WELCOME

Top Tastes is designed to help you find the best food and beverage venues and products; whether you want delicious fish chips, beautiful café food in a winery setting, finely crafted formal dining, food ideas, wine reviews or cocktail recipes this is your guide to the best New Zealand has to offer.

Top Tastes was created by Neil Hodgson and managed by him, he has invited other professional writers to contribute to the site, this means more regional information will be added as time goes by. You will find a range of opinions, reviews and recipes from people who know their stuff when it comes to food and beverage.

Only reviews written by this select group will be published on the site (you are welcome to leave comments of course) so you will be able to trust the review – no fake reviews, no ranting, just good information to help you choose great things to eat and drink as well as the best places to eat out.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Loading Events

Events for April 2020

Events Search and Views Navigation

Event Views Navigation

  • There were no results found.

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
1
2
3

THE LATEST REVIEWS

YUM Granola

I first came across YUM Granola back in 2016 and wrote about them not long after I discovered their great breakfast products, a lot has happened with this business in the last four years so I figured it was time to catch up with founders Sarah Hedger and Mike Cowlin again to see if they […]

Porta Via

When the owners of Casa del Vino decided to close the doors of…

YUM Granola

I first came across YUM Granola back in 2016 and wrote about…

FEATURED ARTICLES

Porta Via

When the owners of Casa del Vino decided to close the doors of…

The New Zealand Craft Beer Marketplace

The New Zealand craft beer marketplace is rapidly growing –…

The search for innovation.

Innovation and continuous improvement are hallmarks of quality…

Mister Karaage – Japanese Fried Chicken

If you love fried chicken then you need to hunt out Kenji Usui…

Kakariki Olives

I realised recently that while we use a lot of Nelson produced…

The Honest Sausage

One of the things I love about writing this column is the surprising…

TOP WINES TASTINGS

Epic Blue

| | |
Tasted by:
Date: 2020/03/03

Taste & Other Notes

Enter Epic, who have just released ‘Epic Blue’. With 70% less carbs and a healthy 4.8% ABV, this drop is anything but sad or humourless.

We’ve put together a team of experts who have a passion for writing about Food and Beverage.