Maynards Wine Gums One of Britain’s most recognizable sweets. First launched by Charles Gordon Maynard in 1909, these chewy treats come in a selection of flavors including strawberry, orange and blackcurrant. Wine gums were originally made using fermented wine - hence the name. Please note, however, that this manufacturing process is no longer used and Maynards Wine Gums do not contain any wine at all. Makes chewing beef jerky seem like marshmallows.