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Mindful Drinking SA to host first Festival celebrating alcohol-free drinks in Africa

  • by Spotong
  • Oct 14, 2019
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For the first time in Africa, the public will get a chance to sample an exciting array of new and established alcohol-free beers, wines, spirits and health drinks at the Mindful Drinking Festival to be held at the Kirstenbosch Stone Cottages on Sunday 20 October 2019 from 11am – 6pm. Entry cost R100. Tickets available on www.quicket.co.za or follow the link https://www.quicket.co.za/events/81711-mindful-drinking-festival/#/.  Kids under 18 are free.

Visitors will get the chance to participate in a blind tasting MC’d by comedian Nik Rabinowitz, attend a range of workshops about this booming segment of the drinks industry, listen to live music and enjoy great food.


Mindful Drinking SA was started by two Capetonians, Sean O’Connor and Barry Tyson, to promote and de-stigmatise the consumption of non-alcoholic drinks. The festival will bring together alcohol-free beers, wines and spirits, kombuchas and health drinks for the first time in Africa, along with an array of healthy food and live music, giving the public a chance to try a wide range of healthy beverages in one place and at low cost -  while enjoying great food and live music.

O’Connor says: “Our mission is to make alcohol-free drinks socially acceptable – even desirable – for young and old to choose in any situation. If you’ve had a couple of drinks at a braai and you have to drive home, you can switch to alcohol-free beer instead of the facing the prospect of being caught in a roadblock and being charged with drunk driving, or worse, having an accident that changes your life on the way home. Or, if you’re having a business lunch, instead of getting mildly inebriated and wanting to fall asleep at your desk, you can choose a non-alcoholic bottle of wine and still complete an afternoon deadline. Alcohol-free drinks taste better than ever before, and there are more and more to choose from. The sooner we get South Africans to embrace them as a normal part of our society the better.”

For more about Mindful Drinking visit www.mindfuldrinking.co.za.

Our mission is to make alcohol-free drinks socially acceptable – even desirable – for young and old to choose in any situation.