* KWV has launched Earth’s Essence Pinotage, with the claim that it is the ‘healthiest wine in the world‘, made with Rooibos bark. No sulphur dioxide has been added in making the wine, and wooden staves made from the bark of rooibos and honeybush plants, having natural anti-oxidant properties, are used. KWV chose to use the staves in the production of Pinotage, both Rooibos and the wine varietal having an iconic South African heritage. The wine should do particularly well in the Scandinavian countries, where organic, sulphur-free or Faitrade wines are high in demand.
* The massive ‘Perceiving Freedom‘ sunglass frame artwork on the Sea Point Promenade has received heavy criticism as being opportunistic and nothing but commercial exploitation for Ray-Ban, sponsors of the installation. It is also criticised for its cost of R170000, paid for by City of Cape Town ratepayers! The City says that its Outdoor Signage by-law is not contravened, as the work carries no branding. The artwork is dedicated to the memory of the late Nelson Mandela, and faces Robben Island. It is a World Design Capital 2014 approved project.
* Sales of Prosecco are popping through the roof in the UK, almost tripling in the super-premium category, and increasing Continue reading →