Su plays Samson

Neil Pendock June 14, 2013 12

Soon to be WOSA ex-CEO Su Birch is now playing Samson in Sweden, attempting to pull down the temple of SA wine around her ears. She tweeted yesterday “good meeting at Systembolaget today. They are pleased that Vinpro is again supporting the Wieta audits. So is WOSA!” Pity that many farmers disagree or would if their representative body Vinpro gave them the promised chance to discuss Wieta and its role in last year’s suicidal farmworker strikes and to vote on a resumption of business as usual. Does Systembolaget realize they are being played for patsies?

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Su is no stranger to kamikaze politics, having been largely responsible for setting up Wieta in the first place as her own personal political powerbase instead of negotiating terms with Fairtrade, the international ethical trading organization that shifted 6.5 million litres of wine in 2011 and sold £1.6 billion worth of products in the UK last year alone. Heck Harriet Lamb, CEO of Fairtrade, was not even invited to Cape Wine 2012 last year!

When it comes to UK travel, seems that WOSA lavish their largesse exclusively on vinous vampires who fly south in business class, like counter-seasonal swallows, to classify SA into pompous Bordeaux-style categories. An irrelevant classification they then attempt to sell back to producers who paid for their many rounds of golf at R180 a pop. What a scam!

12 Comments »

  1. guy kedian June 14, 2013 at 10:05 am -

    hey, Neil….stop beating around the bush and just say i like it is…. 🙂

  2. guy kedian June 14, 2013 at 10:05 am -

    hey, Neil….stop beating around the bush and just say i like it is…. 🙂

  3. Neil Pendock June 14, 2013 at 10:26 am -

    Hi Guy

    Fairtrade or Wieta? is vital to the future of SA wine. Producers are being bounced into Wieta by cynical and discredited political opportunists.

  4. Neil Pendock June 14, 2013 at 10:26 am -

    Hi Guy

    Fairtrade or Wieta? is vital to the future of SA wine. Producers are being bounced into Wieta by cynical and discredited political opportunists.

  5. Vik June 14, 2013 at 12:48 pm -

    So interesting !!! Thanks for information about Samson!!!

  6. Vik June 14, 2013 at 12:48 pm -

    So interesting !!! Thanks for information about Samson!!!

  7. Rob Boyd June 14, 2013 at 2:46 pm -

    Hi Neil, I’m not quite sure I follow the plot here: there are two bit to it, I realise that much, firstly Su tweeted a comment which you somewhat disagree with, ( you being in the corner of many un-named farmers) and then she did something else catastrophic which you liken to pulling down the temple of SA wine around her ears but I completely missed what this was. Sorry if I’m slow on the uptake,
    Regards,
    Rob

  8. Rob Boyd June 14, 2013 at 2:46 pm -

    Hi Neil, I’m not quite sure I follow the plot here: there are two bit to it, I realise that much, firstly Su tweeted a comment which you somewhat disagree with, ( you being in the corner of many un-named farmers) and then she did something else catastrophic which you liken to pulling down the temple of SA wine around her ears but I completely missed what this was. Sorry if I’m slow on the uptake,
    Regards,
    Rob

  9. George June 16, 2013 at 8:33 am -

    Rob Boyd

    Either you are/have been on the receiving end of the lavish Birch/Morgenthal entertainment budget( which the “un-named” farmers pay for in case all and sundry forgets), or you are a complete ignoramus. Being flippant, or projecting the facetious tone that you do, points me to the latter.
    George

  10. George June 16, 2013 at 8:33 am -

    Rob Boyd

    Either you are/have been on the receiving end of the lavish Birch/Morgenthal entertainment budget( which the “un-named” farmers pay for in case all and sundry forgets), or you are a complete ignoramus. Being flippant, or projecting the facetious tone that you do, points me to the latter.
    George

  11. Rob Boyd June 17, 2013 at 1:25 pm -

    Oh dear George

  12. Rob Boyd June 17, 2013 at 1:25 pm -

    Oh dear George

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