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Advert For Geo. Warman & Co., Wine & Spirit Merchants

Advert For Geo. Warman & Co., Wine & Spirit Merchants

Printer: Reeves, S.

Medium: Print on paper

Date: 1888

Shelfmark: Evan.6860

Item number: 6860

Genre: Leaflet

During the 19th century tastes and drinking habits changed dramatically. At the beginning of the period drinks were at their strongest both in flavour and in alcoholic content. In 1860 Gladstone introduced a new system of taxes that for the first time distinguished between the different strength wines. Taxes on port and sherry were reduced to 2 shillings and 5 pence per gallon whereas the duty on light tables wines was set at 1s 9d, and then later lowered to just 1s.

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