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Tokyo in Autumn

 Tokyo in Autumn

Chrysanthemum tribute

From the Imperial Gardens

Celia at the New Zealand Embassy with Ambassador Hamish Cooper, son of Margie Cooper and a great friend of June Hay, and with Misa Kitaoka of Education New Zealand. Here we are standing in the beautiful garden of the Embassy.

 Pinus Densiflora - Japanese Red Pine, an important ornamental tree, pictured here in the Imperial Garden.

Matcha Tiramisu

No rubbish bins on the streets because no one has rubbish. Japanese carry their rubbish home.

ASI Association Sommeliers International Best Sommelier for Asia and Oceania

ASI Competition

Andrea Martinisi, placed 2nd in the gruelling 2 day ASI Association Sommeliers

Competitors at the Competition

ASI Competition

New Zealand Wine Tasting at Rangitoto Tokyo

A fun ending to an intense week of training and competitions at the ASI Association of Sommeliers International Asia Oceania Best Sommelier Competition culminated with champion sommeliers Andrea Martinisi and Marek Przyborek, and Celia Hay, chair of NZSWP happily shared some of our leading NZ wines, currently available in Japan, with our sommelier colleagues.

It was very nice to catch up with Ettore Donadeo, graduate of NZ School of Food and Wine and now an educator at Caplan Corporation, the leading provider of WSET courses in Japan. Ettore was joined by a number of his past students who are New Zealand wine enthusiasts...and want to taste more New Zealand wines in Tokyo! Ettore studied our Professional Wine Programme in 2012. 


Rangitoto Tokyo, New Zealand Wine & Craft Sake Bar is the bistro of kiwi Wayne Shennen, a member of the NZSWP executive committee, and his wife, Makie. Here Wayne and Andrea stand at the entrance to Rangitoto Wine and Sake Bar.

Japan Agent Visits

Japan Tea Ceremony

with Miki of Ryugaku Journal

with Yuri of World Avenue

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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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