English Wine Week

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 5:48 pm on 23rd June 2021.

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Photo of Tim Loughton Tim Loughton Conservative, East Worthing and Shoreham 5:48 pm, 23rd June 2021

My hon. Friend makes a very good point there. It is absurd of course because if it is a tax to prevent people from drinking more alcohol, the alcohol content of sparkling wine is rather lower than that of still wine, so it is actually even more healthy for people to drink sparkling wine than still wine.