SA wine exports’ rosy future

Neil Pendock October 31, 2012 1

The BBC reports “global wine production will fall to its lowest level since records began in 1975.” Which is good news indeed for hard-pressed SA wine producers. With the Rand under politically-induced pressure, the tills in Tulbagh should soon be ringing. While the sound of back slapping after Cape Wine 2012 has died down to a modest rumble, a dreadful though crossed my mind. Did WOSA invite the right people?

Drinking wine in Cameroon

An electronic questionaire from surveymonkey.com arrived in my inbox, asking:

Where did you travel from in order to attend Cape Wine 2012?

Belgium
Cameroon
Canada
Cape Town, South Africa
Durban, South Africa
Finland
Germany
Hong Kong
Japan
Johannesburg, South Africa
Korea
Mainland China
Netherlands
Nigeria
Norway
Other European country
Other South African City
Russia
Sweden
United Kingdom
USA

Woops! What happened to Denmark and France, both in the Top Ten of current export destinations? They must be “other European country.” What about Mozambique, our neighbour? Angola? Heck, go big: the whole of South America!

Is Cameroon a new hot export destination for Chardonnay? Korea isn’t even on my SAWIS exports spread sheet but a Korean granny makes a mean dim sum at I ♥ My Laundry on Buitengracht, Cape Town. Time for some re-education at WOSA with special emphasis on Geography.

Note to trolls: this post is offered as humour.

One Comment »

  1. Johan November 1, 2012 at 10:43 am -

    Great post!

    johan@oracle.com.za

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