Colin Harrison Memorial Trophy & Rimu Grove Wines - Nelson Mail 16.08.17

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A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of helping judge the Colin…
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Aaron Ballantyne – Hopgood’s & Co Head Chef - Nelson Mail 11.07.17

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Like many business owners Kevin Hopgood relies on his staff to…

Paula’s Inspire Meal Bags – Nelson Mail 11.04.17

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If you are a fan of cooking shows on TV then you will remember…

Aged Wines

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If you follow this website, especially the wine tasting notes,…
Small Plate Dining

Small Plate Dining - Nelson Mail 20.12.16

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My last column for 2017 will be published next week and in it…

The Rata Room - Nelson Mail 05.04.16

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The Rata Room has to be Nelson’s best kept dining secret, located…

Hogarth Craft Chocolate - Published Nelson Mail 16.02.16

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Forget Whittaker’s and Cadbury’s there is a hot new chocolate…

Rimu Wine Bar and Pat Stowe - Published Nelson Mail 02.02.16

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I think it goes without saying that I am a big fan of Nelson…

Blackenbrook Vineyards - Nelson Mail 13.10.15

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One of the really exciting things about small, boutique vineyards…