Wine and Food Guide

Sugar-free for the holidays

Ask most children what they like best about Easter and undoubtedly the answer will be chocolate eggs!

Moa strikes gold at Dublin Craft Beer Cup

Craft brewer Moa has stuck Irish gold at the Dublin Craft Beer Cup with its beers taking home seven medals - the biggest haul amongst brewers at the competition.

Good companion to Asian cuisine

Good companion to Asian cuisine

It is often difficult to match wine with Asian foods, but recently a few wines have appeared, such as Spice Trail, which are blended specially to complement these cuisines that are often not wine-friendly.

Drum roll for drumsticks

Drum roll for drumsticks

Everyone loves these tender, tasty, marinated chicken drumsticks. Simple to prepare, good hot or cold, they are also perfect picnic fare.

Green beans and lovage

Green beans and lovage

Lovage has been the herb of choice this summer as the fresh celery-like flavour naturally lifts any green vegetable. If you haven't any handy, try sage, basil or parsley.

Ask a chef: Otago Poly Cromwell campus' cream of tomato soup

Ask a chef: Otago Poly Cromwell campus' cream of tomato soup

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

WINE REVIEWS: Gewurztraminer and sauvignon blanc

WINE REVIEWS: Gewurztraminer and sauvignon blanc

Sometimes you come across wines that are quite different from the run of the mill and this line-up includes an unusual variety, an unusual treatment for gewurztraminer and an unusual but delicious and versatile late harvest sauvignon blanc.

Wild fruits of holiday labour

Wild fruits of holiday labour

Sick of our our bleak southern summer, Diana Noonan went in search of sunshine and the delights of foraged fruit.

Much thought and skill in beef and lamb dishes

Much thought and skill in beef and lamb dishes

Five courses of beef or lamb make for a long lunch, but when they are cooked by Beef and Lamb ambassadors, they are intricate, innovative and interesting.

Helping healthy choices

Helping healthy choices

It's often difficult to tell which packaged food is the healthiest.

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