One of the things that I see on my many trips to Europe, is the quantity of cheaper, as in MUCH cheaper, alcohol.
Not wanting to get into any debate or arguments here about the nanny state in the UK, but to state facts – the alcohol has much less tax on it in Germany than here in the UK; and it seems to work out just fine.
The excise rates can be seen here. And above in the graph, with it not taking a genius to see that this merely confirms what I said above.
And this is what I saw again the past month. Please look at these two photos that I took in a hyper market in Bavaria.
And your eyes are not deceiving you here! That’s correct, bottles of wine from €1.49, or to state in pounds, about £1.15!