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How much of what you spend on a bottle of wine pays for actual wine?

The answer might shock you.
Jan 21st 2014, 3:00 PM 6,919 7

WITH RISING TAXES on products like wine, there is no doubt that people are fully aware of the fact that the money they spend on a bottle doesn’t all go towards what they actually pour into a glass.

However, you may be surprised to learn that according to the Irish Wine Association, just 52 cent of an €8 bottle of wine goes toward the wine itself.  The rest is on packaging and distribution, and tax.

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Clearly, the more money you spend, the more actual wine you’re buying, but the proportions are a little upsetting when you see them set out as they are above.

H/T to @Fleurman on Twitter.

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Louise McSharry

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