|From Picture Post : 30 July 1949|
Ah for the good old days when wine was marketed as a medicinal supplement rather than a quick passport to alcoholic oblivion. For the days when fancy winery monikers - be they Blossom Forge or Musselbank Creek - were eclipsed by the no-nonsense descriptive text of "Keystone Superior Australian Burgundy". Oh for the days when there was such a thing as "Empire Wine" and it was served in sensible bottles with re-usable corks. For the days when it was 5/9 a bottle. .... but hang on a minute, if you calculate the price in 1949 and the equivalent price now, it works out at a very expensive bottle of wine indeed. Ah for the good new days.