Mark Field's recent sales jaunt to Australia
In June Mark skipped across the divide to Australia on the annual COPNL Trans Tasman Showcase. This started in Melbourne with 400 people attending the Regional tasting at The Prince Winestore in South Melbourne. Mark was chaperoned around a number of leading Melbourne restaurants and nightspots by Danae Lakai our gorgeous Negociants rep in Melbourne. These included The Melbourne Wine Room, the crazy Cookie, Seamstress (run by a Dunedinite, Jason Chan), the elegant Grossi Florentino and Seagrass.
Next port was a balmy Brisbane where the Central Otago Roadshow was received enthusiastically by a couple of hundred eager Queenslanders. Two Paddocks can now be found at Cru Bar & Deli, Stewart & Co; and The Emporium Wine Store.
With little sleep and a plane running late, the Roadshow then hit Sydney with less than an hour to spare! Again the crowds were batting the door down to get in! Somewhat exhausted, the next day Mark was again out pounding the pavement with Jason Osbourne from Negociants visiting fine wine retailers including Vauclause Cellars, Porters, and Wine Culture (Roseville) and the delightful Yumi at Azuma Restaurant.
Rumour has it that Mark then escaped back to Melbourne where against the Proprietor’s advice was out all night….
NB: The Proprietor will take disciplinary measures at the earliest opportunity!
Sale of Liquor License Ref: OF129
Licence No. 67/OFF/30/2022
Expires 24th August 2025