News of a new wine tasting competition over the weekend – The New Zealand Sommeliers and Wine Professionals will hold a series of regional competitions in June/July 2021 to bring people together to taste, learn and evaluate wines and have fun. The National finals will be held in Auckland on Sunday 1st August 2021.
The regional dates are:
Christchurch: Sunday 27 June 1.30 – 4.30pm at Visions Restaurant, ARA
Central Otago: Monday 28 June 1.30 – 4.30pm at the Willow Room, Kinross, Gibbston Highway
Auckland: Sunday 4 July 1.30 – 4.30pm at New Zealand School of Food and Wine, Viaduct, Auckland
Martinborough: Monday 5 July 4.30 – 7.30pm Martinborough
Hawkes Bay: Monday 12 July 4.30 – 7.30pm at Oak Estate Wines, 403 Ngatarawa Road
How it works
Get together a group of 4 people to compete at your regional venue.
Teams are presented with a series of 8 wines (4 white and 4 red) and asked 5 questions about each wine. Points are allocated for the correct answers with different weightings. Time is limited.
The winning team from each regional competition will be awarded a $500 travel grant, sponsored by the Hospitality Training Trust, to come to Auckland for the final on Sunday, 1 August 2021 to compete for the National Trophy at the New Zealand School of Food and Wine.