Masterclasses.

held in the Connoisseurs Lounge

JOELLE THOMSON

WSET DIPLOMA

Joelle Thomson is a journalist, wine writer and author who lives in Martinborough, and works as a wine adviser for Regional Wines & Spirits in Wellington. Having earned the UK based, Wine & Spirit Education Trust highest qualification, the Level 4 Diploma, she teaches New Zealand wine courses and WSET levels 1, 2, and 3 and judges at wine shows in New Zealand, Australia and South Africa.

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SATURDAY 10 OCTOBER | SESSION 2

12:50pm-1:30pm: Prestige Class

Winetopia brings out the big guns with some of the country's most auspicious

wines -not to be missed! 

 

SATURDAY 10 OCTOBER | SESSION 3

4.45pm – 5:25pm: Power of Pinot

Delve into the world of great New Zealand Pinot Noirs with passionate Pinot lover, Joelle Thomson, as she unmasks the best of our bunch at Winetopia

$20
+ bookinG
FEE

CAITLIN PERLMAN

Over the past decade, Caitlin Perlman (Sommelier) has been building her career in food and wine with stints in North America, Europe and New Zealand. After completing a culinary program in France, Caitlin accepted an internship at the two Michelin starred L’Oxalys. Caitlin provides support to Wine Sentience Wellington while also leading events for both the wine trade and the wine drinkers. 

 

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$20
+ bookinG
FEE

FRIDAY 9 OCTOBER | SESSION 1
 

7.30pm - 8.15pm: Cream of the Crop 

Shredding outdated notions of wine and cheese pairings - masterclass with wine and cheese expert Caitlin Perlman

 

spiegelau

Alchemy - can a glass enhance your wine? 

What a difference a glass makes: can a glass change the taste? Learn how the shape of a glass can improve or limit the taste and aroma of any wine you drink. This is your opportunity, like many before you, to taste some great wines and experience first-hand how the right glass can enrich your wine tasting experience. 

 

Admission includes 3 premium Spiegelau glasses for you to take home (valued at over $120). 

 

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$45
+ bookinG
FEE

SATURDAY 10 OCTOBER | SESSION 2
 

1.50pm - 2.20pm: Alchemy - Can a Glass Enhance Your Wine? 

 

FOOD & WINE MATCHING

Beautiful wine is made to be enjoyed with beautiful food. It’s a celebration of our taste buds, a complete experience, a true experience in being ‘wined and dined’.  This year Winetopia is giving you the opportunity to experience a unique Masterclass experience including  4 premium wines, matched to a small tasting plate.

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$35
+ bookinG
FEE

FRIDAY 9 OCTOBER | SESSION 1
 

6.20pm – 7:05pm: Olive Restaurant

Join wine guru Joelle Thomson for a sumptuous food and wine match with 

Olive Restaurant

SATURDAY 10 OCTOBER | SESSION 2
 

11.45am – 12:30pm: [Wellington Restaurant] 

Sumptuous food and wine match

SATURDAY 10 OCTOBER | SESSION 3

5.45pm - 6.30pm: Hippopotamus

Join sommelier Florent Souche for a sumptuous food and wine match with 

Hippopotamus

 

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