Tanya Cruse – Gin & Co

A Beverage Industry Podcast with Holger Meier Holger visits Tanya Cruse at her new concept store, Gin & Co in the Casterbridge Centre in White River. Gin & Co is the home of Dollie Gin and Rottcher Winery. Gin &…

Dario Scilipoti – Bluebird Coffee Roastery

A Beverage Industry Podcast with Holger Meier Dario Scilipoti, the founder of Bluebird Coffee Roastery is our guest today. Bluebird Coffee Roastery was awarded the coveted Best New Roastery award at the prestigious FNB Coffee Magazine gala event recently. Dario…

John Murray – International Cider Maker

A Beverage Industry Podcast with Holger Meier Podcasting time with John M Murray. John’s long career in cider making has taken him to 83 countries around the world. John worked for HP Bulmer, once the world largest cider maker, for…

Sean Wakeford – Bierfassl

A Beverage Industry Podcast with Holger Meier Sean Wakeford one of Holger’s oldest industry friends is a guest in this episode. We take a walk down memory lane, from the days at the Crossways Hotel to Bierfassl were he has…

Alwyn Liebenberg – Lieben Wine and Gin

A Beverage Industry Podcast with Holger Meier Our guest Alwyn Liebenberg studied transport economics at University and then worked in the distribution department of SAB Polokwane. Alwyn has a passion for port and wines. He has made many trips to…

Jan-Nico Coetzee – Meander Fine Wines

A Beverage Industry Podcast with Holger Meier We caught up with Jan-Nico Coetzee, KwaZulu-Natal’s favourite wine ou, before his move back to the Cape. We talk wine, craft beer and gin with Jan-Nico. Jan-Nico proudly tells us about the progress…

Dirk Prinsloo – Floating Dutchman Rum

A Beverage Industry Podcast with Holger Meier Dirk Prinsloo is the distiller of Floating Dutchman Rum. Floating Dutchman Rum is distilled at Frankenstill Distillery based at Triggerfish Brewing in Somerset West. Dirk explains, in detail, how he distills his rum…

Tony da Costa – Liquor City Claremont

A Beverage Industry Podcast with Holger Meier Listen to Tony da Costa owner of Liquor City Claremont, one of my favourite speciality liquor stores in South Africa. Tony does so much of what we stand for and teach at DrinksBiz.…

Simon von Witt – Distillers Union

A Beverage Industry Podcast with Holger Meier Today’s guest is craft gin pioneer, Simon von Witt, who started making liqueurs after enjoying aperitifs in Italy. His first taste of Inverroche Gin inspired him to start experimenting with Gin. Simon founded…

Bryce Kennard – Copper Republic Distilling Co

A Beverage Industry Podcast with Holger Meier Interesting conversation with Bryce Kennard, the founder of Copper Republic Distilling Co. Bryce a former pub owner who started his beverage career exporting cheap spirits into Africa has made a complete turnaround now…

Ludgero da Cruz – Covert Distributors

A Beverage Industry Podcast with Holger Meier Unofficial ambassador of Brazil’s national cocktail, Ludgero Da Cruz, master salesman and storyteller, joins us in this episode of the DrinksBiz Podcast. Ludgero is a veteran of the Beverage Industry and one of…

Kaspar Hagedorn – Knut Hansen Dry Gin

A Beverage Industry Podcast with Holger Meier Kasper Hagedorn, one of the founders of Knut Hansen Dry Gin, joins us on this episode of the DrinksBiz Podcast, from Munich. Kasper shares his journey of starting a world class gin brand…

Grant McMurray – Zululand Distillery

A Beverage Industry Podcast with Holger Meier Grant McMurray, the founder of Zululand Distillery, joins us in this show. Grant is a successful entrepreneur who started a distillery as a way to add value to his sugarcane crop. Grant talks…

Trevor Bruns – Whisler Rum

A Beverage Industry Podcast with Holger Meier Philosophy of rum Whistling your own tune. Like all good stories this story starts sipping a poor rum. South Africans had very little access to rum culture. It’s great to know that we…

