Otago Daily Times: Travel

Cookbooks

Cookbooks

Slightly zany baking can be found in Sweet Envy (Murdoch books), by Alistair Wise and Teena Kearney-Wise.

Vertical tastings show the worth of cellaring good wine

Vertical tastings show the worth of cellaring good wine

Many small to medium-sized family-owned vineyards make fine wine and two I visited recently - Rippon in Central Otago and Dog Point in Marlborough - were celebrating milestones.

A wine like Alex

A wine like Alex

Every Labour weekend for the past six years the Alexandra basin winegrowers have held a new-release tasting in Clyde.

Cookbooks

Cookbooks

A gorgeously illustrated coffee-table book, Movida Solera (Penguin) explores the food of Andalusia.

On the menu: Uncle Joe's

Cold pressed nut and seed oils from Uncle Joe's in Marlborough can add a different flavour to summer salads and other dishes.

Cookbooks: Keep it Vegan

Cookbooks: Keep it Vegan

There's a definite move towards more plant-based eating these days as we become more aware of health and environmental issues, as well as ethical considerations of farming animals.

No 1 pinot noir ranking wait over

No 1 pinot noir ranking wait over

Rockburn Wines winemaker Malcolm Rees-Francis has had his fingers crossed for a ''No 1'' ranking for the past eight years, since being named ''No 2'' in Cuisine magazine's annual New Zealand pinot noir tastings in 2006.

A walk on the wild side

A walk on the wild side

When Tony Smith was growing up in Alexandra he grew to love rivers.

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