Shift Drink

Mr. Rovine Goes to Washington: The Fight Against Tariffs

Episode Summary

This week we light a fire on the new season of Shift Drink to illuminate the impending U.S. tariffs on French wines, possibly going into effect later this month. Representing a cadre of importers and producers set to testify on Capitol Hill is natural wine figurehead and importer Zev Rovine, who explains the ins and outs of the 100 percent tariff, the destructive impacts it will have across the domestic wine industry (but particularly natural wine), and his beginnings as an importer. Guest co-pilot Amanda Carpenter expounds on her penchant for the tiny, Zev shrinks away from the sticky, Mathew escapes to the beachy, and Eddie stays mired in the dreary. Powered and distributed by Simplecast