Here’s a sobering thought: spend £5 on a bottle of wine and more than 60% of the cost is tax. That’s £2.23 on duty (gulp) plus another 20% on VAT. And whilst beer and spirits have enjoyed duty freezes in recent years, tax on wine has been rising for a decade (39% since since 2010 to be precise). I talked about this on the radio on Friday – a lot – to help raise awareness for the Cut Back Wine Tax campaign. Of course booze should be taxed but it doesn’t seem fair that wine is seemingly singled out. So if you’re a wine drinker and want to add your voice to the call for a fairer tax deal, visit and simply click to get involved. Cheers, winos x

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