With September’s Beautiful South London trade show in London featuring SA, Argentina and Chile in meltdown perhaps WOSA should start reading the writing on the wall. It says Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin the same as it did at the banquet of King Belshazzar – now imortalized as a wine bar at the Waterfront – in Biblical times.
There’s a huge change coming in the UK, our largest export market. As the Observer noted yesterday “Brits do like a bottle of vino, but not enough to pay more than £6.” Which is 100 Randelas. Time for some fresh, joined-up thinking in Dorp street to deal with new challenges.