KATIE'S COLUMN — South Africa

Vine Social: Due to the Pandemic and Government Prohibitions, the South African Wine Industry Could Use Your Support by Katie Finn August 18th, 2020

Vine Social: Due to the Pandemic and Government Prohibitions, the South African Wine Industry Could Use Your Support by Katie Finn August 18th, 2020

When the going gets tough, the tough get going—straight to the liquor store. And the not-so-tough are right behind them. If there has been one consistent thing during this pandemic, it’s alcohol consumption. While curling up with a bottle of cabernet might not be the best coping mechanism, if you’re of drinking age, you’re free to self-medicate away. But that has not been the case in South Africa for much of the pandemic: South Africa has twice banned booze, meaning all sales and consumption of alcohol were considered a crime. The first ban was put into place on March 27...

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