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Tax and spend
30 Mar 2007 by Julia Harding MW
Why might a more expensive wine be better value for money? Take, for example, three bottles of wine, one at £3.99, one at £5.99 and one at £7.99. The table below  highlights just how much UK excise tax affects the cost of the bottle and thus the value of the wine itself as a proportion of the retail price. (All figures are approximate, based on estimated costs, and relate to wine imported to the UK from any EU country.)     £3.99 £5.99...

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