Price of wine in Thailand?

Tax on wine makes its purchase prohibitive in Thailand. The cost of serious plonk is more than a litre of JW Red label. That can't be right ??

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Yeah, it's right. Wine is luxury taxed in Thailand, making good bottles of wine at least as much as JW Red, or Black for that matter. There are plenty of drinkable wines available for less than JW Red though. Aussie wines are taxed about 25% less than wines from other countries, so are better value. Wines from countries other than Australia have a combined tax of just under 400%!

    Drink hard liquor or beer in Thailand if you want bang for your buck.

  • 1 decade ago

    There are a few Thai wines that are quite good, just as good as some of the highly rated Australian wines. PB Valley Syrah, for example, from the Khao Yai wine region. Cheaper than the imports, but still a little pricey.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    So do what the Thais do: drink JW Red Label with lots of soda water.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Unfortunately yes! Real good quality is very expensive and for a european living here which loves a good glass of wine it's quite hard.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Why don't you buy them in duty fee shop, so cheap! Anyways, normal JW Red Label here isn't expensive.

    Source(s): Me; I'm a travel agent based in Bangkok
  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    anything imported will be taxed very high

    anything made in thailand will be cheap quality

    up to you

  • 1 decade ago

    it's expensive and alternative thai brands are hideous....and expensive.Make your own,I do.....it's still hideous,but cheap,and after a couple of glasses of Lao Khao you're unlikely to have any surviving taste buds anyway

  • 1 decade ago

    Sato Rice wine is pretty cheap. "Siam Sato", "Ruan Rak", "Gru Pli"

    Or make it yourself

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Home_brew_sato_kits

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Yes, that is how it is.

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