Story: Wine

Wine in a supermarket

Wine in a supermarket

Taahoe Steele (left) and Les Innes, employees at Big Fresh supermarket in Johnsonville, Wellington, celebrate their store’s first day selling wine, in April 1997. Supermarkets in New Zealand have been allowed to sell wine since 1990. Since then they have captured the lion’s share of domestic wine sales.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1997/1911/21A
Photograph by Craig Simcox

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Bronwyn Dalley, 'Wine - The wine boom, 1980s and beyond', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 20 April 2024)

Story by Bronwyn Dalley, published 24 Nov 2008