Wonders of Waiheke

“[Waiheke Island] is famed for its hippies and nudist beaches, its boutique art galleries and cafe culture, and for its stunning wineries, the production of which, although small by commercial standards, regularly match up with the region’s greatest drops,” Nicholas Walton writes for the Flintshire Chronicle. “Te Whau is one of the poster boys of the Waiheke wine scene. The winery is in the process of converting to fully organic and bio-dynamic production, while Jurassic Ridge is on a mission to make the island’s best single vineyard wines. We tasted the Pinot Grigio and rich ruby-hued cabernet franc in a rustic tasting room surrounded by blooming gardens and in warm air scented with the smell of cut grass.”


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Chantelle Nicholson’s New Restaurant Apricity Opens

Chantelle Nicholson’s New Restaurant Apricity Opens

The award-winning Hamilton-born Chantelle Nicholson, 41, best known as chef-owner of the now-closed Tredwells in Covent Garden, opens her first solo venture this month in London. Apricity, on Mayfair’s Duke Street, will…