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The 10 most expensive countries to buy a bottle of wine

With many of us doubtless daydreaming about summer holidays, this list of the 10 most expensive countries to buy a bottle of wine may help inform your next trip abroad.

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Yes, with the cost-of-living crisis enveloping us more and more of us are choosing to be more cautious when it comes to spending our hard-earned cash.

In the spirit of such things, this handy guide from CompareMyJet has compared the price of wine across 38 OECD countries (converted to GDP) to reveal the most expensive countries to buy a bottle of wine.

Here’s the list in full:

Admittedly, it’s highly unlikely that you’d be visiting Iceland specifically on a wine-purchasing trip. Iceland imports the vast majority of its wine, chiefly from Italy, the Netherlands, France and Spain.

Interestingly, the second-most expensive country to buy wine, Norway, has become a keen importer of English wines over the last several years.

WineGB revealed in 2021 that Scandinavia now accounted for 63% of all exports of English and Welsh wine, with Norway leading the pack.

“I think there is a genuine interest in all things English,” WineGB chair Sam Linter, told db at the time. “Norway really likes and connects with English culture, and Norwegian consumers also have diverse tastes. They’re more open-minded to trying different styles of wine.”

Scandinavia is, in fact, a potentially burgeoning winemaking locale due to the effects of climate change.

As global warming causes temperatures to increase around the world, wine producers are seeking out cooler climates, where they can plant frost-hardy grape varieties.

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