Otago Daily Times: Travel

Food, theatre set to music

Music, art and food combined at an Otago Polytechnic food performance at the recent Auckland Arts Festival. Polytechnic Associate Professor Richard Mitchell explains the experience.

Central Otago pinots get own Riedel glass

Central Otago pinots get own Riedel glass

A newly shaped wineglass designed by a 300-year-old Austrian glass company especially to elevate the experience and enjoyment of Central Otago pinot noir has been released.

Celebrity chef on a mission

Celebrity chef on a mission

Believe it or not, Australian-based celebrity chef Sean Connolly has never been to Queenstown.

Have a seasonal colour boost

As the days gradually cool down, we see the leaves turn from green to their autumnal shades of red, yellow and orange.

Otago coffee drinkers selective - survey

A typical Otago coffee drinker is desperate for their morning fix, is dedicated to getting the best cup possible and worries about how much caffeine they drink.

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.

Otago-crafted whisky a 'superstar'

Otago-crafted whisky a 'superstar'

An Otago whisky has been described as ''one of the most delicate and sophisticated and complex 25-year-olds imaginable'' by 2015 Whisky Bible author Jim Murray.

Getting back to the roots of the process

Getting back to the roots of the process

The 11th Central Otago Pinot Noir Celebration late last month was its usual mix of good wine, good food, good company and thoughtful presentations. More than 200 delegates, replete with fine food and wine are wending their way home to the US, Europe, Asia, Australia, and of course elsewhere in New Zealand. Charmian Smith reports on the maturing of the region.

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