Antek_Stalich: imported from EU dropped down immensely
Did people start drinking more? Or it was like a forbidden fruit, when produced in abundance, everyone stopped paying attention? ;)
Neither. With the low price and high quality of domestic beer and vodka, the price decrease meant nothing to most of Polish consumers. Yet, European wine, whisky, liquors and the like stuff are simply easier for buying for people who want drink such stuff. I'm so glad I can buy Sheridan's at far lower price than it was pre-EU, Spanish or Italian red wines are cheaper, my friends who prefer whisky are happy, too. Czech Becherovka, Hungarian Unicum (herb liqueurs) are available at approximately the same price as where these are made. The ban on Absinth has been relieved.
On the other hand, Bourbon, Tequila, Carribean rum etc. are still expensive since these are imported from non-EU countries.