Palm wine is one of the many brands of native wines drunk in Nigeria. While some other wine types like Burukutu, Pito and Ogorogo are brewed and distilled from either wheat, guinea corn grains or even as a derivative from fermented palm wine, the particular brand called palm wine is gotten straight as sap from either raffia palm or oil palm trees.
Apart from providing platform for social interaction, palm wine plays important social religious functions. It is the drink of the gods. Traditional Rivers State society, palm wine is the preferred drink used in pouring libation to the gods. In every traditional ceremony be it wedding, child naming ceremony, funeral or memorial, palm wine is the preferred drink.