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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

The search for innovation.

Innovation and continuous improvement are hallmarks of quality wine producers. Not content to rest on their laurels, they push boundaries and experiment. Sometimes, these innovations fall flat, but often they add considerable value to the market. Hunter’s Wines of Marlborough are one such producer – not content to be world renowned as amongst the finest […]

The New Zealand Craft Beer Marketplace

The New Zealand craft beer marketplace is rapidly growing –…

The search for innovation.

Innovation and continuous improvement are hallmarks of quality…

FEATURED ARTICLES

Porta Via

When the owners of Casa del Vino decided to close the doors of…

The New Zealand Craft Beer Marketplace

The New Zealand craft beer marketplace is rapidly growing –…

The search for innovation.

Innovation and continuous improvement are hallmarks of quality…

Mister Karaage – Japanese Fried Chicken

If you love fried chicken then you need to hunt out Kenji Usui…

Kakariki Olives

I realised recently that while we use a lot of Nelson produced…

The Honest Sausage

One of the things I love about writing this column is the surprising…

TOP WINES TASTINGS

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