Angostura Oceania Final winner
Angostura brought the carnival spirit to Wellington when they held the Oceania Finals (excluding Australia) of the International Angostura Cocktail Challenge. Auckland bartender James Goggin took the Oceania crown, and goes through to the grand finale.
The competition saw eleven finalists vying for the Oceania title. The bartenders created two cocktails, each judged on cocktail taste, appearance and aroma. The winner wins a place in the Global Final which takes place in Trinidad during the world famous carnival in March 2014.
As Oceania winner, James will now face winners from North America, South America, Caribbean, Asia, Africa, Trinidad & Tobago, Australia and India. The winner of the Global Competition wins a cash prize of $10,000 US and a year-long contract as the global Angostura brand ambassador.