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.


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