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Featured Bartender: Gareth Wainwright

Gareth is one of the most creative bartenders in the South African bar industry and is constantly experimenting with new flavour combinations... 

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Artful sipping

Having been at the forefront of the South African mixology scene since 2000, Gareth Wainwright understands what makes a great drink...

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World’s Best Bartender title heats up in Cape Town

Talented mixologist, Brent Perremore of Orphange Cocktail Emporium, is one step closer to earning the coveted accolade of World’s Best Bartender in the prestigious WORLD CLASS Bartender of the Year competition, after clinching victory in the Cape Town Regional Finals’ third Workshop earlier this week...

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Glenfiddich starts the search for the world’s most experimental bartender

Glenfiddich issued a challenge to bartenders around the world: don’t just make an amazing drink, collaborate with another creative genius and see what the two of you can do, together. In South Africa, the program’s ambassador is Gareth Wainwright, specialist drinks consultant...

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Meet SA’s top 6 bartenders

These guys know how to pour drinks that will blow your mind...

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Foraging Fynbos with Gareth Wainwright

The Botanist Foraged Mixology Challenge winner, Gareth Wainwright, crafted a unique foraged serve of The Botanist, inspired by the local botanicals that he personally foraged at the Good Hope Nursery in Cape Point. Follow him on his journey...

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S.A Bartender Competing For Angostura Brand Ambassador Title

Of the 287 participants, drawn from 900 entrants from 36 countries, only 12 finalists remains in the Angostura Global Cocktail Challenge. S.A Mixologist, Dino Batista, is one of these few who survived this fierce rivalry in hope of winning the Angostura Global Brand Ambassador Title along with US$10,000. For their final challenge, finalists are …

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The Beverage with Heritage

It is always a pleasure to meet someone passionate about their art... 

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Sponsored: the search for SA’s “Wildest Cocktail” with The Botanist gin

In 2016, The Botanist gin hosted a number of pop up events taking place in unconventional, secret urban spaces...

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Glenfiddich, the world’s most awarded single malt Scotch whisky, has launched a hunt to find the world’s most experimental bartender...

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A day in the life of James Bond

We’ve recruited one of South Africa’s most renowned alchemists for the job, Gareth Wainwright...

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Gareth Wainwright, South Africa...

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Sin + Tax in Rosebank

With countless awards to his name, a passion for authentic cocktails, and endless enthusiasm, Julian Short’s first bar was always bound to be a success...

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MESH Club is that exclusive and outrageously stunning networking space on the second floor of the TRUMPET building on Keyes Art Mile in Rosebank, Johannesburg...

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Explore The Tastes Of Joburg At The Landmark Bar

Darlings, have you ever wondered what Vilakazi Street might taste like as a cocktail? How about Alice Lane? Perhaps the Rand Club is more your flavour? Well, wonder no more! Thanks to the stylish cocktail bar in Bryanston that is The Landmark Bar, you can now explore our buzzing city like never before – in liquid form, that is...

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