Once Upon a Time a Twenty-five-year-old With a 300£ Loan

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Once Upon a Time a Twenty-five-year-old With a 300£ Loan

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In 1790, the son of a Scottish cabinet-maker with a 300£ loan from his father set up in the Port and Sherry trade in London.

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His goal was to make a “moderate fortune to retire with” before the century’s end.

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This man ended up establishing one of the world’s great wine businesses. He was the founder of Sandeman, George Sandeman.

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