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Food
Mar 7, 2020

The best and worst alcohol-free beers for sale in NZ

Ever-increasing varieties of zero-alcohol beers beckon the sober or sober-curious from the supermarket shelf. But are any of them any good? We investigate. 

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Beverage
Nov 24, 2018

You’re never too old for an advent calendar

Not feeling the festive spirit? Get yourself one of these bad boys and relive your childhood (but with added booze).

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Beverage
Nov 21, 2018

We're not 'aving a laugh: This is an English-style ale that actually has flavour

Alice is taken back to Blighty by an old-school bitter, and Henry paints the town millennial pink. 

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Beverage
Nov 14, 2018

Real (wo)men drink pink beer

Alice is tickled pink with a summery sour beer, while Henry says hola to a super-approachable Spanish white from Gizzy. 

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Beverage
Nov 7, 2018

Pineapple in a beer? It’s pretty, pretty, pretty good

Alice partakes of a pineappley pale ale, while Henry pops the cork on some French fizz. 

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Food
Oct 28, 2018

Revealed: Harry and Meghan’s NZ dining schedule

The expectant royals are here for five days – plenty of time to sample some of Aotearoa's finest cuisine.

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Beverage
Oct 25, 2018

Why most wines are boozier than you think

Henry dives into a big, bold Spanish red, while Alice samples an easy-drinking Kiwi hop fest.

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Beverage
Oct 18, 2018

Beer and a shot (of gin): the dive bar favourite comes to NZ

Alice welcomes the zombie hopocalypse with open arms (and gin), while Henry sups upon a spicy syrah from a Hawke's Bay OG.

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Beverage
Oct 12, 2018

I love beer, beery beer beer

Alice is in a glass case of emotion (in a good way) about Behemoth's latest IPA, and Henry is chuffed with a cheap and very cheerful pinot gris.

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Food
Oct 10, 2018

Learn to cook like the All Blacks

Recipes from the NZ Rugby Stars Cookbook by Ardie Savea, Sonny Bill Williams and Damian McKenzie.

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Food
Oct 6, 2018

Quiz: Can you match the NZ rugby star to their favourite recipe?

Prove your patriotism and test your knowledge of New Zealand's rugby heroes, by seeing how many recipes from the NZ Rugby Stars Cookbook you can match to the correct culinary code-head. What do …

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Beverage
Oct 4, 2018

Is this New Zealand’s best pale ale?

Alice gives her verdict on an award-winning beer, and Henry dives into to a juicy Californian chardonnay.

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Beverage
Sep 27, 2018

Garage Project’s DFA: a controversial beer, reborn

This week, Alice welcomes new beginnings for a beer that has had its ups and downs, and Henry enjoys a smokin' hot sav blanc bargain.

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Beverage
Sep 20, 2018

Beer and Wine of the Week: King of the hoppy 8 percenters, and a rosé outlook for summer

This week, Alice is smitten with a seasonal twist on an old favourite, and Henry happily quaffs a Provençal rosé. 

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Beverage
Sep 12, 2018

Beer and Wine of the Week: A milkshake of a beer and a wine variety you’ve never tried

This week, Poland comes to Warkworth, Portugal to Hawke's Bay, and Henry Oliver drinks it all up.

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Beverage
Sep 5, 2018

Beer and Wine of the Week: A chocolate fantasy land in beer form, plus a pizza-lovin’ malbec

This week, our intrepid reviewers combine two great passions: beer and chocolate for Alice, wine and pizza for Henry.

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Food
Aug 31, 2018

Chorizo and pea fideuà – it’s paella, but not as you know it

What, a paella made with pasta?! We know, but wait, it gets better – Freedom Farms' delicious new smoked pork chorizo features too.

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Beverage
Aug 29, 2018

Beer and Wine of the Week: A smokin’ hot pilsner and a refined rosé that’s not a rosé

Alice Neville enjoys a crisp pilsner with a pleasing chilli kick, while Henry Oliver joins Reese Witherspoon in singing the praises of a pastel pink number from Central Otago.

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Beverage
Aug 22, 2018

Beer and Wine of the Week: A dragon ale from Kāpiti and a near-perfect pinot gris

Alice Neville tries a multifaceted, dragon-inspired Belgian beer from Waikanae, while Henry Oliver opts for a full, fragrant and ever-so-slightly funky pinot gris from Waipara. 

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Food
Aug 21, 2018

Take your toastie game to the next level

Hungry? Give these top-notch toasties from the Fed and Baker Gramercy a whirl.

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