May 23, 2013
With Tim Atkin’s Cape Classification causing some healthy and lively debate on social networks I thought it would be interesting to compare his list to the membership card of the Premium Independent Wineries of South Africa (PIWOSA).
Apr 25, 2013
Here’s the press release from WOSA, detailing Su Birch’s announcement that she’ll be leaving in September 2013, having been in the position since 2000. SU BIRCH TO LEAVE WOSA After 13 years, WOSA CEO Su Birch is to leave the organisation charged with promoting South African wine exports, to pursue a personal project that, she says, she has been deferring for “too long”....
Feb 23, 2011
The annual pilgrimage for South African creatives, the Design Indaba, is currently being held in Cape Town. One of the comments that I noticed from Cherryflava on Twitter was about the increasing demands being placed on the design industry to try and solve societal issues. This also extends to business and marketing issues in highly competitive industries. The design industry has evolved far beyond pretty...
Nov 30, 2010
I found Tim Atkin’s latest blog post today (albeit a bit jestful) a bit concerning. You can read his article here, but the basic gist of it is a poll that he did on ‘Which wine regions you could live without if you had to choose’. The results of the voting on his poll saw South Africa feature in the top three, along with Chile and the USA. There were 100 votes cast. Albeit a small cross...
Sep 9, 2010
There has been a lot of chatter around the proposed South African by-law regarding the days and hours for trade in liquor. Many in the wine, hospitality and tourism sector have concerns about the by-law, which is not yet promulgated. Of course it is important to read the information first hand and not rely solely on reported accounts. Here is a copy of the by law for you to read and form your own opinion....