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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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    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
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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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    We used to get it from Woolworths untill the 70's when they stopped selling it.
  • Anonymous user
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    I used to love Raisin Wine. My uncle used to buy it for a treat for us in the 50's and 60's. Wish you could still buy it or make it yourselve.