An infographic from the Tax Foundation looks atState Excise Tax on Sparkling Wine and Champagne. According to the Tax Foundation, bubbly comes with an additional tax:
According to data from the Wine Institute, Florida comes in with the highest tax rate at $3.50 per gallon. This is a full dollar more than the second place holder, Alaska, at $2.50 per gallon, which is followed by Hawaii ($2.12/gallon) and Oklahoma ($2.08/gallon). On the other end of the spectrum, Wisconsin has the lowest of all the states with a rate of $0.25 per gallon, and is followed by Wyoming ($0.28/gallon). California, Kansas, and New York are close behind in 3rd place with rates of $0.30 per gallon. Also note, some states have alternative rates for wines in a specific alcohol content range.
And speaking of sparkling wine, have you read our Product Review on sparkling wine equipment in the December issue of Wine Business Monthly?