Winepocalypse Now: Wine Tax Could Rise

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Words By Cormack O'Connor
March 8, 2016
Bad news winos; the price of your sweet, sweet lifeblood could be on the rise. It's time to keep calm and stockpile.

The Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (your new arch nemeses) have submitted a recommendation to the government, calling for alcoholic beverages to be taxed on the volume of alcohol they contain (to the tune of $56.46 per litre!), as opposed to price.

At the moment, wine accounts for 40% of all alcohol consumed in Australia, but only 15% of alcohol tax revenue.

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If the recommendation is put into action, the discrepancy between consumption and tax would even out a little; raising the price of a bottle of wine by around $3.80.

K. Rudd didn’t want a bar of the same recommendation in 2010, so now is the time to pray that Turnbull is a wino as well.

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They can take our lives, but they’ll never take our wine!

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