Peter Mayes and SOBA – Nelson Mail 18.04.17

SOBA is a delightful acronym for an organisation that worships great beer – the Society Of Beer Advocates is an organisation that promotes not only great beer but outstanding hospitality venues and moderate beer consumption. Local Co-organiser for SOBA in Nelson, Peter Mayes, told me it is a nationwide membership based organisation for people who […]

Nelson, The Artisan Capital of New Zealand – Nelson Mail 28.02.17

Writing this column often has me pondering about just how much our food and beverage choices have changed over the years. When I think back 30 years we used to spend a day ‘doing the wine trail’, that meant we would visit all four wineries in the region, now there are about 25 cellar doors […]