As we know, many alcoholic drinks are expensive.
I know someone who drinks $600 bottles of Krug Champagne.
In many jurisdictions, including Australia, governments add high taxes too.
So, does the cost of alcoholic beverages equate with better quality?
Sometimes it does, however, even then, is it worth the extra margin you pay, which can be extortionate?
Have a read of this: Bottle of gin from Aldi costing just £10 beats well known rival brands in taste test putting it in the same rank as Harrods – Daily Mail article.
I also recall reading, fairly recently, about how a cheap bottle of wine from Aldi did similarly well: £3.59 red wine from Aldi voted among world’s best in taste tests. Smart people at Aldi.
The real issue here of course is that, factually, truthfully, multitudes of people waste their money on buying expensive alcoholic drinks instead of finding a good drop which is reasonably priced.
If experts can’t tell the difference in blind taste tests what chance have you?
A mixture of subconscious conditioning, snobbery, delusion and misguided ideas that a higher price means better quality is at work here. (These are all aspects which the marketers of alcohol play on, so as to take advantage of their flocks; being customers/sheeple ripe for shearing).
But you are not a snob, misguided, deluded, or under the control of your subconscious conditioning right? Or a ‘sheeple’?
Of course not!
That’s why, this weekend, you will spend less and give the money you would have wasted to needy pensioners or similar, and help out the community instead of manufacturing expensive urine.
And feel better.
Or do you have a head full of crap as well?
At the very least, spend the money you save on helping yourself, your family and friends.