24 Responses to It’s 1973 OK…

  1. Mazarina says:

    ahhh the old WA logo – haven’t seen that in a while. Brings a tear of nostalgia to the eye – and not in a good way!

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  2. A wine glass with a cord to hang it around your neck would be required too.

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  3. Blandwagon says:

    738ml? What sort of anal-retentive was running this winery?

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  4. Rage says:

    A swan/ wine glass hybrid. Class, style and comedy rolled into one.

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  5. Del Quant says:

    In 1973, this was the bottle you took to a more upmarket soiree – the kind of affair at which one might expect fondue or perhaps some exotic Chinese fare such as sweet and sour pork or lemon chicken. For all other gatherings, it was Swanny for the blokes and either Skip And Go Naked or Chateau Tanunda for the sheilas…

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  6. Rolly says:

    Ahh! Yes!
    We had a different kind of snotty pretentiousness in them days.

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  7. Del Quant says:

    And let’s not forget the ubiquitous Blue Nun.

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  8. Del Quant says:

    At that point of the evening when the first overly refreshed casualty began to heave audibly behind someone’s parked car, the lyrics to the Chateau Tanunda jingle would inevitably be modified to “No wonder, no wonder, somebody chundered…”

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  9. I wonder if they still make cold duck.

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  10. If I remember correctly ( a big if) there were two types of wine bar ; the aforementioned happy ones and the other type where derros/plonkos went to die.

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  11. Del Quant says:

    I’m pretty sure Cold Duck went the way of Summer Wine and Stone’s Green Ginger Wine. We shall not see their like again. I hope.

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  12. Stones is still available I think. Bon Scott’s favourite drink apparently. On that topic, is the Bon Scott statue up yet? I’m betting it will have a place here.

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  13. Hughie says:

    Indeed, Stone’s is still readily available. I saw it in the Subi Liquorland just the other day, in both regular and magnum size to boot!

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  14. tomthrett says:

    man, this logo is so good. i wish graphic design was as god/dry as this today. now its just slick typefaces and funky indesign pictures. bleh.

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  15. CK says:

    How about a ‘goon of riesling?

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  16. Not only does Stone’s still exist – I’ve just finished a bottle of it.*

    It goes well as a kinda liqueur with chocolate these days. In my not totaly mispent yoof it was a cheap way to get hammered.

    *Not right now – hell its only 1 pm – I mean in the last week or so.

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  17. Nice with dry ginger.

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  18. Del Quant says:

    To get back to Bon, LA – I wonder whether there’ll be a similar debate to that which took place over the Elvis postage stamp, ie whether to use Sun Records Elvis or Vegas Elvis; I envisage spirited discussion over whether it should be Bon the residual Sharpie circa ‘High Voltage’, or the disturbing pre-poodle rock coiffure of the ‘Highway To Hell’ end days…

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  19. I’d go the girl’s school uniform and wig from Countdown performance.

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  20. Del Quant says:

    Yecch…I think if Robert Hughes ever wanted to save his breath (not bloody likely) in explaining to a non-Australian his concept of ‘The Convict Stain’, he could do worse than simply roll that tape…

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  21. CK says:

    “To get back to Bon, LA – I wonder whether there’ll be a similar debate to that which took place over the Elvis postage stamp, ie whether to use Sun Records Elvis or Vegas Elvis; I envisage spirited discussion over whether it should be Bon the residual Sharpie circa ‘High Voltage’, or the disturbing pre-poodle rock coiffure of the ‘Highway To Hell’ end days…”

    Who cares? I just envisage something completely crap. Maybe by the author of the famous Fremantle Curtin bronze: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/89/Curtin_statue%2C_Fremantle.JPG

    Just do it again, chuck a mullet on it, and hey presto, Bon Scott!

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  22. No need to reference Wiki CK. Curtin Already covered on TWOP.
    https://theworstofperth.com/2007/11/25/short-arm-syndrome/ It’s by the ubiquitous Smiths, who have dotted the city with their terrible bronzes. Think Burswood sculpture Park, giant kangaroos St Georges Tce. Giant Honky nuts, also covered by TWOP. They are building a giant digital clock near belltower.

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  23. David Cohen says:

    My wife was fondly reminiscing about her high school days: after the dreariness of maths and chemistry she and her best friend would have a refreshing Masala and Coke when they got home.

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