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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 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.

THE LATEST REVIEWS

Rosie Finn

Owning a small business comes with many challenges, I love seeing a business succeed and then have the challenge of what to do when it comes time for the owners to retire or move on to something different. Planning for the future can include bringing the next generation of the family into the business, when […]

New Zealand King Salmon Ōra King Awards

In this column I have tended to focus on very cool, tasty products…

Rosie Finn

Owning a small business comes with many challenges, I love seeing…

FEATURED ARTICLES

Master of Cheese uses her refined palate to help lift Sri Lankan dairy farmers out of poverty

On Friday, March 26 at 6:30pm, Juliet will be hosting a tasting…

The Fat Tui

If you have been around Nelson as long as I have you will remember…

Hans Herzog and Natural Wines

I have tried many natural wines in recent years and have written…

Little Nessie Cafe

I love positive people and I don’t think anyone who opens a…

Little Shaggery Farm

Named after its location in Shaggery Road, just off West Bank…

Pic’s Peanut Chocolate Butter with Whittaker’s

A few of the key factors in the success of any business are being…

TOP WINES TASTINGS

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