Restaurants condemned for charging 'anti-competitive' wine listing fees

Some restaurant groups still charge wine producers a fee to list their wine labels on their wine list , according to a WineMag article.

The controversial practice is anti-competitive at least and illegal at worst, says international wine expert Michael Fridjhon.

Read: Forget exports, SA wine could be a cash cow right here at home

The bottom line that the restaurant surrenders control of its wine list to someone that buys his way on.

Michael Fridjhon, liquor industry authority

It means that consumers don't have the choice their expecting to have.

Michael Fridjhon, liquor industry authority

Fridjhon say wine listing fees undermine the wine industry and add to the financial strain faced by the sector.

Also read: Restaurateur Pete Goffe-Wood opens farm-style Bosjes Kombuis

Celeb chef and restaurateur Pete Goffe-Wood says he has never charged a wine listing fee and believes the practice is abhorrent.

It's a case of whoever coughs up the bucks, will get on the list... It's a terrible practice.

Pete Goffe-Wood, celebrity chef and restaurateur

Goffe-Wood says wine lists chip away at the integrity of the industry.

Take a listen to the conversation:


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
How a quarry grew into the most sought after Cape estates

How a quarry grew into the most sought after Cape estates

Breakfast with Kieno Kammies shares the story of the most sought after place to live in, Val de Vie Estate in Paarl.

Restaurateur Pete Goffe-Wood opens farm-style Bosjes Kombuis

Restaurateur Pete Goffe-Wood opens farm-style Bosjes Kombuis

Celeb chef and restaurateur Pete Goffe-Wood talks about his new restaurant Bosjes Kombuis and answers food-related questions.

Does enough thought go into restaurant music?

Does enough thought go into restaurant music?

Pete Goffe-Wood explains how very few establishments actually get it right.

Forget exports, SA wine could be a cash cow right here at home

Forget exports, SA wine could be a cash cow right here at home

Wine-makers should be focusing their investments on the domestic market, says wine guru Michael Fridjhon. It just makes sense.

Andrea Mullineux 2016 "Winemaker of the Year" puts SA on the map

Andrea Mullineux 2016 "Winemaker of the Year" puts SA on the map

This dedicated woman describes her winemaking calling as a combo of all the things she enjoys and interests close to her heart.

Meet Mark Solms, the winemaker who made EVERYONE on his farm co-owners

Meet Mark Solms, the winemaker who made EVERYONE on his farm co-owners

How do we fix what’s wrong on our farms (and produce better crops)? Bruce Whitfield interviews a man who seems to have an answer…

Banker turned winemaker Mphumeleli Ndlangisa on why he made the jump

Banker turned winemaker Mphumeleli Ndlangisa on why he made the jump

Ndlangisa resigned from Barclays when he realised he could no longer bear the monotony of spreadsheets and predictable investment banker banter.

New Beginnings: Khayelitsha’s young aspiring wine maker's journey

New Beginnings: Khayelitsha’s young aspiring wine maker's journey

An aspiring young wine maker, Banele Vakele talks about his journey to becoming a wine maker, its challenges and his future plans.

Ntsiki Biyela, a dreamer making her mark in the local wine industry

Ntsiki Biyela, a dreamer making her mark in the local wine industry

More than a decade ago, Ntsiki Biyela became South Africa’s first black female master wine maker.

Tipping not mandatory - Fedhasa

Tipping not mandatory - Fedhasa

Fedhasa answers commonly asked questions on tipping including if you should tip even when unhappy with the service?

Popular articles
Gift of the Givers' Dr Imtiaz Sooliman – angel amongst men – talks about money

Gift of the Givers' Dr Imtiaz Sooliman – angel amongst men – talks about money

"I have no desire for clothes. I have no desire for holidays. I have no desire for outings. All I see is the suffering of people…"

Group distances itself from N2 car spinners caught on film

Group distances itself from N2 car spinners caught on film

It turns out that the petrol heads who span cars on the N2 were part of the SA Torque Cape Town Breakfast Run.

Uber customer threatened with hockey stick by driver

Uber customer threatened with hockey stick by driver

An Uber customer shares how she was threatened by an Uber driver with a hockey stick after a disagreement.

Unauthorised debit orders: When last did you check your bank statement?

Unauthorised debit orders: When last did you check your bank statement?

Unauthorised debit orders are a huge problem affecting thousands of South Africans.

Heads to roll for N2 car spinning frenzy

Heads to roll for N2 car spinning frenzy

WC Traffic Chief says there was no authorisation given for cars to be spun on a provincial road with the protection of officers.

Menthols far deadlier than regular cigarettes, finds FDA. BAT shares tumble 11%

Menthols far deadlier than regular cigarettes, finds FDA. BAT shares tumble 11%

A proposed FDA ban wiped R176bn from British American Tobacco's market cap. Bruce Whitfield talks to Dr Richard van Zyl-Smit.

3 emergency numbers you should have on speed dial and how they work

3 emergency numbers you should have on speed dial and how they work

These are the emergency numbers you should have on your cellphone and this is what you must understand about how they work.