WINE - Reaching for the bottom of the barrel

  • 2008-01-16
  • By Adam Mullett
VILNIUS - To have a top requires a bottom, and there's no exception in the wine industry. Where there are top wines for 400 litas (116 euros) and beyond, there are wines for less than five litas. One ponders who actually buys these wines and where they come from. Is there really a market for wines under five litas (1.45 euros)?Visiting a few shops and supermarkets in Vilnius answers the question. Wines at a normal supermarket range from 4.99 litas to about 60 litas, with most wines falling in the 10 - 30 litas price bracket. Very few wines touch the extremes of this range.Ramunas, an ...
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