About Me

I’m a multi-faceted spirits professional, with expertise in various alcohol- and bar-related arenas.

Most notably, I’m a distinguished writer, editor and content manager, specialising in drinks and, occasionally, the sister subjects of travel and food.

In addition, I’m an educator and edutainer, teaching spirits theory and systematic tasting as well as offering a fun but informative masterclasses and drinks-centric corporate team-building activities.

I also judge bars, spirits and cocktails professionally, and lend my expertise to a number of industry panels, including The World’s 50 Best Bars.

Finally, I’m a global cocktail-and-liquor consultant; here, I specialise in brand positioning, tone and marketing strategy, but I also provide general industry insight and advice.

To find out more about each of these pillars, see my ‘Services’ page, or hit the ‘Work with Me’ Button to shoot me a mail.

Mentions

In the media

Biz Community: 9 Cocktail Trends for 2022

Rise of rum ango: www.food-blog.co.za

Bourdon Drinkers: www.jozistyle.joburg/female-bourbon-drinkers/

What’s in a name? Rooibos, tequila, Karoo lamb and Geographical Indications.

50 Best Chair

Five question to fight back the crisis

Rum Awards

Island Spirit

Bar Awards 2020

Bar Awards: 2020

We are Women

Label Award Judges

Bar Awards 2019

THE FUTURE OF THE COCKTAIL

KWV

NOMINATIONS & AWARDS

2022 Top 100 Most Influential Global Bar FiguresBar World 100

2022 Top 10 Best Cocktail & Spirits WritingSpirited Awards

2021 Scholarship RecipientWomen of the Vine & Spirits

2021 Scholarship RecipientWine & Spirit Education Trust

2020 Top 20 Most Influential Cocktail Personalities in South AfricaDrinksFeed

2020 Media Contributor of the YearSA BAR Awards

2020 Top 4 Women in AlcoholFoodXX Awards

2020 Top 4 Giving BackFoodXX Awards

2019 Media Contributor of the YearSA BAR Awards

2018 Social Media AwardKWV Futurists Cocktail Competition

2016 Commendable Sites AwardAwwwards

2013 Chutzpah AwardAssociated Media Publishing

2012 Philip Tyler Trophy AwardPICA Awards

2011 Sefika Booksellers’ Choice Award WinnerSA Booksellers Association & Publishers' Association of SA

2010 Book of the Year AwardRandom House Struik

2009 Wordsmith of the Year NomineeNew Holland Publishers

who I've worked with

WHAT people HAVE HAD TO SAY