Leah van Deventer is an experienced and award-winning editor, writer and content creator specialising in travel, food and drinks. She also does consulting work and competition judging and convening for the spirits industry.

A combination of work and wanderlust has seen Leah collect passport stamps for some 40 different countries, but she’s now pretty much settled back in her home city of Cape Town with her two cats.

This site showcases some of the work she’s had published elsewhere, as well as provides her with a small platform to publish other odds and ends that she thinks are worth sharing.


Academy Chair (Africa South): The World’s 50 Best Bars
Judge (Middle East Africa): Tales of the Cocktail Spirited Awards 2020
Judge: Winemag Spirit Label Design Awards 2020
Judge and convenor: SA Rum Awards 2020
Media Contributor of the Year 2019: SA BAR Awards
Media Contributor of the Year finalist 2020 (winner TBC): SA BAR Awards
Top 20 Most Influential Cocktail Personalities in South Africa 2020: DrinksFeed Top 20 in 2020
‘Giving Back’ and ‘Alcohol’ finalist 2020 (winners TBC): FoodXX Awards