Monthly Archives: July 2011

Drinking gin in South Africa will never be the same again

Jorgensen's Gin

An exception-to-the-rule gin

Every now and then a product comes along that makes me think ‘‘Wow! This is just perfect!” The problem being that this seems to happen every time Roger Jorgensen releases a new product from Jorgensen’s Distillery in Wellington and so this has occurred 5 times in the last 8 months!

We have just received our first load of Jorgensen’s Gin and it took just one sip to fall in love. Roger has once again created a product that is outstanding and this gin is going to bring great joy to all who are lucky enough to enjoy it! Continue reading

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Getting in with the Big Boys without going bang!

CBC Brewery

More beer please

Launching a new brand is a daunting process. Of course one has to ensure that you have a good product to start with, but no matter how much you love it, you need to get other people to feel the same about it as you do and have faith that there is a market for it. And you have to get the “Big Boys” to believe enough in it to buy in.

CBC glasses

Pour one to love one

Every brand wants to be included in the big corporates product listing because of their massive buying power and the fact that their stores have a national footprint. Companies like Pick n Pay and Tops at Spar are by far the biggest and although they aren’t “small-business friendly” (I’ll get to this) we have to get our products in there if we want to ensure success. We’re in, and we’re working our backsides off to make it work. Continue reading

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