Auckland 2021

13-15 Jun, Sun–Tue 10am–5pm, ASB Showgrounds

The Best Cellar


The Best Cellar is a trade liquor area at Fine Food New Zealand dedicated to wine, beer, spirits, craft drinks and associated suppliers. It will combine some of the best local and international brands exhibiting in one place... and it only happens every two years. 

WORKSHOPS

All
Sun

Sunday 13 June

Drinking Thoughtfully
12:30pm-1pm

A deep dive with Mikey into the process behind thoughtful drinks production. Discover the how to’s, why’s and why not’s around great beverages and how knowing more about your ingredients is the key to high quality drinks.

Free

The Low and No Alcoholic Drinks Movement with Seedlip
2pm-2:30pm

Join Rebecca Caughey from Cook & Nelson as she explores the shift of the mindful consumer, meaning people are still wanting an incredible drink experience without the alcohol. Learn more about the 'no and low' drinks movement in New Zealand and the way Seedlip has created a category of non-alcoholic spirits.

Free

Kāpiti Cheese Adventurous Pairings – with Beer
3:30pm-4pm

Join chef Todd Thorburn from Anchor Food Professionals as he guides you on a tasting journey. Expertly pairing Kāpiti Cheeses with great beverages, and out of the box food experiences.

Free

Mon

Monday 14 June

A Touch of Cardrona Magic
11am-11:30am

Cardrona Distillery is family owned and operated. The very best equipment has been sourced from the four corners of the earth, to make great hand-crafted and internationally awarded single malt whisky, gin, single malt vodka and limited edition liqueurs.

The Distillery has designed its craft process around the deep single malt traditions, starting from scratch with malted barley to create a genuine artisan premium spirit, a rarity in the spirits industry.

Come along to sample Cardrona’s finest spirits and learn how to add a touch of magic to your menu!

Free

Thrifty Mis En Place
12:30pm-1pm

Discover how to get the most out of our bar ingredients via unconventional preparation, refinement and closed-loop waste techniques. Uncover the goodness can be extracted from the produce we often throw out.

Free

Cassels Brewing Co – World Champions, Brewed in Woolston, Christchurch
2pm-2:30pm

A guided tasting through the core beer styles and brewing history of Cassels Brewing Co, a proudly family owned brewery from Woolston, Christchurch. The tasting will include Cassels world famous Milk Stout, which has been judged “Best in the World” at the World Beer Awards, London in both 2019 & 2020.

Free

Kāpiti Cheese Adventurous Pairings – with Wine
3:30pm-4pm

Join chef Todd Thorburn from Anchor Food Professionals as he guides you on a tasting journey. Expertly pairing Kāpiti Cheeses with great beverages, and out of the box food experiences.

Free

Tue

Tuesday 15 June

Quality Ingredients Make Quality Cocktails
12:30pm-1pm

Alastair Walker, co-owner of Auckland’s Deadshot & Caretaker, will demonstrate how quality ingredients can make a huge impact on the quality of your cocktails and drinks. From ice to freshly pressed juice, discover and taste the difference when quality ingredients are used.

Free

Parrotdog – Ten Years in the Making
2pm-2:30pm

Parrotdog was conceived in 2011 out of a love for good beer by three guys called Matt. From their brewery in Lyall Bay, they’re continuing to do what they started back then. Join Rich Yong for an introduction to Parrotdog’s diverse cast of characters – giving you a taste of their core-range and ReinCanation series. Nice.

Free

Kāpiti Cheese Adventurous Pairings – with Kombucha and Spirits
3:30pm-4pm

Join Chef Todd Thorburn from Anchor Food Professionals as he guides you on a tasting journey. Expertly pairing Kāpiti Cheeses with great beverages, and out of the box food experiences.

Free

EXHIBITORS


Good George Brewing

If we told you that Good George was the best thing to come out of Hamilton, you’d probably think for a minute then make a joke about how we don’t have much…

View


Cardrona Distillery Ltd

Cardrona Distillery is nestled in the beautiful Cardrona Valley in the Southern Alps of New Zealand. All Cardrona spirits are made from grain to glass on site at the…

View


Cassels Brewing Co.

Cassels Brewing Co is a family owned and operated craft beer brewery based in Woolston, Christchurch established in 2009. Cassels has an authentic ‘back story’…

View



Thunder Toffee Vodka

Discover the Award Winning taste of Thunder Toffee Vodka. With its subtle combination of five times distilled wheat grain vodka and natural toffee syrup, making it 100%…

View