January 29, 2007

introducing: stormhoek valentine's rosé


[The Stormhoek "Big Love" Valentine's Rosé... with this gapingvoid cartoon as the main design. Click on image to enlarge etc.]

The good news is, the Stormhoek Valentine's road trip seems to be coming together nicely. Looks like it'll be an interesting time all round. Looks like there will be a lot of Rosé being drunk in February.

The bad news is, because of the tight schedule, I've had to cancel my appearance at LIFT in Geneva. I was hoping to be able to take a day off the road trip to sneak away to the conference, but with 35 stores to visit in 2 weeks, it simply wasn't possible.

Dammit. I was looking forward to seeing Scoble et al again. But it's the biggest two weeks in Stormhoek's history, so you gotta do what you gotta do.

Yeah, I'm excited about the tour. But I'm more excited about the new cartoon label. That'll shift far more cases of wine than any crazy-ass blogging cartoonist, stalking people in supermarkets with a microphone and video camera. Heh.

Posted by hugh macleod at January 29, 2007 9:47 AM | TrackBack

all I want is a case of wine with unique original hugh mcleod labels on each bottle.

Posted by: niti at January 29, 2007 10:43 AM

Good to see that you are spending time at the coal face Hugh :-) Unfortunately when you are at Bar Hill I will be visiting my son in Dubai so won't be able to get my personalised bottle of Stormhoek :-(

Posted by: Geoff at January 29, 2007 11:01 AM

I absolutely love it. Wished I could get them in Austria.

Posted by: Karin at January 29, 2007 11:18 AM

Will see if my local tesco can get me a bottle....

Posted by: sally at January 29, 2007 1:17 PM

Any plans to skip across the pond and do a little stalking over here at some point? After V-day of course...

Posted by: Theresa at January 29, 2007 4:40 PM

Hi Hugh,

We have a little neighborhood (Brookline) grocery store that has a surprising amount of good wines in stock. What are the chances I might get a bottle of yours? The store is in the Boston area,U.S...it's called "Trader Joe's"


Posted by: margarida at January 29, 2007 6:50 PM

To answer your question, Theresa, the short answer is "Yes, if all goes well in the UK".

I don't see why this wouldn't work in the States, if it works over here.

But it would be a HUGE undertaking. Kinda exciting, I suppose...

We'd have to get a tour bus... with groupies ;-)

Hope ya good,


Posted by: hugh macleod at January 29, 2007 11:51 PM

Will these only be available at Tesco in the UK? I live in the middle of Wales, your nearest launch is 2.5 hours away. Can you just bag one at Thresher, or someplace else?

Good luck with the launch.

Posted by: Alison at January 30, 2007 12:43 AM

Hugh - is it me or does the label look a: expensive because it's using a LOT of paper b: too high on the bottle?

Posted by: Dennis Howlett at January 30, 2007 7:53 AM

I asked my local tesco today if they could order me a bottle of this wine......answer was NO they could only order it if it was an item they already stocked , which they dont.
Going to be alot of disappointed people i think.
You cannot get it on line either.....

Posted by: sally at February 1, 2007 3:18 PM

ooo I like. :)

Posted by: Saira at February 1, 2007 8:42 PM

Ho.. I just found your web page by chance... And, all that I can say is "Waw" I symply love this !

Posted by: Coralie (France) at February 16, 2007 7:35 PM

i just found this page randomly and i just wanted to tell you i love your artwork. it makes me smile.

Posted by: rachel at February 20, 2007 6:32 AM

hey! This is amazing page! I live in Poland so probably this wine is not available ... unfortunatly :( but I will search in
Tesco :) if i can be honest i don't like this supermarket :D

your the best txt is : "so tell me something abut yourself. lie if you have to" briliant!

Posted by: kasia at March 2, 2007 2:41 PM

amazing page! lots of love from Poland! I will search in my tesco your wine :) the best page ever :)

Posted by: kasia at March 2, 2007 2:45 PM

woo. i love these cartoons. they make me smile :-)
can i put one on my myspace with a link?

Posted by: Cat at March 12, 2007 8:39 PM

Hi, is it okay to use some of your pictures for my blog? I assure you.. i will write that it was extracted from ur blog.

Posted by: sal at March 16, 2007 12:44 PM

Check this out!

Posted by: Buckster_lmn at June 13, 2007 7:16 AM