Before we were part of the European Economic community(EEC) which led on to the European Union (EU) there was a limit on how much alcohol you could bring back to the UK. Many of you may be too young to remember, but I recall the days when you had to decide between one bottle of cognac or 3 or 4 bottles of wine.
Now I fill up with wine and 1664 beer from the supermarket and also buy two 1 litre bottles of Bombay Sapphire on the boat. Well you can forget all that.
This is how much you can now bring in from non EU countries.
Spirits: Spirits or strong liquers means over 22% alcohol.
Fortified wine: Eg sherry, port, sparkling wine or any other alcoholic drink that’s less than 22% alcohol.
So there you are …… no more loading up the boot with boxes and boxes of cheap wine or beer.
You could argue that this would be a good thing for the UK and our livers, but I still think we would drink just as much but have to pay loads more for it.
Think about that.
And for all you smokers I will be spelling out what it means for you in due course.
Please share if you think it worthwhile.