Sen. Dan Sullivan speaks to reporters in the Senate Reception Room. (Photo: Liz Ruskin)President Trump is expected to announce new tariffs on imported steel and aluminum Thursday. Sen. Dan Sullivan wishes he wouldn’t. Sullivan says a trade war could slow the U.S. economy.Listen now“And you know, I do worry about retaliation,” Sullivan said. “I also worry about retaliation with regard to Alaska products. Right? We’re a huge exporter, particularly of fish and natural resource products.”Sullivan joins a growing list of Republicans in Congress who are speaking out against the President’s proposal. The senator was in Houston on Monday for an oil industry conference. He says industry executives told him the tax on imported steel could be bad for energy projects in Alaska, including the proposed pipeline to carry liquefied natural gas from the North Slope.Sullivan says the Alaska LNG project is also losing a well-placed champion with the resignation of Gary Cohn as Trump’s chief economic advisor.“Gary Cohn’s actually been one of the guys who’s been very strongly focused on helping the AKLNG project, in the White House,” Sullivan said. “So from that perspective, it’s not a positive development.”Trade groups for the oil and pipeline industries say their businesses require specialty steel that few U.S. steelmakers produce. A natural gas trade association says the tariff could have the unintended consequence of stalling LNG export facilities – projects that would’ve improved the U.S. trade imbalance.Sullivan says a steel tariff should be focused on China, rather than countries that are U.S. allies.
LOS ANGELES, CA – Continuing on a 20-year path of culinary innovation, luxury specialist Crystal Cruises has introduced its own Pinot Noir for 2010, according to a press release received by Elite Traveler.Crystal’s new 20th anniversary vintage joins the distinct cuvees comprising its “C” and “C” Reserve wine labels, including a 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve; 2005 Merlot and Merlot Reserve; and 2006 Chardonnay.Produced in the “C” Vineyard in California’s Santa Lucia Highlands, the 2010 Pinot Noir boasts flavors of strawberries and red cherries with earthy herbal undertones, and spicy aromas from French oak barrels. Crystal’s “C” wines were created to both complement the line’s fine a varied cuisine, as well as sate the palates of the most sophisticated connoisseurs.“The demand for Pinot Noir has soared in recent years, specifically for those from California’s coast,” says Toni Neumeister, vice president, food and beverage. “Given this demand, as well as the tremendous response to our existing variety of “C” Wines, our new Pinot Noir is a natural addition to Crystal’s extensive and diverse wine program.”To create the “C” wines, Neumeister worked closely with Crystal sommeliers, all certified by the Court of Master Sommeliers.Also created exclusively for Crystal to celebrate its platinum anniversary is a 20th Anniversary Billecart-Salmon Champagne, which is available on every 2010 Crystal voyage.Crystal’s culinary program boasts:* More than 20,000 bottles of 380+ vintages in the ships’ wine cellars,* More than 100 culinary classes and tastings offered each year,* More than 250 guest chefs, wine experts and mixologists during 15 years of Crystal’s popular Wine & Food Festival theme cruises,* Two specialty restaurants on each ship (Silk Road and The Sushi Bar) featuring the signature cuisine of Master Chef Nobu Matsuhisa,* Dozens of food and wine-focused Crystal Adventures ashore each year, including privately hosted chateau dinners in Bordeaux, cooking lessons in Barcelona and exclusive wine cellar tours in Sicily, and* Abundant fresh seafood, fruits and epicurean indulgences. More than 1,500 lbs. of caviar, 35,000 lbs. of fresh live lobster and 40,000 lbs. of strawberries are served on board annually.For more information and Crystal reservations contact a travel agent, call 888-799-4625, or visit www.crystalcruises.com. read more