Wine and Food Guide

Cool coffee

Arjun Haszard at work in his kitchen in Glasgow St, Dunedin.

Liqueurs, cocktails, cold brews; there are many unusual ways of drinking coffee. Charmian Smith talks to a Dunedin entrepreneur who is exploring interesting ways of using coffee.

Starring role for vegetables

Starring role for vegetables

A new cookbook celebrating the variety and versatility of seasonal produce makes vegetables the star of a meal, writes Charmian Smith.

Celebrating significant winery development

Celebrating significant winery development

A significant event in the development of wine tourism was celebrated recently - the opening of the country's oldest winery restaurant at Vidal in Hawkes Bay more than 30 years ago.

BEER REVIEW: Hoppy IPAs proving popular

The "southern man" is lapping up Dunedin brewer Emerson's big hoppy beers.

Emerson's is producing a series of hop-dominated IPAs (Indian pale ales) for its Brewer's Reserve brews, which are supposed to last up to six weeks.

But the first, Hoppiest Indian, lasted barely a month, so a second has gone on tap early.

WINE REVIEW: Late harvest and noble wines

WINE REVIEW: Late harvest and noble wines

Rich, sometimes pungent, and lusciously sweet, late harvest and noble wines can be the гltimate way to finish a meal - all you need is a little smoked or blue cheese, or an almond biscotti.

 

BEST UNDER $20

Sileni Cellar Selection Hawkes Bay Late Harvest Semillon 2009 $19.95 (375ml)

Taking NZ's best to France

Taking NZ's best to France

Some of Hawke's Bay's best wines were put to the test in a tasting in Bordeaux late last month, overseen by Steve Smith, MW of Craggy Range.

Ask a Chef: Tangente's ham and avacado spiral

Ask a Chef: Tangente's ham and avacado spiral Ask a Chef reveals the secrets of those superb dishes you ate in cafes and restaurants and wanted to try yourself.

A toast to the roast

Sunday, August 1, is Selaks National Roast Day, a time to get together with friends and family to celebrate one of our nation's favourite meals.

Machine does it all - at a price

Machine does it all - at a price

A machine that does everything - chopping, mixing, mincing, grinding, kneading, whipping and juicing, as well as cooking, stirring and weighing ingredients - seemed too good to be true.

Gluten intolerance rising in the West

Is it our imagination, or are gluten intolerance, and dietary disorders in general, increasingly in the news? Does this mean they are on the rise? The answers are yes and yes, according to experts.

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