Wino Rhino sent packing from Beautiful South tasting

Posted on 13 September 2013 under PIWOSA News

Wino Rhino sent packing from Beautiful South tastingNot everyone has been greeted with open arms at the Beautiful South tasting at London’s Olympia this week. Spare a thought for this loveable rhino who fell the wrong side of the law whilst quietly going about its business at yesterday’s week’s show. Read the full article on

PIWOSA rhino given parking ticket

by Rupert Millar

Petty officialdom won on the night at the Beautiful South Tasting yesterday when a traffic warden gave a rhino statue a parking ticket.

The rhino, known as Wino the Rhino, is the mascot of the Premium Winemakers of South Africa (PIWOSA) and was placed outside the entrance to Olympia where the Beautiful South tasting is being held.

However, Ealing council took a dim view of Wino’s positioning and a traffic warden appeared to slap a parking ticket on the plastic odd-toed ungulate despite the remonstrations of Ken Forrester (pictured) who is one of the group.

In the face of official sense of humour failure, PIWOSA moved Wino inside the exhibition hall.

PIWOSA later posted a picture of the ticket on Twitter. See more photographs of the ticketing on the following pages.

Source: The Drinks Business