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WIN! 2 Tickets to Wine AKL | 14/15 August at Shed 10

Be in to WIN a double pass (valued at $50) to Wine AKL, on 14/15 August at Shed 10!

To enter, simply head over to our Instagram feed @sipnzwine and leave a comment on the image below with whom you’d like to go.

Competition ends on 12/8 at 2pm. Winner will be notified via Instagram.

Wine AKL is returning as part of the Restaurant Month and it’s certainly a wine event that you shouldn’t miss this winter.

The organisers call it “the wine buff’s ultimate day out” and with wines from over 80 wineries on offer you’ll certainly be able to give your palate a workout.

Catch-up with international wine experts including Nick Stock (AUS), Jorge Nunes (Portugal) Bob Campbell MW (NZ) and Yvonne Lorkin (NZ) and attend one of the free Wine 101 talks and 20 minute tastings by a wine expert from one of Auckland’s top central city restaurants including The Grove, Clooney, MASU, Monsoon Poon and Wine Chambers – all included in the ticket price.

And if you’re an aspiring or already well-educated wine geek you can book a 40 min Masterclass and hang out with the wine gurus in the Connoisseur Lounge.

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The nitty-gritty:

Where: Shed 10, Queens Wharf, Quay Street, Auckland
When: Friday 14 August, 5pm – 8.30pm & Saturday 15 August, 12pm – 3.30pm and 4.30pm – 8pm
$$$: Advance sales $25, door sales $30 – including a tasting glass, your first 5 tastings and a wine guide.
Tickets: available from iTicket

Click here to find out more.

See you there!


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9 Auckland wine events you shouldn’t miss this June

June 2 – July 21 (8 Tuesday nights) 
The Essentials of Cooking Fine Food at Home
6-9:30pm at the NZ School of Food and Wine | $795

Through a well-structured programme, you will be able to develop skills to make you a confident cook in your own kitchen. The recipes are fast, classic and interesting.

To book call 09 3777 961 or send an email to nzsfw@foodandwine.co.nz.

June 8th
Dine with Dish: Crossroads with Josh Emett 
6:30pm at Ostro Brasserie and Bar | $125

Don’t miss the chance to experience a four course menu designed by Josh Emett, matched with a selection of Crossroads wines. 2015 marks Crossroads’ 25th anniversary, and to celebrate they are releasing an exclusive Syrah that evening at Ostro Brasserie and Bar.

To book phone 09 302 9888 or send an email to reservations@seafarers.co.nz.

June 10th 
Hot Red Hawke’s Bay
6-9pm at the Maritime Room | $40

Hawkes Bay is one of NZ’s hidden gems with some truely outstanding wines. Enjoy an evening speaking with inspirational winemakers while tasting over 270 Hawke’s Bay wines, including many 2014 releases – a night not to be missed!

To book visit www.eventfinder.co.nz/2015/hot-red-hawkes-bay/auckland

June 10
Metro Top 100 Wines for Winter
5:30-7:30pm at Glengarry Victoria Park | $35

Join Metro editor Simon Wilson, chief wine judge Paul Tudor MW and other Metro judges, as well as winemakers from around the country, to experience the Metro 100 Wines for Winter. The ticket price includes tastings of the Metro Top 100 Wines for Winter, accompanying food, the latest issue of Metro, a tasting note pad and live music.

To book call 0800 733 505.

June 14 
Boutique Wine Fair
11:30am-7:30pm at Imperial Lanes, Fort Street | $39 + masterclass

The best boutique vineyards from around New Zealand will be showcasing over 200 wines, creating one of the most unique cellar door experiences in this country’s wine history.

Event attendees will be able to explore wines from different regions, enjoy fantastic food and wine pairings, great live music and participate in blind tasting seminars.

To book visit www.eventfinder.co.nz/2015/new-zealand-boutique-wine-festival-2015/auckland

June 14 
Ostro & Viva’s Dinner and a Show, featuring Hollie Smith  
Ostro Brasserie and Bar | $150 or $25 for the Terrace show only

It’s called Dinner and a Show, but there’s a little bit more to it than that. For a start it’s an evening of two halves – a 3 course dinner and the first part of the show in Ostro Brasserie followed by a second part of the show on Ostro’s City Terrace.

To book call +64 9 302 9888 or send an email to reservations@seafarers.co.nz.

June 17th
2013 Craggy Range Prestige Collection Release Dinner with the Fine Wine Delivery Co.
6:15-8:30pm at the Fine Wine Delivery Co. | $75

The wines for the evening will be: Craggy Range Gimblett Gravels Chardonnay 2014 on arrival; followed by Aroha 2013, Le Sol 2013, Sophia 2013 and Sophia 2006 accompanied by a Michelin-style menu prepared by Philip Reynolds, former chef at Marco Pierre White’s restaurant L’Escargot!

To book visit www.finewinedelivery.co.nz.

June 17th
First Glass Tasting: Cuisine Shiraz line-up
7pm at First Glass | $15

Includes N.Z. Syrah. We know the wines – there are some crackers. These tastings are hosted, informal, seated tastings with hosts including Kingsley Wood, Andrew Rawlins & Wine Orbit’s Sam Kim, or on occasions, visiting winemakers & Masters of Wine. Most of the time the wines are tasted blind.

To book visit www.firstglass.co.nz/wine-tastings.

June 23
Dine with Dish: Church Road Grand Reserve Wines and Clooney Restaurant
6:30pm at the Clooney Restaurant | $125

The Church Road Grand Reserve wines will be matched with a special  four course menu that is classic yet undeniably modern created by the team at Clooney led by Chef Des Harris.

To book phone 093581702 or visit www.dish.co.nz/whats-on/event/2015/5/dine-dish-and-church-road.


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