Join us at the New Zealand School of Food and Wine for a unique Wine and Food experience.
On 11 & 12 September, New Zealand Wine Room features a showcase of wines from around the country. You will find a selection of outstanding winegrowers, many of them certified organic, pouring their wines. Master of Wine Bob Campbell will host "walkabouts" during the tasting sessions and you can join him as he wanders the room and discusses the characteristics that make wine special. From Spain we have wines from the famous regions such as Rioja, Ribera del Duero, Rias Baixas and Jerez-Xeres Sherry.
On Monday 12 September, we will present coffee cupping with single origin coffees from unique regions around the world.
Enjoy free cooking demonstrations with Stefan Lötscher and Philippe Meyer exploring how to ferment foods at home, smoke fish and make delicious sourdough bread. Discover more about how your palate works and what appeals to you with Celia Hay.
For those working in hospitality we have three competitions running during W&F, the New Zealand Sommelier of the Year, Junior Sommelier of the Year & the Young New Zealand Wine Professional of the Year. Cameron Douglas, New Zealand's Master Sommelier, will oversee the competitions to be run on 10 & 11 September. This is an opportunity to challenge and recognise those who excel in professional wine service and at the same time build confidence in new talent.
Here are some video clips from our 2014 Wine & Food Celebration: