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Tales from the Wine Tasting Room at W&F 2016

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Bob Campbell MW on Tio Pepe Fino Sherry. 



Javier pours the wines.

Sophie concentrates

Spanish wine experiential tasting

Sophie Cotter leads the group as they close their eyes, listen to evocative music and imagine being washed up on a beach in Spain.




An aromatic map of Spain 



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Pinot specialist, Larry McKenna from Escarpment.


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Greystone from Waipara


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Kumeu River



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Levant on the bar

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St Vincent's Cave

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Felicity Johnston from NZ WineGrowers 

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Andy Wilkinson, the other half of Misha's Vineyard with our NZSFW Professional Wine students Cressida Law (L) and Shayanne Wu.


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Celia, Bob and Lyndey Milan


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Mathew Judd  from Hawkes Bay- past winner of NZ Sommelier of the Year and 2016 judge.


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Ed Donaldson from Pegasus Bay


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John Hancock from Trinity Hill

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Lee Martin from Osawa Wines

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 Brendon Pringle from Pasquale


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Andy Wilkinson from Misha's Vineyard


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Michael Jemison from MacVine


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Ruby Romanos from Negociants pouring a selection of Spanish wines.

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Junior Sommelier competitors - Tori Haysom and Eye Chutchanok from Saan Restaurant

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Chef Kasuya with Celia Hay

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Marguerite Du Bois from Clos Marguerite with Marijana Brajkovich from Kumeu River.


Ian and Catherine Clark from Villa Mari with June Hay.


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 Mathew Judd, Janet Blackmore and Cameron Douglas.


Our 2016 wineries and dedicated supporters - with thanks


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CHEF FINN GYBEL  Originally from Denmark, Finn trained as a chef in leading Danish restaurants before heading to New Zealand with his family two years ago.

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Celia Hay

Celia Hay's fascination of flavoursome food, international cuisines,  fine wine and the art of hospitality led her to establish *Hay's Restaurant* in 1994 and the *New Zealand School of Food and Wine* in 1995 in Christchurch, New Zealand.

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