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The HeadStart Trust – Rural Food Relief update

2020-10-16T09:51:08+00:00October 16th, 2020|Categories: Headstart Trust, News, Social Responsibility, Uncategorized|

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected all of our lives, most notably those in poor and marginalised communities. Within a few weeks of the lockdown in South Africa, it was obvious that most piecemeal workers in poor rural areas had no food. A proportion of these are foreign nationals, who, along with many South Africans were without access to the UIF (Unemployment Insurance Fund) or other social grants, and started going hungry before our eyes. With the consent of the trustees of the HeadStart Trust we repurposed ourselves to become the bridge between the ‘haves’ and the ‘have-nots’. We tapped into [...]

Bruce Jack Wines Win at London Wine Competition

2020-07-24T14:29:16+00:00July 21st, 2020|Categories: Bruce Jack Wines, Lifestyle Collection, Review, Uncategorized, Wine|

At the 3rd Edition of London Wine Competition which took place in London on July 07, 2020, Bruce Jack Wines received 3 Silver medals, which is the ultimate seal of approval in the global wine industry. In order to receive this distinction, Bruce Jack Wines needed to score highly in three different categories: Quality, Value and Packaging. The goal of the London Wine Competition is to award and celebrate the wines that wine drinkers actually want to buy, whether at a retail wine store or ordering from the wine list at a London restaurant. Not only does the London Wine [...]

A Close Friend of Destiny

2019-09-20T07:02:25+00:00September 19th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

A Short Story by Bruce Jack Author’s note: this is an expanded story based on a braai conversation with my friend Francis Pratt with whom I launched The Berrio wine brand from Elim in 2001. We were discussing how some people can farm, and others simply cannot. It’s not about intent, the ability to work hard or intelligence. Destiny plays a big role. But mostly it’s about how you practice your intent. Building a wine business is a lot like farming. You can never take your foot off the pedal and how and when you apply that pressure will determine your [...]