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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

Sunhouse Chai

Chai has become an incredibly popular drink in recent years, it’s essentially a flavoured tea and when made well is delicious. I recently came across a sticky chai product made right here in Upper Moutere and wanted to find out more about the woman behind the product as well as just what is sticky chai […]

Mister Karaage – Japanese Fried Chicken

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

Sunhouse Chai

Chai has become an incredibly popular drink in recent years,…

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.