On the fourth day of the Cocktail World Cup in New Zealand, we began the day in Queenstown, New Zealand and ended it in Wellington. Keeping with the theme of this year's event, Love, Drinks, and Rock and Roll, we did it all in superstar style.
First we had a morning lecture at top of the Gondola in Queenstown with Jim Meehan of PDT in New York (now the second person I've traveled with to three non-US countries) and Vernon Chalker of the Gin Palace in Melbourne.
Then we took helicopters from the top of the mountain down to the airport.
Then we took a private plane from Queenstown to Wellington. In the seat pockets were costumes and sunglasses that made the ride a heck of a lot of fun.
Then we were met by a team of people dressed as 1950's journalists with flashbulbs swarming the bartenders like paparazzi. We made our way through the crowd and into ridiculous stretch Hummer limos to the hotel. What a way to travel.
More updates to come...