Originally Posted by bladespin
Crates of beer for Â£11, same here for â‚¬25(promotional price), I put it down to duty but maybe it's something else, wine is even cheaper for the ewuivalent, the savings are huge.
Distributor margins are the biggest difference for beer and wine; also supply chain price increases that will hit the UK haven't yet.
The UK marginally cut beer duty (very, very marginally) in recent years as a populist measure - had all the Tory supporting tabloids raving about how much it'd save their normal alcoholic readers; but its still very close to ours and was higher before sterling slumped. On >7.5% beer ours is lower.
Spirits duty is noticeably lower but that's it. The rest were near identical or higher before Sterling slumped.