Winegrowers say 100,000 jobs at risk over Trump tariffs

Bottles of French Château Latour wine on sale in a winery in West Hollywood, Los Angeles. George Wilhelm/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images

French viticulture groups are warning that punitive tariffs on wine exports to the United States imposed by President Donald Trump risk putting 100,000 jobs on the line – some 20 per cent of the sector – and called on French officials to protect the industry.

France’s viticulture industry directly or indirectly employs 500,000 people, and industry groups warned the tariffs were taking their toll in agriculture, distribution and restauration.