So why is wine so dear in restaurants?
Following on from my first “soap-box” bit about wine prices in restaurants, I hope to show you that not only is wine not as expensive an option when out as you think, but if you really like wine there’s even better news.
Suppose you were out for a night, nice meal and then out to listen to some music, and intended to have a few drinks, what do you drink? I’m being painfully politically correct, I did say “ a few”. For many people that may be “several”, 5 or 6, or even slightly more…..hic.
So what do you drink? Well you’d like to drink your favourite drink. If you are put off drinking wine in a restaurant because you think it’s too expensive/dear, maybe think again…
Lets look at the amount of alcohol you get for your money
Vodka - 35ml at 37.5 ABV means 13.1 ml of pure alcohol (or if you live in England a 25ml shot is 9.4ml of pure alcohol)
Pint of beer - Typically 568ml at 4 ABV means 22.7 ml pure alcohol
Bt of Budweiser - 330ml at 5 ABV means 16.5 ml pure alcohol
¼ bt or 187.5 ml wine somethng like one of our current favourite value for money wine offers, Torres Hemisferio Sauvignon Blanc - Typically 13 ABV means 24.4 ml pure alcohol
The cost per ml of pure alcohol is
Vodka - 22.9 pence/ml (not including your coke, and working on NI measures)
Pint – 15.0 pence/ml
Bt Budweiser - 17.6 pence/ml
Bt of wine - 14.3 pence/ml (NB many wines are 14 ABV or more, which means 13.3 p/ml)
I have based the prices of items as they are in Northern Ireland, assuming they are proportionally similar in the rest of the UK. Obviously prices vary widely in restaurants and bars, both by location and how exclusive the restaurant is.
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