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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.

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THE LATEST REVIEWS

Motueka Creamery

Last week I wrote about the superb artisan producers of gelato and sorbet, Gelato Roma, however I discovered another producer of premium ice cream products in the supermarket chiller earlier this summer – Motueka Creamery. It didn’t take much to find out this is another brand owned by Talley’s and is their move into the […]

Gelato Roma

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I first wrote about Gelato Roma back in March 2016 and a lot…

Motueka Creamery

Last week I wrote about the superb artisan producers of gelato…

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Gelato Roma

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I first wrote about Gelato Roma back in March 2016 and a lot…

Motueka Creamery

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Low and Slow BBQ Cooking

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Visitor’s Guide to Food & Beverage in Nelson

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Joelle Thomson’s Top 12 sparkling wines of 2019

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Joelle Thomson says "It’s the time of year when my job really…

Old House Vineyards

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TOP WINES TASTINGS

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