Victor » May 2nd, 2019, 3:31 pm

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“If we were to continue selling wine from other nations, we would be teaching the next generation to drink imported wine," he said. "... There are 125,000 wine SKUs in the U.S. with more imported SKUs arriving all the time from some of the 150,000 wineries on our planet.”
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#2 Post by Victor Hong » May 2nd, 2019, 5:50 pm

He likely researched all this with an American-made computer.
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#3 Post by David_K » May 2nd, 2019, 6:05 pm

Hank Victor wrote:
May 2nd, 2019, 3:31 pm
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“If we were to continue selling wine from other nations, we would be teaching the next generation to drink imported wine," he said. "... There are 125,000 wine SKUs in the U.S. with more imported SKUs arriving all the time from some of the 150,000 wineries on our planet.”
The next generation should be so lucky.
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#4 Post by mmarcellus » May 2nd, 2019, 6:22 pm

We need a better, higher pricing structure and tariff protection to compete with rising imports," he said at a Santa Rosa meeting of local business and community leaders. "So how do we get a tax on wine imports to achieve a fair playing field around the globe?”

We already have a higher pricing structure and tariff protection. It's called the three tier system. It's not better, but he should be happy with two out of three.
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#5 Post by PaulMills » May 2nd, 2019, 7:03 pm

He makes and imports wine from other countries, I bet he will want some sort of protection for those as a US based company.
I say let the price (without excessive taxes) and quality be the judge of what we should be drinking. I love both US and European wines and will continue to buy both. But I do not plan to buy any KJ wines.

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#6 Post by GregT » May 2nd, 2019, 8:05 pm

He's an idiot.
Tigner said imports were once a smaller part of the total wine business. In 1990 imports were about 25% of wine sales across the country, and now imports are closer to 40% of the business.
In 1960 what percent of the total business was imports? In 1970? In 1980?

In 1960, how many bottles did America produce vs France and Italy? In 1970? In 1980?

So the US ramped up production and took market share from France and Italy. And KJ announced a number of years ago that they wanted to push into foreign markets. They created a label called Collage for export. Maybe they should try to compete on quality/price, rather than look for tarrifs.

KJ seems to be doing well as one of the largest producers in the US:

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#7 Post by David K o l i n » May 2nd, 2019, 8:15 pm

Protectionist nonsense. Not much of a capitalist, is he?

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#8 Post by Robert.A.Jr. » May 2nd, 2019, 8:19 pm

F*ck him. One more reason not to buy his stuff.

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#9 Post by Anton D » May 2nd, 2019, 8:59 pm

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
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F*ck him. One more reason not to buy his stuff.
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#10 Post by Victor Hong » May 3rd, 2019, 2:52 am

Other countries should impose a tariff against US raw lumber. Hit KJ where it hurts.
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#11 Post by Paul McCourt » May 3rd, 2019, 6:39 am

I'd be fine to pay more not to drink most of JFW wines.
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#12 Post by D@vid Bu3ker » May 3rd, 2019, 6:51 am

The imposition of tariffs is inherently political.
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#13 Post by Bill G » May 3rd, 2019, 8:30 am

I wont be drinking his stuff for a while...
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#14 Post by Julian Marshall » May 3rd, 2019, 8:44 am

Maybe he thinks he's Stonewall Jackson?!

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#15 Post by Nate Simon » May 3rd, 2019, 8:53 am

Obviously we need a wall along the Eastern seaboard to prevent those Euro wines from getting in.

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#16 Post by Alan Rath » May 3rd, 2019, 9:44 am

He would have been fine if he had stopped here: "We should have fair wine trade which means getting other wine producing countries to lower their tariffs, taxes and duties [to match ours]"
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#17 Post by K John Joseph » May 3rd, 2019, 9:48 am

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#18 Post by Anton D » May 3rd, 2019, 9:49 am

Maybe if we lowered sugar tariffs?
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#19 Post by Jay Miller » May 3rd, 2019, 9:59 am

wow, what an a**hole.
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#20 Post by Hank Victor » May 3rd, 2019, 10:05 am

They have some good juice in their "Spire Collection". Some of the best is imported.

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#21 Post by Nate Simon » May 3rd, 2019, 10:06 am

I’m not unsympathetic in the sense that it does seem unfair if tariffs to export to Europe are markedly higher than those to import to US (I don’t know this to be fact). However, the rest of his screed comes off as entitled and protectionist.

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#22 Post by J a y H a c k » May 3rd, 2019, 10:08 am

I am pleased to say that I own no wine in the JFW Portfolio except for some Copain and Siduri that I purchased before they were bought by JFW.

They have seven wineries overseas.
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#23 Post by Peter Petersen » May 3rd, 2019, 2:19 pm

Does he also want freedom fries with his wines?
Happy to say that I own no KJ wines nor any Beckstoffer vineyard wines. They made their entry into vineyard ownership the same way apparently. For those interested look at Dick Peterson's book.

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#24 Post by Arv R » May 4th, 2019, 11:56 am

Its funny that he rails against that durn furrin wine....yet has 200+ H2-A workers picking his grapes!

If he really wants a wall against the outside, maybe ICE should pop in for an audit, and give the doctor a taste of his own prescription.
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