The truth about wine

A hilarious video that reminds us that wine doesn't need to be taken so seriously.

30 Oct 2012
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Local comedian, Kurt Schoonraad, pokes fun at the wine industry - notorious for taking itself too seriously,  in a series of humorous videos labelled 'The Truth About Wine'.

Created by AUGUST for Tall Horse wines to promote their unpretentious take on wine, the videos show Kurt as he weighs in on topics like 'terroir,' food pairing and adding ice to wine.

They are really are quite hilarious!

The Tall Horse belief that wine should be enjoyed, not learned, and never simply tolerated, is the basis for the concept. Tall Horse brand manager Theola Conyers expressed that it's important for them to position the brand differently to other wines through campaigns like this.

'The industry has enough brands saying the same thing, using jargon that can intimidate potential wine drinkers. Tall Horse tells consumers that wine can simply be enjoyed without over thinking.'

AUGUST created and produced the full clip then worked with Cape Town agency Lowe Bull to edit three additional teaser videos to generate additional awareness.

Have a look at the full series here...

Check out the stats

The videos hit over 12,000 YouTube views in the first two weeks of release with over 680 000 Facebook newsfeed impressions, 400 shares and 800 extra likes added to the Tall Horse Facebook page. publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

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