ZEFFER CIDER CO
Jody comes from the UK’s Cider county of Devon. He came to New Zealand as a winemaker and turned his hand to cider upon meeting the small Zeffer team. Realising the huge potential in quality Cider which was largely untapped in New Zealand at the time, he has gone on to win a wide range of accolades for his Ciders.
Jody will be talking about the Zeffer journey from its humble beginnings as a stall at the Matakana Market located north of Auckland, to becoming the biggest independent Cider company in New Zealand and winning the Champion Cider at the 2017 International Beer and Cider Awards, London.
Yvonne Lorkin is an experienced drinks and wine writer, with her readership and viewership figures making her the most widely circulated and widely visible wine commentator in the country. She is a highly experienced, senior wine show judge and co-founder and Chief Tasting Officer of WineFriend.co.nz.
Yvonne will be looking at the award-winning Ciders from the 2017 NZ Cider Association Awards and taste them with you one by one alongside the Cider makers while attempting to pick out which ones are the crowd favourites. There is a $5 tasting fee for this session.
Alex Peckham is the co founder of Peckham’s Cider which he runs with his wife Caroline. For the past ten years, they have been honing their knowledge and skills working with heritage cider varieties and producing award winning, artisan Ciders in Upper Moutere.
Making cider at home? Learn what the key elements to successful Cider making are, what to look for in your apples, how best to ferment them, and share some key tips from the Cider making pros.
Hopgood’s Restaurant or as everyone calls it ‘Hopgood’s’ is a restaurant you can rely on to deliver great quality food and service every time, something that is very difficult to do in any business let alone a hospitality business. Kevin Hopgood’s skill as a chef and mentor is recognised in many corners of the globe and we are very lucky indeed to have this quiet, unassuming man running one of the finest restaurants in New Zealand right here in Nelson
Kevin will be using his culinary expertise to create sumptuous pairings between the 2017 Award Winning Ciders and local artisan fare.
Cod & Lobster Brasserie is a Seafood focused brasserie and award winning cocktail bar – home to one of New Zealand's largest gin collections. Their aim is to bring fresh, seasonal flavours to the plate, paired with a beverage from their extensive collection while you enjoy their renowned hospitality in one of Nelsons most beautiful heritage buildings.
Nick Widley – ‘The Codfather’ is an award winning bartender and co-owner of Cod & Lobster Brasserie. He will share with you 3 original cocktail recipes using New Zealand Cider as the base and chat to you about new ways to experiment with the flavours of this ancient brew. You will get top tips, recipes and a trial of all three cocktails.
There is a $5 tasting fee for this session