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Cape Wine Works faces flak for ambiguous wine packaging

South African wine maker Cape Wine Works has been condemned for packaging wine in colorful containers that are more likely to attract kids by the Western Cape Finance and Economic Development, a provincial government body.

Mal Piet had been sold in 250ml containers that were colorful, with a mini-straw attached, and this was described as irresponsible by Winde during an address to liquor traders, reported il.co.za.

Western Cape Liquor Authority affirmed that though the packaging could not be termed illegal, it was irresponsible, and it would send the Mal Piet containers for a product test to make sure about its compliance with norms.

Cape Wine Works director Rein Myburgh said the wine labeled Mal Piet had been sold and packaged in colorful containers for years.

The firm claimed the product underwent a design process and had been packaged legally.