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Living the dream

The yacht Bella Via has been a regular visitor to the Marlborough Sounds. Skipper Paul Major writes about sailing from Canada to New Zealand and places in between.

Something to sprout about

JAN BILTON - The Marlborough Express

Sango and chicken rice paper rolls Those little feathery sprouts usually sold in packets at your supermarket are highly nutritious.

Everyone loves a crafty drop

Sango and chicken rice paper rolls Before I head off on my travels I'd like to bring you up to date on a few interesting bits of brewing news.

Wines with the wow factor

There are four new Brancott Estate Limited Edition World of WearableArt Awards Series wines that are worth showing off at the table.

Grape expectations

art by night The annual Marlborough grape harvest creates 38,000 tonnes of waste material called marc. Reporter Cathie Bell looks at what might be done with it.

Trending black garlic

 Henley players Fermented foods such as black garlic are "trending". This is a relatively new product here but is a taste sensation many people will enjoy.

New menus for changing tastes

Marlborough restaurants have been adapting and expanding their menus to cater for the latest fad diets.

Good eating without going broke

Meat makes the cut

Keeping company with curries

Beer and curry Ever since I discovered the joy of German lager with an Indian curry, pairing spicy food with different beer styles has interested me.

Achouffe beers in safe hands

One of the obvious benefits of a small brewery being taken over by a larger concern is that the smaller brewer's beers can be more widely promoted and distributed.

Beer writer wins accolade

Marlborough beers win top awards

Cheers, a toast to craft beer

If ever proof was needed, the results of this year's Brewers Guild of New Zealand Beer Awards are evidence of the growth and improving quality of Kiwi-brewed craft beer.

Handbag changes last days

What would you think if your elderly mother suddenly spent $11,000 on a handbag?

Fun is common theme

"Fun" is a word used by two artists with separate exhibitions opening in Blenheim on Saturday.

Teen tale - and so much more

Let's talk about glass

Brass band's window on the world

As New Zealand's political future goes down for the count on Saturday night the Marlborough District Brass Band will offer people in Blenheim a more global view.

Wine sales slump claim rejected

News of wine sales slowdown has been shot down by New Zealand Winegrowers chief executive officer Philip Gregan.

Rockburn pinots remain on a roll

We look at a really delightful selection of wines this week - ranging from good quality everyday styles to those that suit a special occasion, a place in the cellar - or both.

Norton's wine a hit with fans

'World-class' wine event

Plenty of 'gems' are on offer

When it's cold outside there's nothing nicer than settling in somewhere cosy, preferably with great wine and food on offer.

Restoration a reflection of love

cottage In a picturesque Marlborough valley, one man is restoring a cottage which has been in his family for five generations.

Garden show 21 and flourishing

Tickets to the Garden Marlborough event are selling well with one workshop sold out already.

Homemade with inspiration

Home is where the art is

Uncommon terrain

Australian gardening superstar Michael McCoy speaks to reporter Sonia O'Regan ahead of his appearance at Nelmac Garden Marlborough.

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