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Drinking a glass of wine in the UK is about to get even more expensive

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Ninety-nine percent of the wine consumed in the UK comes from abroad—and half of that comes from the EU.

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Wine’s share of UK alcohol consumption

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The UK is the world’s largest per-capita wine importer, accounting for 15% of global imports. An average bottle in the UK is already 3% more expensive, at £5.56, than it was last year.

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And things will likely get worse when Brexit is complete. UK wine prices are projected to rise by up to 22% by 2025.

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That would result in British people drinking between 17% and 28% less wine, depending on the details of Brexit.

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France, Italy, and Spain are the biggest suppliers of British wine, but falling consumption could also hurt Australia, New Zealand, and Chile.

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Value of UK wine imports in 2016

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