Volume 72: Macarthur family correspondence relating to wine, 1846-1900: No. 431
until 1st May - I will fill up my space & as much more as I can get with my own bottles until your Wines [arrive] & I will take out half of mine & give you half the space.
There will be no Jury to judge the Wine - Each country is kept as much as possible together some occupying one cellar under the Albert Hall.
A separate charge of 6d is made to any one wishing to enter the cellar and each person or country has a man to represent the wines - Any one wishing to taste a wine applies to the man in charge who may give the wine or charge 6d or 1/- or whatever price he likes - If a person wishes to buy he is told where to apply to obtain the price & also a supply. It is therefore you see a kind of introduction to the wine trade - the Exhibition being a place where the public can taste & take away samples & be informed where