Other low-strength choices will become less expensive. Wine and spirit producers claim they have been unfairly penalised because of the government's decision to tax alcohol depending on its strength.

The redesign occurs on August 1, the same day Chancellor Jeremy Hunt ends the alcohol duty freeze, causing a 10.1% inflation rate hike.

Duty will go up generally, with most wines and spirits receiving increases, although lower-alcohol beverages and most sparkling wines will experience decreases.

Wine, spirits, and beer will all be taxed at the same rate regardless of whether they have an alcohol content (ABV) of above 8.5% or less than 3.5%.

If merchants pass on the tax changes by decreasing prices, sparkling wine, which was previously taxed at a higher rate than still wine, will be 19p less expensive for a standard-strength bottle. It would cost 5p less to buy a gin and tonic mix in a can.

According to the Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA), the hike will result in a duty increase of 44p on a bottle of wine, which when combined with VAT would result in an additional 53p for customers.

The price of a bottle of 18% cream sherry will increase from £2.98 to £3.85 due to duty and VAT increases, while the price of a bottle of port would increase by more than £1.50.

A bottle of gin or vodka will now cost about 90p more in taxes overall.

Other price reductions mentioned by the Treasury include a 3p decrease in Irish cream, a 61p decrease in prosecco, and a 20p decrease in the price of a bottle of 500ml 3.4% pale ale.

A 3.4% ABV 500ml bottle of beer will cost 20p less in a store and 25p less in a supermarket, while a pint of 4.5% ABV draught apple cider would cost 1p less.

A bottle of 9.5% ABV white wine should cost consumers 24p less, a 75cl bottle of 11% ABV sparkling wine should cost them 61p less, and a bottle of 8.4% ABV sparkling wine should cost them 72p less.