Get it while you can – many wines from France may no longer be available in USA!

Vacqueyras is 1 of 9 crus in southern Rhone Valley, a region known for medium to full body red wines that has popularized the GSM blend (Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre). Châteauneuf-du-Pape is the un-disputed king (full-body) of the region that is best with aging but other appellation wines (Côtes du Rhône) are approachable at young age (1-5 years). 

Vacqueyras AOC

Today, Côtes du Rhône (CdR) wines are priced $15 to $25 but this may soon change. President Trump has proposed 100% tariff on all wines from European Union (EU) countries that could be effective by end of January (2020). If this tariff is imposed, the retail price of southern Rhone wines will increase significantly. And most likely, the importer will find another market – dare I say China!

Now how does this tariff make sense?


DOMAINE COUROULU Vacqueyras 2015 |

southern Rhone Valley, France | $19

60% Grenache,  30% Syrah, 10% Mourvedre

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