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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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Mako vs Taniwha

Old House Vineyards Wine Tasting at Rimu Wine Bar

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Nelson Arts Festivals

Nelson Arts Festivals

Italy meets France for Foodie Food Cart v. 8.0

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Nelson Arts Festivals

Nelson Arts Festivals

Nelson Arts Festivals

Nelson Arts Festivals

Nelson Arts Festivals

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Moutere Artisans Open Day

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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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THE LATEST REVIEWS

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Rhubarb Sour

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A relatively east but delicious cocktail with a great explanation…

Lynnette Hudson

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As part of the article “Who runs the World? Girls!” I sent…

Dog Point Section 94 Sauvignon Blanc Vertical Tasting

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Dog Point are one of my favourite Marlborough producers. Certified…

When is a wine ‘off’?

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There are a lot of misconceptions around the concept of wine…

A Taste of Vietnam in Hamilton

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If like me you love Vietnamese food, I have the answer for you.…

Miles Drewery and The Sausage Press Deli Co

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Once you discover a love for producing outstanding food you will…

TOP WINES TASTINGS

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