HEMA caught plagiarising French wine label
It looked to many as if La Tulipe wine was available at the HEMA chain stores, but no, it was just a bottle of South African wine that had a very similar logo.
Coincidence or done on purpose who knows, but Dutch winemaker Ilya Gort cried sour grapes and wanted to take HEMA to court over it. In the meantime, HEMA has agreed to change the labels on the cheap South African wine which Gort gladly spits out on television right outside HEMA being the showman that his is (see Telegraaf link below).
If you want some cheap red wine with a very silly pun from the HEMA there’s always Chat-en-Oeuf .
And some tips again on wine tasting for cheap bottles, Dutch-style by Ilya Gort himself:
– Look at the wine.
Take a few seconds to actually look at the colour of what you’re drinking. Someone worked very hard to get it that way.
– Smell the wine.
You smell your food before you eat it, give your wine the same courtesy.
– Respect the wine and use a proper glass.
I almost can’t drink from my tumbler glasses anymore, it doesn’t taste the same.