I’m sure that there are some sociological changes (when I was a kid, there was -cheap- wine in every table, lunch and dinner, and ’tapas’ at bars was mostly with wine -chatos- now things are very different), but also wines are getting horribly expensive ... now we think that 6 euros is a cheap wine ... hey, that’s 2000 of the old pesetas! ... and usual ";reasonable"; prices are around 9 euros (3000 pesetas!!!) ... expensive, really ... very expensive ...
Well, it may not be so cheap, but you still get Borsao for 2 or 3 euros, and it costs us eight or nine!
For less than 2 EUR there’re a couple of really (really-really-really! ;) nice Borsaos. On the other hand you can buy a wider range of wines at an affordable prices from may other countries aaaaand... even you can buy Marboré cheaper than in Spain ;)
Not any more - they stopped selling it!
I don’t think there are any Spanish wines now that are cheaper here, except maybe the trophy wines, and of course I don’t bother with them!
It is amazing tho that wines like Borsao can be sold at 400% the Spanish price, and yet they are still good value!
... geeeeezzzz ... you are, of course, right!!! ... so they do not seem so outrageously expensive any more ... who knows what I was thinking about! ... one can not age gracefully ;))
I remember buying Protos (joven) for less than 200pts in 1990.
Still it’s pound for euro over here in Spanish wines.
Though I have to say that I expect this situation. If you live in a country where thew wine is produced down the road it should be cheaper (slightly) than after all the transportation costs etc. I find that this is the case with Spanish and Italian wines but French wines are often the same price here in the UK as in France.