Wine and Food Guide

Enjoy the fruits of your labours

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As this long hot summer rolls on, so too does the amazing fruit on offer. Roadside stalls groan with ripe peaches, apricots and nectarines.

New Oamaru Harbour cafe specialises in Kiwi treats

New Oamaru Harbour cafe specialises in Kiwi treats

In a series featuring some of Otago's cafes, Rebecca Ryan finds good views and food in Oamaru. 

From orchard to popular cafe and wedding venue

From orchard to popular cafe and wedding venue

In a series featuring some of Otago's cafes Leith Huffadine discovers a family business which has gone in a different direction - from orchard to cafe.

A self-taught cook shares some of her recipes

A self-taught cook shares some of her recipes

Annabel Langbein has made it her mission to empower and inspire people to eat more fresh seasonal produce and fewer barcodes.

Chocolate cherry brownie

Chocolate cherry brownie

This densely decadent brownie with the added delight of fresh drunken cherries (best soaked overnight) will be a memorable addition to the festive season.

James Stapley's roasted Sicilian spiced carrot salad with verjus currants

James Stapley's roasted Sicilian spiced carrot salad with verjus currants

These carrots are so easy - great as a warm side accompanying a simple steak or chicken breast.

WINE REVIEWS: Chardonnay

WINE REVIEWS: Chardonnay

It's hard to beat a good chardonnay, one with fruit, oak and nutty characters in harmony anda crisp, long, satisfying finish.

Sparkling wine fitting tribute

Sparkling wine fitting tribute

An auspicious occasion for the pre-release launch of a special new sparkling wine was Dawn Ibbotson's 100th birthday, celebrated in Dunedin on December 12.

A taste of the Waipara

A taste of the Waipara

Pegasus Bay Winery in Waipara has an enviable record of making fine wines and winning awards for its restaurant, including six from Cuisine.

Bread wars put bakers 'under siege'

Bread wars put bakers 'under siege'

One-dollar loaves of bread are flying off the shelves in the millions - but a bakers' union says Kiwis' love of a cheap deal could put jobs at risk.

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