Mom liked that at home - you know - about twice a year ! Always Booths gin - yeukkk.
They did discover wine at some stage - only when out at dinner dances though, not otherwise. Oooh yes! - she liked a nice glass of Sauternes she did. With her MAIN course - of course ! Plus, the brazen hussy, she might even have had a nice glass of sweet sherry on arrival. What a tart !
The Birmingham brewers Davenports used to do home delivery - 'Beer at Home means Davenports' their slogan, on the back of all the lorries. She used to cross the road if we walked anywhere near one of them, didn't want it to be seen that she might associate with anyone who might be their customer.
Of course, we were brought up to think all this 'shouldn't do it and shouldn't even think of wondering why you shouldn't' was completely normal. It's a wonder me and Gillian ever survived in the real world, isn't it ? ! LOL