DrinksWiz Podcast with Holger Meier
Feb 20, 2020 49 min
Episode 59: Ryan Williams - Gydo.me
A Beverage Industry Podcast with Holger Meier Today's guest is Ryan Williams the founder of Gydo.me. Gydo is a app the enables you to buy a frined a beer at his favourite brewery or winery.
Dec 10, 2019 41 min
Episode 58: Robert Greaves Mhoba Rum
A Beverage Industry Podcast with Holger Meier Holger visits the Mhoba Rum Distillery on the Greaves Family Farm near Malelane Mhoba is a farm to bottle, hand-made sugarcane rum made on the Greaves Family Farm near Malelane in the Lowveld. After trying to market and promote Mhoba in South Africa, the bulk of the Mhoba Rum is now exported to France. La Maison du Whisky, Mhoba’s partner is also the sole distributor of major whisky brands such as The Dalmore, Jura, Compass Box and Nikka. Listen to my podcast interview with Robert Greaves on Pocket Casts or your favourite Podcasting App. We talk about authentic rum and ponder about ways in which we could help retailers in South Africa sell more rum. Robert has a very interesting story and is a mine of knowledge. Well worth a listen.
Nov 19, 2019 16 min
Episode 57: 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 & Co offers gin tastings as well as retail sales of local craft gin and rums.
Oct 30, 2019 44 min
Episode 56: 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 talks about his journey and explains the technical aspects of roasting coffee. Coffee supply chain is very complicated and not very transparent. Dario hopes to change this. The way that coffee is being traded around the world is really unsustainable. Coffee is often traded at below the cost price. The commodity price of coffee has actually decrease over the last 20 years. As a roaster, Dario wants to support as supply chain that is sustainable. Dario explains that the big brands are masters of consistency whereas the specialy brands are masters at offering a flavour experiences. Dario explains: Third wave coffee - connecting the consumer directly with the coffee Gourmet Coffee - marketing term Specialty Coffee - rated at more 80 by Q-raters Bluebird Coffe is available at: Hillcrest Kwikspar Salt Rock Coffee company
Oct 21, 2019 46 min
Episode 55: Rob Heyns - Puts cool craft stuff in a box and then ships it!
Rob Heyns is back, and explains to us how he is helping retailers find interesting solutions for their problems. We talk about getting funding and raising capital. Rob shares his vision about creating a canning "ecosystem" for his latest business, the TinyKeg mobile canning business. Variety at a good price rather than quantity at a good price, is the motto! Watch Building A Brand: https://youtu.be/mxgOY2Ms-YI
Oct 03, 2019 49 min
Episode 54: 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 forty years. In the 1980's John opened a cider mill in Elgin and in the late 1990's he was part of the team that opened the Bulmer SA cider plant in Centurion (situated next to the old Bavaria Brau brewery).
Oct 02, 2019 28 min
Episode 53: 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 just celebrated his 20th year anniversary. Stubbornly unique, makes it stand out and difficult to copy and difficult to compete. There must be a reason for people to visit your outlet. What makes your outlet unique. Next time you visit the Bierfassl ask for an Eisbein, a Erdinger Weissbier and a Kleiner Keiler or a merry mountain goat. Sean is always willing to try new ideas and believes in offering his customers something that they can treat themselves with. Sean reminded me our trip the Wartburger Hof and he tells me that I insisted that he had to Wartburg before he was qualified to open the Bierfasl. Both Sean and Holger turn 50 years old this year and are now official industry veterans.
Sep 30, 2019 41 min
Episode 52: 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 Portugal and has worked at numerous distillers and wine businesses. Alwyn believes blending is the key to making great products and believes he learned this valuable lesson from the Portugese. Alwyn takes us on adventure of starting a bootstrapping wine and gin adventure. Alwyn sees himself as the Uber of winemaking. Alwayn shares with us how he started a a wine and gin business in the new “Uber” economy. He obviously refers to the new Sharing Economy which is the term used for the new economy where you don't own a farm, a warehouse a distillery. Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Sailor http://lieben.wine/
Sep 13, 2019 17 min
Episode 51: Get connected: Introducing the DrinksBiz Network and community
A Beverage Industry Podcast with Holger Meier. The beverage industry does not have a formal association for business owners and industry professionals, making it hard to find information and making the right connections in the industry. Holger introduces the DrinksBiz community for business owners and and professionals and explains how this can add value to your business. For more information visit www.drinksbiz.co.za Find out more at https://holger.pinecast.co
Sep 13, 2019 51 min
Episode 50: Mic turnaround: Holger Meier with Brenda Meier
A Beverage Industry Podcast with Holger Meier To celebrate our wedding anniversary, we are reversing the mics and Brenda is in the studio to interview Holger. Join us to listen to Holger's story.