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Wine drinkers have lots to look forward to as wine show season gets underway and wines from some of New Zealand’s latest and greatest vintages are put to the taste test.
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chef Ben Smith and his wife Bridget have since taken over the old store in Washington Valley and set about turning it into a real community food spot; Street Food on Washington is a lot more than just a place for quick takeaways at lunchtime, but you can do that too if you want to.
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The 2021 Women in Wine NZ Mentoring Programme is underway as eleven women mentors working in the New Zealand wine industry have volunteered to share their experiences and knowledge to mentor eleven other women in the industry
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Wine producers in the Nelson region are a very lucky bunch of people, the soil and climate conditions here mean they are able to produce a number of varieties incredibly well unlike some other regions, Chardonnay is one of those varieties.
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This year we celebrate 30 years of the Hawke's Bay Wine Auction and wineries from within the region generously creating wines to be auctioned and gifted to Cranford Hospice!
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In the wine industry, in almost every situation, the winery owners employ a winemaker to turn their perfectly ripe fruit into delicious wine; Steve Gill is the winemaker for the Te Mania and Richmond Plains labels.
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Last week I told you about the Nelson Market on-line store, a store that means you can shop for your favourite local hand-crafted products from the comfort of your armchair, but I also mentioned I was going to tell you about some of the people making exceptional ethnic foods, food styles they have brought with them from their homelands and this week it’s all Indian – Indian Curry Wraps in fact.
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By now you will know I am a real fan of food carts that bring…
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I am always amazed by the range and high quality of the stall holders at the Nelson Market in Montgomery Square every Saturday, I’m especially impressed by the food stalls who serve up delicious flavours from around the world. You will find everything from cheeses and fresh produce to see you through the following week to tasty ethnic foods to enjoy in the sun at the market.