The art of Palm Wine drinking is a culture inhabited by millions of Nigerians and Ghanaians.
Importantly, it is served at wedding ceremonies, anniversaries, carnivals, and many more.
And it is mostly drank in a ‘calabash’. A traditionally crafted gourd.
Palm wine, known also as toddy, is an alcoholic beverage created from the sap of various species of palm tree.
Namely, the palmyra, date palms, and coconut palms.
However, it is known by various names in different regions.
Especially, it is common in various parts of Asia, Africa, the Caribbean, South America, and Micronesia.
Note that, Palm wine is an African natural beer and can be taken at anytime.
Particularly, it is very popular among Nigerians and Ghanaians.
Also, palm win has various dialectal and tribal names.
Such as Emu in Yoruba and Tumbo/Pammy in Igbo.
Apart from this, the Akans call it in ‘nsaafuo’, Ewes call it “De ha”.
Above all, the Krobos in the Eastern Region of Ghana call it ‘kɔtse’.
Author: Aku Tetteh