Tariffs curb US–China bottle swap

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The USChina trade war has had far-reaching effects on the California wine industry, not least in its choice of bottles.

In the latest episode of what has been a multi-year saga of escalation and antipathy, China confirmed on Friday 13 December that it had reached a tentative trade agreement with the United States. This followed promises of a similar sort from President Donald J Trump on Twitter the day before that sent financial markets rallying, and had the California wine industry tentatively breathing sighs of relief.

In 2018, fulfilling a promise he made to address the trade deficit...