Hospitality Business Magazine

TheShout Masterclasses and Fight Club – Fine Food New Zealand – June 22 to 24 – what’s in store

Liquor specialist publication TheShout New Zealand – a section of Hospitality Business dedicated to all things liquor – is proud to announce its collaboration with Fine Food New Zealand over an exciting new feature at this year’s show.

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TheShout Masterclasses & Fight Club will provide audiences with a fantastic combination of masterclasses on how different types of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages can best be utilised by restaurant and bar managers, as well as thrilling head-to-head competitions between some of the best mixologists in Auckland.

With three sessions on each of the three days of Fine Food NZ 2014, TheShout Masterclasses & Fight Club are sure to dazzle the audience and break conventional thinking on how beverages can be used.

The morning and lunch sessions will showcase masterclasses by industry experts on beverages including wine, vodka, beer, tequila, whisky and a host of non-alcoholic drinks.

Fight Club – a head-to-head mixology competition between some of the finest bartenders in Auckland – will take place in the afternoon of day one and two. Day one’s grudge match will see a bartender from the Hilton take on a counterpart from Hotel DeBrett, while day two will see Britomart take on Ponsonby.

Sessions are free to attend. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Schedule of Events


10.30am – 11.15am: Wine 101 with Don Kavanagh

12.30pm – 1.15pm: Vodka 101 with Egor Petrov, Waiwera Vodka

3.00pm – 3.45pm: Fight club – the hotel round. Hilton vs Hotel DeBrett


10.30am – 11.15am: Beer 101 with Don Kavanagh

12.30pm – 1.15pm: Tequila 101 with Adrian Ceballos, Agave Imports

3.00pm – 3.45pm: Fight club – the bar round. Britomart vs Ponsonby


10.30am – 11.15am: Non-alcoholic entertaining options with Don Kavanagh

12.30pm – 1.15pm: Whisky 101 with Bart Burgers

3.00pm – 3.45pm: Cocktails 101 with bartender Barney Toy

Save $25 and register on line for free entry. Register before 13 June 2014 at and enter priority code FFNZ12     $25 admission applies at the door for visitors that don’t pre-register online. 

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