The Dizzying Revenues from Alcohol Taxes per EU Country

No matter what country you go to a great conversation starter are always the beer prices. You’ll get an answer like “Yeah, it’s not what it used to be”, and so on. Since most governments still see taxes on alcoholic beverages as a great way to pay for their endless amount of well catered meetings…

Dutch tax-raise on alcohol backfires

The only bad beer is an overpriced one, everyone knows that. That’s why you won’t catch us trying to book a flight to Scandinavian countries anytime soon. Still there are always governments that think they should raise more taxes on alcohol. In the name of public health or just to earn more cash. As did…

Erdogan, the enemy of the true drinker

For already a week there’s major chaos in Turkey. Protesters against the government of prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan are being beaten down by the regime with brutal force. What started as a small scaled protest over a parc is now looking more and more like a revolt. The current protests are a cry for…