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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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Nelson Arts Festivals

New Zealand New Release Tasting London

New Zealand New Release Tasting London

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See Marco Pierre White Cooking Demos In The SUB ZERO & WOLF Living Kitchen

See Marco Pierre White Cooking Demos In The SUB ZERO & WOLF Living Kitchen

See Marco Pierre White Cooking Demos In The SUB ZERO & WOLF Living Kitchen

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HKTDC Hong Kong International Wine & Spirits Fair 2019

HKTDC Hong Kong International Wine & Spirits Fair 2019

HKTDC Hong Kong International Wine & Spirits Fair 2019

The Hawke’s Bay Wine Auction

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THE LATEST REVIEWS

Mr Pickles

Hamilton has had the reputation of turning its back on the river. That is now changing.  Victoria on the River is a new development which has won numerous awards for its design.  Well chosen plantings surround a paved area and the wide steps leading down to the river path provide an amphitheatre attracting live performances, […]

At The Bay (of Plenty) - Harbourside

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As soon as we sat down we were handed what looked like a newspaper. …

Mr Pickles

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Hamilton has had the reputation of turning its back on the river.…

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At The Bay (of Plenty) - Harbourside

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As soon as we sat down we were handed what looked like a newspaper. …

Mr Pickles

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Hamilton has had the reputation of turning its back on the river.…

Rhubarb Sour

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A relatively east but delicious cocktail with a great explanation…

Kaikoura Cheese

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Kaikoura Cheese may be based in Marlborough but their wonderful…

Lynnette Hudson

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As part of the article “Who runs the World? Girls!” I sent…

Dog Point Section 94 Sauvignon Blanc Vertical Tasting

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Dog Point are one of my favourite Marlborough producers. Certified…

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