How is the price of a bottle of wine determined?!

Question: How is the price of a bottle of wine determined!?
In general terms, the same way the cost of anything else it determined: Cost of inputs + desired profit = price with wine having the additional factors of reputation and demand which can skew the price greatly!.

For instance, Napa Cabernet really doesn't cost any more to make than Lodi Zinfandel (on a bottle for bottle basis) but vineyard land in Napa sells for more than $100,000/acre so the per bottle price to cover a purchase of such land demands that a Napa Cab generally sell for more than $40!. also, Napa Cab has a worldwide reputation whereas Lodi only has regional recognition, so Napa can justify the price because there is a demand for such wines (and San Franciscans flood into Napa every weekend all to happy to hand over $100 for a bottle)!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

I agree with Obviously!. Plus take into consideration that some wine producers have a cap on how many bottles they will produce per year!. I used to purchase 10 bottles once a yr from a lady in Naples, It!. that only made 500 a yr!. And I did pay 22 Euro per bottle, but so worth it!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

How old it is and also the place it was made, in some regions of france there are a few places that are considered perfect for wine making, due to weather and location etc!. also where the wine is kept before being put in bottles!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

I think generally the following are taken into consideration:

- The quality of the grapes (year and location grown)
- Transportation and bottling costs
- Brand nameWww@FoodAQ@Com

its age and uniqueness!.!.!.and if its imported or not!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

how drunk it gets youWww@FoodAQ@Com

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