Trump tariffs could squash Pa.’s new wine scene

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Sande Friedman, the wine buyer at Di Bruno Bros., stands in front of the stock at their Rittenhouse location. (Alex Stern/WHYY)

Sande Friedman, the wine buyer at Di Bruno Bros., stands in front of the stock at their Rittenhouse location. (Alex Stern/WHYY)

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The wine scene in the Philadelphia area is growing, with boutique bottle shops popping up in the city and the suburbs. The industry’s expansion is thanks to a 2016 change in Pennsylvania’s strict liquor laws, which require that all alcohol be sold through the state. But wine purveyors are facing a major obstacle that they say could ruin their businesses: tariffs.

Guest: Maddy Sweitzer-Lamme, Philadelphia Magazine

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