A to Z Postcards

Colourful, collectible and straight to the point, our handy A-Z postcards can be viewed and downloaded here, just click on a letter. Please email marketing@libertywines.co.uk if you would like printed copies.

  • A is for Alcohol
  • B is for Biodynamic
  • C is for Cork
  • D is for Duty
  • F is for Fault
  • G is for Garganega
  • H is for Harvest
  • I is for Irrigation
  • J is for Jerez
  • K is for Kabinett
  • L is for Late Harvest
  • M is for McLaren Vale
  • N is for Natural Wine
  • O is for Oak
  • P is for Passito

D is for Duty

UK Excise Duty is a fixed cost set annually in the Chancellor’s Budget and charged in bands depending on the alcoholic strength of the wine. For still table wines between 5.5% and 15% abv, the government takes £2.05 for every 75cl bottle as duty. As you can see, the value of the wine you get in a bottle costing £9.99 is 600% higher than what you get in a £5.99 bottle, even though the price increase is only 60%. Therefore spending a little more actually gets you a much better value wine.