The Shout Magazine (New Zealand)

Auckland’s outstanding liquor specialists revealed

The 17th annual Lewisham Awards winners have been revealed to a sell-out crowd at Auckland’s Pullman Hotel.

Named after the late Richard Lewisham, who was a pioneer of the Auckland hospitality scene, the Lewisham Awards were established in 2002 with the main objective to encourage excellence in the city’s hospitality community.

Finalists and winners came from a mix of both new and well-established businesses, highlighting this dynamic and ever-changing industry and showing that Auckland hospitality remains in excellent heart.

Here are the liquor specialists who took out this year’s awards:

Outstanding Bartender sponsored by Winterhalter NZ

Bryan De Fenyi-Pollett, Deadshot

Outstanding Wine List sponsored by EuroVintage

O’Connell Street Bistro

Outstanding Wine Service Professional sponsored by Negociants New Zealand

Hiro Kawahara, Sid at The French Café

Outstanding Bar sponsored by Hancocks Wine, Spirit & Beer Merchants


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