Wine and Food Guide

A taste of things to come

Sticky venison ribs with plum sauce.

For those who have been hanging out for our long-awaited third cookbook, I can tell you the wait is almost over.

Video: How to make shawirma (spicy beef)

Video: How to make shawirma (spicy beef)

Suad Mohammed shows how to make shawirma.

WINE REVIEW: Pinot Gris

WINE REVIEW: Pinot Gris

Pinot gris often has lush fruit and a little sweetness which makes it good with some chicken dishes and Asian cuisines, or just to enjoy by itself. They are, however, high in alcohol, and not lunchtime wines unless you plan a nap afterwards.

Chard Farm celebrates 25 years of fine wines

Chard Farm celebrates 25 years of fine wines

In 1986 Rob Hay was the first trained winemaker to come to Central Otago, and for several years made wine for the region's tiny fledgling vineyards.

Toasted corn salad

Toasted corn salad

Who doesn't like fresh corn? This crunchy, sweet and fragrant salad never disappoints and goes with pretty much anything.

WINE REVIEWS: Sauvignon Blanc

WINE REVIEWS:  Sauvignon Blanc

Marlborough sauvignon blanc is some of the best in the world and with some of the best from Marlborough in this tasting, it's not surprising I handed out a few rare (for me) 4- and 5-star ratings. Those who can't be bothered with ordinary sauvignon should try these.

Ask a chef: Ironic's chocolate beetroot salted caramel cake

Ask a chef: Ironic's chocolate beetroot salted caramel cake

Ask a Chef reveals the secrets of those superb dishes you ate in cafes and restaurants and wanted to try yourself.

Three favourite sauces

Three favourite sauces

It is great to have a collection of simple, yet utterly delicious sauces up your sleeve.

Chard Farm celebrates 25 years

Chard Farm celebrates 25 years

Central Otago's Chard Farm Winery is celebrating 25 years on the farm this month with a VIP wine tasting, birthday party and a family-friendly locals' open day.

Grilled salmon with seed and almond salsa

Grilled salmon with seed and almond salsa

This dish can be cooked on the barbecue or grill or in a pan on top of the stove and finished in the oven.

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