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Preston’s wine store, 1970

Preston’s wine store, 1970

Until 1955 New Zealanders were unable to buy home-grown wines in small quantities (less than 2 gallons or 7.6 litres), except from a hotel. From 1959 they could purchase a single bottle of New Zealand wine from a wine seller. But even in 1970, Preston’s wine store in Wellington felt the need to assure customers that they could buy a single bottle of New Zealand wine – the sign at middle left reads, 'NZ wines sold by the single bottle'.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1970/5011/26A

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Bronwyn Dalley, 'Wine - Industry in flux, 1910s–1960s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 30 May 2024)

Story by Bronwyn Dalley, published 24 Nov 2008