My wallet says 'cheers!'
Overall, I saved €55 for what amounts to maybe two hours' of work making six bottles of wine and 40 pints of beer.
However, I could have quadrupled that saving by going for the more economical 30-bottle wine kit instead of a six-bottle job.
I made six bottles of Rioja from an ingredients kit costing €15.
I won't flatter myself that the wine would be worth more than €7 a bottle in shops -- but that still saves €27. (With a 30-bottle kit, the saving would have been €160).
Meanwhile, I also brewed up a 40-pint batch of beer from a kit costing €12.45 -- or 31c a pint.
That saves 40 x €4.50 = €180 on the price of a pint in the pub. More realistically , the saving on the cheapest 'off-licence' price would be 70c a pint -- or €28 in total.
I didn't factor in the cost of kits -- about €67 for wine and around €100 for beer -- as the equipment can be re-used over and over again.
There is a satisfaction factor in brewing your own, or developing the skills to make better batches.