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Come to W&F Celebration

This year our W&F Celebration will run from Sunday 13 – Tuesday 15 September. We have embraced Auckland’s artisan food producers and will showcase some innovative leaders in our two Sunday sessions along with wine tasting of New Zealand and Italian wines. You are able to sample and purchase wines and foods tasted during the sessions. Joelle Thomson will share her love of Italian wines with a fascinating line-up from some of our leading importers on show during the event. Bob Campbell MW will host a series of walkabouts through the New Zealand Wine Room where he talks and taste a selection of wines that are emerging as iconic styles.

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 Former NZSFW tutor Philippe Meyer will join us from Christchurch to share his knowledge on fermenting foods (link) which is gaining enormous popularity overseas. This is a free demonstration class as part of the general admission ticket to the event.  Our chef Stefan Loetcher will also be conducting free demonstrations on how to make sour dough bread and how to fillet and smoke fish at home.

Guest chef Alfredo Romeo, hot from Crab Shack, will present an authentic Mexican Street Foodworkshop where you make your own fresh corn tortillas, Cochinita Pibil (slow roasted pork) and chile preparations. Philippe will also hold a hands-on doughnut class (link) in our practical kitchen.

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For coffee aficionados, we offer something quite special with Master roaster Steve Barrett joining us from Wellington for a Coffee Cupping Masterclass on Tuesday 15 September. This is your opportunity to transfer those wine tasting skills to sniff and swill single origin coffees from exotic locations like Ethiopia, the home of coffee, Java and Guatemala. You will learn about washed vs naturally dried beans, about judging the intensity of roast and also the new brewing fashions of Chemex, Aeropress and Siphon.

Tuesday 15 September Coffee cupping masterclasses  9.30 – 3.00pm

Single origin coffees from around the world

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The NZ Sommelier of the Year Awards for NZ Sommelier of the Year (sponsored by Louis Roederer)

NZ Junior Sommelier (sponsored by Misha’s Vineyard) and New Zealand Wine Professional (sponsored by Hans Herzog Estate).

 Session times:   11.30 – 3.30pm and 4.00pm – 7.00pm

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Day trip to Waiheke Island

If you feel like getting out for the day, join our vineyard trip to Waiheke Island where you will visit the renowned vineyards of Te Whau, Stonyridge (includes lunch), Cable Bay and Kennedy Point. Touch the vines, get taken into the winery to learn more about how wines are made

Monday 14 September departs 9am ferry from Quay Street and returns by 5pm.

Includes ferry ticket, all transfers, lunch at Stonyridge.

 Looking forward to seeing you at W&F. Follow this link to buy see full programme and buy tickets.

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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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Founded by Celia Hay, the New Zealand School of Food and Wine opened its first campus in Christchurch in 1995.

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