Monthly Archives: May 2009

Don’t some companies understand Supply & Demand theory?

The world is still trapped deep inside the worst economic turbulence of our lifetimes. Many businesses are closing or really battling to stay afloat. In Cape Town three high end, well  known restaurants closed last month, well ahead of the …

An important update re Wine’s (many) health benefits

The 31 May 2009 edition of the US wine publication Wine Spectator focused on ‘the healing power of wine’ as cover story.  It is really a very interesting read and consolidates the health benefits of wine well.  If you subscribe …

Why so few wine clubs in South Africa?

We recently launched the Vrede en Lust Wine Club. Private cellar wine clubs are well understood and popular in markets like the USA and Australia, where they account for a large percentage of sales for small to medium sized wineries. …

Mother’s Day at Cotage Fromage

Mother’s Day is approaching rapidly and bookings for the restaurant of your choice becomes essential! For this year’s Mothers Day, the chefs at Cotage Fromage are offering all Moms a special chocolate desert served with a glass of Gleuhwein, on …

Writing the Harvest 2009 Newsletter

I finished up the Harvest 2009 Newsletter yesterday and posted it on the Vrede en Lust website and via our GoldMine CRM system, to our database. It is always a much tougher job to write it than I expected – …