The Publicans of past are bottled
One of South Australia’s oldest and original settler families, the Tidwell’s have launched a range of wines that not only celebrates their own ancestry but also South Australia’s long, rich and varied hotel culture.
Proprietor of Tidswell Wines and winemaker, Ben Tidswell said: “The new range, called The Publican Series, celebrates the publicans of our past and those who stand behind the bar today”.
Tough times call for tough measures and a fair dose of creative enterprise, so when cash strapped diggers returned from WWII, they might not have had much ready money, but they had a good thirst and fair cache of valuable old grenades, guns and war relics. Violet Tidswell and her husband John happily exchanged beer for gun-barrels, earning them a tidy profit and many satisfied customers.