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Guinness White Horses Surfing AdvertA survey by ITV places alcohol and drink advertising centre stage in the top 30 creative advertisements. Included in the line-up is the stunning White Horses Surfing for Guinness (1991), the still-funny Leonard Rossiter spilling Cinzano over Joan Collins (1978) and Coca-Cola Teaching the World to Sing (1979). Comedian Peter Kay top bombing into a swimming pool (2002) for John Smith's is in there, as is the Dambusters Spoof for Carling Black Label (1989) and the posh girl taking Cockney for Heineken (1984).

Can anyone actually recall an advertisement for Champagne, for a wine or a supermarket group? Funny that.

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I remember some terrible Mumm adverts in the '80's something about launching a ship, and of course the "Hey, I'll have a BabyCham!" were in a class of their own. Of course, Babycham not being strictly wine, probably comes under proto-alchopop.

You are so right. I had forgotten those; probably for good reason. The Mumm one had some elderly American actress launching a ship or somesuch. The babycham ones were just plain embarrassing - I mean who drinks babycham exactly?

Is it possible to obtain printed image of the surfing white horses?