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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

Michael Cooper's Buyer's Guide 2020 - Win a Copy

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The latest edition of this highly regarded and popular wine buyer's…

Shiraz or Syrah? It doesn't matter, they are the same

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Potato, Potahto - Tomato, Tomahto Shiraz and Syrah are one…

FEATURED ARTICLES

Hawke’s Bay, worth the wait

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When I received the news that I was invited by Hawke’s Bay…

On the trail of fine food and wine in Central Otago

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As well as enjoying the products of the many delightful food…

The Junction’s Cheese specialist

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Located at the Grape Escape complex on the corner of McShane…

At The Bay (of Plenty) - Harbourside

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

Brightwater Vineyards new winemaker

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Over the last year or so there has been a shuffling of chairs…

Mr Pickles

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

TOP WINES TASTINGS

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