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Raisin Wine

Does anyone remember raisin wine? It was a non-alcaholic drink made by Wrights. It was very rich, fruity and dark in colour. It forms part of my fond memory of Christamas when I was a child in the 70s, as my parents used to give it to us only at Christmas as a treat and we thought we were very grown-up drinking wine! It was discontiniued years ago.


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Raisin Wine Last post by remember
15 December 2009

Do You Remember Raisin Wine?

Do You Remember Raisin Wine?

  • Anonymous user
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    Oh yes! What memories of raisin wine at Christmas. My parents bought it from the East Ham Co-Op in London, which was a big department store in those days. It was a real treat for us kids.
  • Anonymous user
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    Yes I do! I was at school in Croydon and remember local off licences used to send my parents price lists for Christmas ordering. And I di remember raisin wine for the same reasons, All good wishes to you
  • Anonymous user
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    I loved raisin wine at Christmas, like you all day it's hard to get. Years ago I asked whites why they don't do it any more I was told there's no demand how wrong can one company be. I have looked at Holland and barret is it the rum and raisin drink that is being suggested.
  • Anonymous user
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    Ahhhh Raisin Wine. Junction Road factory.....i remember this do well. The taste was mmmmmm. Swallow too much and you would cough snd cough......I loved that, one glass a year but i am 70 and remember it so well.
  • Anonymous user
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    My nan use to buy this from co -op .. it was called ... amethyst Christmas drink .. old tylehurst priory raisin cordial .. though you didn’t add water ... did find some about 15 years ago in a religious shop in Reading but they’ve now disappeared ☹️...
  • Anonymous user
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    I have been looking for this.my brother and I had this in the 50/60'scats at Christmas I would love to surprise him with a bottle.any body out there know of some
    • Anonymous user
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      If you ever find any PLEASE lrt me know......drank it in the dixties...well one glass every Christmas lol
  • Anonymous user
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    http://www.goodnessdirect.co.uk/cgi-local/frameset/detail/459624_Rochester_Rum___Raisin_drink_725ml.html
    • Anonymous user
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      Also at Holland & Barrett, which is cheaper.
  • Anonymous user
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    OMG I have been searching in vain for this for years! I wrongly thought it was Stones. Do Wrights still exist and if they do couldn't they be persuaded (coerced!) into bringing it back if enough of us petitioned them! My sisters and I were 50's babies and, like everyone else it seems, Raisin wine was a Christmas treat-just the one bottle between 3-it didn't last very long! Bring back Woolworths as well!
    • Anonymous user
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      Try this. http://www.goodnessdirect.co.uk/cgi-local/frameset/detail/459624_Rochester_Rum___Raisin_drink_725ml.html Or Holland and Barrett, which is cheaper at present.
  • Anonymous user
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    Hello all you 50's babies! My Daddy used to buy me raisin wine for a treat, too. It tasted far better than any alcoholic wines. You may be very pleased to know there is a recipe for it! The website is as follows. I shall certainly be trying it and hope to re-live a little of my happy childhood. www.cyber-kitchen.com/rfcj/DRINKS/Raisin_Wine_1_2_-_pareve.html Now where can I get Newberry Fruits? Those nice jellies with the liquid centre.
    • Anonymous user
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      Was going to ssy i love you ...but Newberry Fruits....ghastly. l
  • Anonymous user
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    We used to get it from Woolworths untill the 70's when they stopped selling it.