Drinking Wine tonight?

If you have that dinner reservation and are planning a special evening witWine and Hearth the one you love – there is a good chance you will be having a glass of wine.  When winemaker Roman Roth was asked, “Is there anything more romantic than wine?” he responded in a way that made you want to pick up a glass.

“There is a wonderful French proverb that says “In water one sees one’s own face; but in wine one beholds the heart of another.” Wine is associated with romantic moments and memories; with capturing the heart of someone you love.”

But before you share that beautiful glass of wine with your sweetheart, you should know that the government wants their fair share.  The federal government imposes a tax on wine that can reach as high as $3.40 per gallon.  Ranking 20th highest in the nation, North Carolina adds their $1 per gallon excise tax on wine too.  Take a look at a map comparing all 50 states’ wine excise taxes below, and feel sorry for those lovers in Kentucky, Alaska and Florida as they have to pay the highest wine excise taxes in the country.

Wine Excise Taxes

 

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