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Taste Some Stromboli Olives

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Taste Some Stromboli Olives

Stromboli Olives’ unique olive grove, set in the middle of a grand Canterbury Estate, offers tastings of its delicious range of olive oil. Its perfectly ripened olives are handpicked and cold pressed into a premium Canterbury oil at the company’s own mill press. The resulting oil has an exceptional purity of flavour and clarity of colour, which ensures the natural health-giving properties of the oil are protected. So make sure to drop on by and get a unique true oil-tasting experience. To find out more visit: www.stromboliolives.co.nz, or...

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Warm Red

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Warm Red

Two Degrees Pinot Noir 2009 For a nice red to warm you up this winter, this stunning Otago Two Degrees Pinot Noir is the one to savour. It was awarded this year’s Royal Easter Wine Show Champion Pinot Noir Trophy, overtaking 200 other contenders for the prize. This 2009 Pinot Noir has a wonderful purity of fruit, it is a fuller bodied pinot with an intense plum and dark cherry note. The tannins are silky smooth and the finish goes on and on. But be quick – stock won’t last forever, especially not when it’s this good. RRP: $37 Available from:...

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Sweet Deals At The Raspberry Café

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Sweet Deals At The Raspberry Café

Set on 27 acres of land, full of raspberries and strawberries, is a classic bungalow style café, well-known in the region as The Raspberry Café. Its mission statement is to provide all guests with good, homemade, delicious and satisfying food in an environment that is comfortable and peaceful. Only thirty minutes from Christchurch, this boutique little café is an oasis in the country that serves fresh homemade food and great coffee in a unique garden setting, making it the ideal place to stop by on your way through the Selwyn District. To...

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Dine on Traditional Italian With A Twist At Monkey Spices

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At Monkey Spices you will enjoy a traditional Italian cuisine with an oriental twist. Its team promises a fresh and flavoursome experience which will make you want to come back; enjoy a Napoli style stone fired pizza or pasta, eat a plateful of rib-eye steak and chicken fillet and tidy it all up with a deliciously sweet, classic Italian dessert. Visit:...

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Bask In The Sun At Langdale Vineyard Restaurant

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Bask In The Sun At Langdale Vineyard Restaurant

Stop at this attractive country restaurant nestled among the vineyards. Its sheltered gardens, full of roses and lavender, create the gorgeous surrounds of this restaurant and function venue. People can come in and enjoy the beautiful garden setting while dining on lunches and sipping wine from the comprehensive local wine list. Its seasonal menus also feature a range of local produce from boutique producers around the area. So take time out and enjoy; sample a vineyard Mediterranean platter, with a selection of dips, spreads, cold meats and...

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Sip On Some Wines Sandihurst Winery

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This unique winery in the Selwyn District has been built on a genuine love of wine, talent, tenaciousness and the investment of great care in every facet of the wine making – which is reflected in the fabulous taste of its wine. The Sandihurst cellar door is open for wine-tastings, lively debate and sales from Monday to Sunday; so drop on by and have a taste. To find out more visit: www.sandihurstwines.co.nz, or email...

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Selwyn Food And Wine Trail

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Selwyn Food And Wine Trail

Selwyn’s fertile plains are bounded by two great rivers, the Rakaia and the Waimakariri, the majestic Southern Alps and the Pacific Ocean. This picturesque district is situated right at Christchurch’s door; take the time and step out into its clean fresh air, gaze at its stunning natural scenery and walk further afield to visit the many artisan producers, restaurants, cafes, wineries and quality accommodation that this pretty little area offers. From the award-winning cheeses to fresh local produce and a range of boutique sumptuous wines the...

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Island Wine

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Island Wine

Obsidian Viognier 2011   This boutique wine made on New Zealand’s own Waiheke Island is a must-have. With its pale straw colouring, this wine has floral aromas of honey suckle and citrus blossom with a subtle apricot and vanilla undertone. It has a refined but focused palate with sweet fruit, subtle oak giving it a unique complexity. Quite simply, it is the perfect partner to an evening meal.   Go to:...

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Caffeine Injector

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Caffeine Injector

Presso Espresso coffee maker This sexy little number is guaranteed to push all the right taste bud buttons. To get the drops of coffee magic flowing a bit of manual ‘pumpage’ with the arms is required. But the results are well worth it and arguably better than coffee made with more expensive machines. Just add hot water, pump then sit back and relax with an extraordinary cup of coffee. Did I mention it uses no electricity? At this price you can’t go wrong. RRP: $249 Go to:...

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Home Of Distinction

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Home Of Distinction

Distinctive design and brilliant build deliver an unreal residence A fusion of contemporary spaces, materials and aesthetics all add to the unique persona of a Redcliffs home nearing construction. This monolithic home spread over seven levels (the lowest sitting below the high tide line) is alluringly deceiving from the exterior. Its size and multitude of surprises are well hidden from the street yet upon entering the house, it wraps itself around you, lures you to discover the many hinted at features. Glass on all sides opens up multiple...

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