My 2008 harvest having failed and the 2009 not ready I have just bought 5 litres (6.6 bottles) of good, strong, smooth red wine for a little over 6 euros. I could have got plonk for much less.
In Britain the tax alone on this would be more than 11 euros (£9.81), with £1.25 per bottle and the VAT of 17.5%. Before buying the wine.
And they tell the populace that alcohol is too cheap for them to be trusted.