Wineries face higher glass bottle cost due to US-China dispute

  

The U.S.-China tariffs dispute has impacted other parts of California's wine industry - glass bottles.

hinese news agency Xinhua reports that California wineries are sourcing glass from new manufacturers to control costs.

"The glass from China has jumped up in price due to tariffs. Our production team is sourcing glass from other countries," said Michael Parr, vice president of Wente Family Estates in Livermore, Northern California.

"We are going to walk away from glass manufacturers in China and looking now to other countries or in the United States," said Parr, who manages the international business for the oldest family-owned winery in California.

He said the other wineries also are doing the same thing: cancelling glass orders from China and trying to find other glass producers locally or from Mexico.

Full story from http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2019-06/17/c_138148510.htm#0-twi-1-65035-7250227817ecdff034dc9540e6c76667


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