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Come along to our 3rd W&F Celebration from September 10 - 12

Come along to our 3rd W&F Celebration from September 10 - 12

As well as tasting amazing wines from some of New Zealand’s most illustrious wineries, you will also be able to discover the wines of Spain, this year’s featured wine country. 

Travel to Spain in your glass and on your plate with the avant-garde tapas of guest Spanish chef David Puig Zaragoza from Maximal Concepts. Drawing more than a little inspiration from Ferran Adria of El Bulli, David will be presenting Tapas demonstrations and a special dinner on Saturday 10 September. Something to look forward to is the pâté de foie gras encased in candy floss.

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Lyndey Milan is one of Australia’s most recognised food, wine and lifestyle personalities with regular FoodTV programmes. Lyndey believes you can be a lazy baker and still get great results. It’s all about cleverly cutting corners but not compromising on flavour.


Stephen Wong MW is New Zealand’s newest Master of Wine. Stephen works as a wine consultant out of Wellington and curates wine lists around the country as well as hosting tastings. Join Stephen for a fascinating tasting on how to describe a wine's personality with concepts like 'minerality', savouriness, liveliness, gaminess and austerity. 

The Northern Thai Cuisine of Saan Restaurant prepared by Chef Lek will feature at the Dinner on Sunday 11 September at 7pm. If your brave enough you can join the workshop at 2pm to prepare this menu and then join the dinner.

Have a go learning how to create your own Urban Hangi on Sunday 11 September at 11am.

Chef Clint Davies of MoreporkBBQ will explain how to refine your Slow Roast American BBQ techniques on Monday 12 September at 4pm. Following this class you can test your tastebuds in the NZ Wine Room from estates including Escarpment, Pegasus Bay, Misha’s Vineyard, Trinity Hill, Elephant Hill, Clos Marguerite from Marlborough, Pasquale from Waitaki among many others.

And if that’s not enough, you will be able to watch the finalist of the New Zealand Sommelier and Junior Sommelierof the Year as they go through the tasks in a public display of their skills.

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Celia Hay

Celia is a qualified chef and holds the WSET (London) Diploma of Wine. She has a Bachelor of Arts in History, Master of Education (Distinction) and MBA Master of Business Administration from the University of Canterbury.

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