At Alchemy, we celebrate craft booze, and proudly stock many craft drinks produced in South Africa. We are inspired by tradition and moved by innovation. Our commitment, work ethic and dedication to excellence are old fashioned. But our cocktails are not.
al·che·my \ ˈal-kə-mē \
“… a seemingly magical process of transformation, creation, or combination…”
“… the process of taking something ordinary and turning it into something extraordinary, sometimes in a way that cannot be explained…”
occasional Musing about all things wine by Theo. read about his journey of exploration, of challenge and of WONDROUS new discoveries.
Years ago at a well known wine event in Durban, a friend made a comment about the people behind the wine, or as he called them, "the wine people" - in essence, that they were all interesting, engaging, opinionated yet down to earth, and generally just bloody nice. Recent months have seen many wine makers visit the greater Durban area, providing an opportunity to reconnect with old friends and make new ones. Each shared some pearls of wisdom or reminded me of previously learnt lessons.
Special wine finds and new discoveries are generally hard to come by, and, at the risk of generalisation, in KZN we tend to go for "safe" varietals. So the mojo behind our wine choices in The 'Other' Room is clear: we aim to bring wine lovers in our corner of the world extraordinary South African wines, introduce the pioneers who are blazing new trails, and encourage winos to challenge themselves, step out of their comfort zone and try something new. While always striving to provide good value.