Inacio de Gouveia – Woodstock Direct

A Beverage Industry Podcast with Holger Meier Inacio de Gouveia manages Woodstock direct, a craft beer and gin wholesaler and Woodstock Liquors, a specialist liquor retailer in the heart of Woodstock, Cape Town. Inacio shares his journey from working in…

Aslina Wines by Ntsiki Biyela

In today’s show we talk to Ntsiki Biyela. Ntsiki Biyela grew up in Mahlabathini, a small rural village in northern KwaZulu-Natal, not far from where I grew up on the edge of the Pongola River on the northern border of…

Sean O’Connor – Mindful Drinking Festival

Is Mindful Drinking the “Next Big Thing”? Sean O’Connor the organiser of the Mindful Drinking Festival agrees with me. We both think the low and non alcoholic drinks category is something that retailers have to watch out for. Find out…

Lorna Scott – Inverroche Distillery

In today’s show we are joined by Lorna Scott, founder of Inverroche Distillery. We talk to Lorna about her journey and about the news that Pernod Ricard has acquired a share in the business. A Beverage Industry Podcast with Holger…

Llewellyn Devereaux – Saving us from Hangovers

In this episode we meet the founders of Lohocla at The Landmark in Bryanston. These three young and dynamic entrepreneurs have been working to rid the world of hangovers since 2013. Holger gets a chance to taste the “LifeSaver”. Lohocla™…

Hendre’ Barnard – Distillique

Today’s guest is Hendre’ Barnard, Training and Marketing Manager at Distillique. https://www.facebook.com/hendre.barnard Southern African Craft Distilling Institute www.sacdi.co.za Distillique Beverages www.distillique.co.za

Jacqueline Grobler – Ginifer Gin

030 Jacqueline Grobler In this podcast Jacqueline Grobler shares the story of how she ends up in the Gin and alcohol business with . The journey takes us from her backyard to a state of the art distillery in Johannesburg.…

Peter Hoyer – Windhoek Beer Importer

Peter started working in the bottling and blending facility behind, what we today know as Liberty Liquor Argyle Road. Peter’s grandfather was a director of E Snell & Co and his father, a charted accountant, owned Montana Cellars before it…

Peter Hoyer – Windhoek Beer Importer

Peter started working in the bottling and blending facility behind, what we today know as Liberty Liquor Argyle Road. Peter’s grandfather was a director of E Snell & Co and his father, a charted accountant, owned Montana Cellars before it…

Rob Heyns – The League of Beers

In our current series on drinks entrepreneurs, we talk to Rob Heyns founder of The League of Beers. Rob talks to us about his love for entrepreneurship and how he started The League of Beers, sold it to Yuppiechef and…

Florian Leykauf – Bavarian Beer Culture

Holger chat’s to Florian Leykauf about beer culture and in particular about German beer culture, focusing on beer culture in Florian’s hometown of Munich. The most important beer style in Munich is Helles and the Augustines Helles being the local…

Florian Leykauf – Bavarian Beer Culture

Holger chat’s to Florian Leykauf about beer culture and in particular about German beer culture, focusing on beer culture in Florian’s hometown of Munich. The most important beer style in Munich is Helles and the Augustines Helles being the local…

Andrew Rall – Distillery 031

Today Holger talks to Andrew Rall founder of KwaZulu-Natal’s first micro distillery, Distillery 031 in The Foundry, 43 Station Road, Durban. Andrew tells us about how he started the distillery and about his urban renewal project at The Foundry.

Lauren Hendrie – Midlands Distillery

Today’s guest is Lauren Hendrie from Midlands Distillery in Crammond. Angelo and Lauren started the distillery in 2016 and they have just received their license and they have just launched their Bootlegger Moonshine.

Rob Riedlinger – Monk Media

Rob Riedlinger has been printing and publishing books for over 20 years. Rob was key in getting The Beer Book published. Rob and Holger Chat about publishing, new media and digital marketing.