In the opening of the message from the Chairman, Sarah Evans, she says,
Our temporary closure is the first time in the 146-year history of The Society that we have stopped taking orders. Not even during the World Wars did we have to pause operations.
This totally piqued my interest. How did the wine society cope with the war? Where did the wine come from? Who bought it? And how much?
Does anyone have any insights on these topics? A company historian perhaps? I for one would love to know more about how the landscape was different in 1918 or 1939 and what it took to keep people in their favourite beverage back in the day.