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TALKS & TASTINGS

To supplement the search for your favourite drop, we will be providing free educational talks and tastings on the Main Stage.   

 

This is your opportunity to 'Share a Glass' with some famous faces and our MC Angus Dunn, catch up with renowned wine critics and learn the tricks of the trade direct from sommeliers and winemakers.

Joining us on the Main Stage in Christchurch is Boh Runga, rugby sportsman and farmer Luke Thompson, former All Black legend Casey Laulala, and wine gurus; Bob Campbell (MW), Emma Jenkins (MW), Candice Chow, and Virginie Le Brun.

Share A Glass Schedule

Session 1 Friday 5.00PM - 8.30PM
5.30pm - 5.50pm Keep it or Quaff It with Bob Campbell MW
6.00pm - 6.20pm Methode Traditionelle & Sabrages with Virginie Le Brun
6.30pm - 6.50pm My Sweet Darling with Emma Jenkins MW
Sweet but sophisticated, a look at sweet wines and why these should be your next dinner party gift.
7.00pm - 7.20pm Share a Glass with Rugby Sportsman Luke Thompson 


Session 2 Saturday 12.00PM - 3.30PM 
12.30pm - 12.50pm What The Fizz with Emma Jenkins MW
Sparkling wines, but not quite how you know it. 
1.00pm - 1.20pm Share a Glass with Boh Runga
1.30pm - 1.50pm What is Pinot Blanc? with Candice Chow
2.05pm - 2.25pm Share a Glass with Former All Black Casey Laulala

 
Session 3 Saturday 4.30PM - 8.00PM
5.00pm - 5.20pm The Great Grape Chardonnay with Candice Chow
Introducing Chardonnay, sip and discover why this is one of the world’s most widely planted grape.
5.30pm - 5.50pm Share a Glass with Former All Black Casey Laulala
6.00pm - 6.20pm Pining for Pinot with Emma Jenkins MW
6.30pm - 6.50pm Wine Myths with Bob Campbell MW
Do teaspoons really keep sparkling wines bubbly for longer? 

Christchurch WINE BLIND

The ultimate test of your tasting prowess - each wine tasted will be concealed until the big reveal after a series of clues by our wine experts - including Bob Campbell MW, Emma Jenkins MW, Candice Chow and wineries such as Judge Rock, Lone Goat, Seresin Estate, Grey Ridge, Framingham and Rockburn.

You could be guessing the variety, region and vintage or something completely left field and different.

 

Entry into the class is 2 tokens and based on a first come, first serve basis.

 

Have you got what it takes?