Wine tops beer to become UK’s favourite tipple

Wine has overtaken beer to become Britain’s favourite tipple, according to a new survey. 

Eighty-one percent of adults said they had drunk wine in the previous year, compared to 71 percent for beer and spirits, according to a YouGov survey of 2,000 consumers. 

The statistics come as the UK’s wine industry calls on Chancellor Sajid Javid to slash duty as a study showed Britons pay more than any country in Europe. 

Eighty-one percent of adults said they had drunk wine in the previous year, compared to 71 percent for beer and spirits, according to a YouGov survey of 2,000 consumers

Eighty-one percent of adults said they had drunk wine in the previous year, compared to 71 percent for beer and spirits, according to a YouGov survey of 2,000 consumers

Eighty-one percent of adults said they had drunk wine in the previous year, compared to 71 percent for beer and spirits, according to a YouGov survey of 2,000 consumers

Taxes of wine have risen by 39% in the last decade, far outstripping rises on beer (16%) and spirits (27%). 

It means 61% of a £5 bottle of wine is made up of tax – with consumers paying 83p on VAT and £2.23 on duty.

This year, consumers have already spent an estimated £2.1 billion on wine taxation – making the UK the most tax paid on wine by any country in Europe, industry body Wine Drinkers UK said.

Among the ‘working class’ social grade (C2DE), wine matched beer’s popularity, with both drink types being selected by 23% of individuals as their favourite. 

Wine writer and presenter Helena Nicklin, of Amazon Prime series The Three Drinkers, said: ‘These findings put to bed the lazy, outdated stereotype of wine as a preserve of the middle classes. 

‘They show very clearly, across the board, that it is the nation’s number one alcoholic drink.

Taxes of wine have risen by 39% in the last decade, far outstripping rises on beer (16%) and spirits (27%). Pictured: People in a pub drinking beer

Taxes of wine have risen by 39% in the last decade, far outstripping rises on beer (16%) and spirits (27%). Pictured: People in a pub drinking beer

Taxes of wine have risen by 39% in the last decade, far outstripping rises on beer (16%) and spirits (27%). Pictured: People in a pub drinking beer 

‘More people drink it than beer or spirits and, when asked to name their favourite drink, it trumps every other alcoholic drink.’ 

The last Chancellor to cut still wine duty was Nigel Lawson, who did so 35 years ago when wine would not have been as regular a feature in British shopping baskets. 

YouGov’s survey also found the most popular wine type was a ‘crisp white’, such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

The YouGov survey of 2,000 consumers also found the most popular wine type was a 'crisp white', such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio

The YouGov survey of 2,000 consumers also found the most popular wine type was a 'crisp white', such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio

The YouGov survey of 2,000 consumers also found the most popular wine type was a ‘crisp white’, such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio

Link hienalouca.com

(Просмотров всего: 12 Время, 1 визитов за день)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *