Visitors at a supermarket in Seoul look at alcohol beverages on Wednesday. Sales of wine, beer and makgeolli are rising at supermarkets and convenience stores as more people opt to stay
A customer buys beer at a convenience store located at the Han River park in Yeouido on Tuesday. A notice is posted on the refrigerator that announces that no alcohol will be sold after 10 p.m.
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Controversy is brewing over a plan being weighed by the Seoul city government to ban alcohol consumption at all Han River parks following the death of a 21-year-old medical student and other alcohol-related accidents at riverside parks.
Wine sales keep growing as Covid-19 continues to keep people at home, and vendors aggressively promote nesting and drinking.
Koreans drank more at home last year as the coronavirus pandemic forced them to stay indoors.
The government wants cigarette prices, which are currently between 4,500 won ($4.02) and 5,000 won a pack, to reach the level of OECD countries by 2030 to improve the general public’s health.
Korean households on average spent 19,651 won ($17.76) per month on alcohol during the third quarter this year, an all-time high since Statistics Korea started collecting the data in 2003.
Mr. Park, who enjoys a drink or two after work, was surprised recently to notice the relatively low prices on whiskey and bourbon at his local Emart. “To be honest, cheaper whiskies taste no different from premium whiskies."