Town, wine combine to shine

01:18, Jan 29 2013
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Blenheim businesses and wineries are working together to create window displays celebrating the 2013 Marlborough Wine & Food Festival.

The Marlborough Chamber of Commerce is running a festival-themed window display competition.

Chamber executive assistant Debbie Carter said yesterday about 20 stores entered had been matched with a winery. Entrants had until noon yesterday to complete their displays.

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Marlborough Wine Festival - Fashion in the Vines. Jade King came second.
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Marlborough Wine Festival - Fashion in the Vines. Chris Davies and partner Jodine Twose. Jodine came second in the women's competition.
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Marlborough Wine Festival - Fashion in the Vines. Thomas van der Burgh "hoping to impress with his brokeback mountain look".
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Marlborough Wine Festival - Fashion in the Vines. Rebecca Brouning wearing a Barcelona boutique dress and London bought shoes
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Marlborough Wine Festival - Fashion in the Vines. Lee Cooper in a Who slapped Johnny dress and pear tree bridal fashionista foot jewellery.
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Marlborough Wine Festival - Fashion in the Vines. Lisa Nicol wearing Staceys summer dress and Andrea Biana shoes.
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Marlborough Wine Festival - Fashion in the Vines. Winner Anna Maxwell made her dress from Trelis Cooper fabric and covered her own shoes.
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Marlborough Wine Festival - Fashion in the Vines. Winner Trent Lindsay.
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Marlborough Wine Festival - Fashion in the Vines. Sam Grant.

"It's good to have the CBD on board when events come to town," she said. "It gives the town a vibrant feel and makes visitors feel welcome."

Bed Bath & Beyond Blenheim manager Christine MacDonald said this was the first time the store had entered the competition, after 12 months in town. Its display centred on a bed in the window combined with props from Drylands Wines and shop stock.

Blenheim Bookworld owner Charlene Scott said the match of her store and Spy Valley Wines was a perfect fit. Penguin New Zealand provided mock-ups of spy novels by Ian Fleming, displayed alongside more recent novels in the same genre, and books celebrating wine and food.

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Aisling Brown, Sarah Smyth from Ireland are about to enjoy the scallops
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Peter Yorke from J and P Seafood, Kaikoura cooks tiger prawns
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Bec Hill and Jo from Figaro's came second in the wine and food match
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Highfield won the best wine and food match
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Fashion in the vines third place winner Linda King
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Wine and food match winner: Highfield. Matt Gibson (chef), Belinda Jackson (judge), Al Soper (winemaker).
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Rachel Hall tries a Posh Nosh, chicken, lime and coconut pie.
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Lynette Morrison, Zoe Redwood and Rachel Morrison with Omega Mussels
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Robyn Gifford liked her oysters with a glass of Daniel Le Brun wine
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Laura Kerr serves Waipapa Bay Lobster.
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St Clair Wines, Kathryn Lankowic, Haley McCauley and Neil Ibbotson (owner)
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Daisy Hill Wines, Andy Rowe, Brent Edwards, David Kepes and Mark Witchalls.
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Spy Valley's Rachel Watson
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Jodie Twose, Hannah Webster, Jemma Columbus and Chris Davies

The twin balls of the Waihopai spy base also feature alongside bottles dressed in tuxedos.

Creswells manager Keith Sandford said Framingham Wines set a wine theme with a barrel and bottles, then staff of the shoe store added bags and shoes as the final touch.

Entries will be judged on Friday and results announced on Monday.

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Clare Bennett-Hughes and Toni Burn
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Yealands Estate
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MC Clarke Gayford lines up the contestants in the Fashion in the Vines competition
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Matt O'Neill came third
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Amanda White came second in women's fashion
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Winner women's fashion, Mary-Ellen Orchard
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Winner men's fashion, Rob Sirrine from the USA is interviewed by judge James Harrison
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Rob Sirrine and Mary-Ellen Orchard.
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Andrea Jarden and Jeremy Watts
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Alex Stier and Mirko Harnisch from Germany enjoy an Ora Pizza.
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Tess Landon-Lane and Natalie McDonald,
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Jenna Broadhurst, Kate Leary, Katy Perry, Katie Hoggins, Louise Paterson, Greg Lane
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Hen's party for Sonia Kennedy-Haugh (centre).
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Winners of best site: No1 Family Vineyard.
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Winners of the wine and food match: Errol Wilkinson from Ora Extra Virgin Pizzas with Kylie Cornelius, Vavasour wine and Mark Heard
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Lucie Cary, Jared Nicholl, Michael Berry, Simon Wong
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Christine Shelton, Lee Dobson, Adele le Brun, Kelly Thompson, Steve Dobson, Hayley Keown.
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Jo Cowland with plates of garlic prawns
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Mike Soper, Jim Hyndman, Ben Eden, Emily Neill, Hayley Cooke.
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Gena Birthles and Anna Simpson
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Juzzaman Carlyle, carlos Whitworth, Nath Ford, James Brydon
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Shaun Perder, Royce McCarthey, Edmond Brun
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Crepe maker Marc Danzer.
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Ian Allen
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Jonas and Sophie Danngeus from Sweden enjoyng an Indian curry from Village India.
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Johanneshof Cellars: Martin Foley, Rachael Foley, Peter Morice, Edel Everling, Warwick Foley.
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Greg Campbell, Vic Bunting, Andrea Newman,
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The Marlborough Wine & Food Festival will be celebrated at the Brancott vineyard off Brancott Rd west of Blenheim on Saturday, February 9.

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