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this summer, add a flourish of sophistication to your cider experience with Monteith’s Brut Cuvee and Rosee Cuvee. Both are bottled under cork and cage, and should be served by the flute. The sparkling ciders are lighter in alcohol (8%) than traditional bubbly, appeasing lovers of ‘dry’ characteristics with the Brut Cuvee. The Rosee Cuvee adds a touch of berry, introduced by North American cranberries, to the classic apple cider notes.

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt might have gone their separate ways, but ‘Brangelina’ leave behind a bit of a wine legacy. Read about their purchase of Chateau Miraval in Provence on page 34, and if you want to try the renowned rosee yourself, we found it at FreshChoice City Market!

If you are interested in trying a range of New Zealand wines, there’s a new way to sup and see. The Wine Life will deliver six bottles (white, red or mixed) to your door every month, along with taste guides and a seasonal recipe for each wine. Be inspired at


Queenstown readers you must be on the countdown now… Hawker & Roll is lining up for a February opening. The ‘fast-casual’ offshoot of Madam Woo, it’s all about Malaysian-inspired street food at this place, which is already proving a hit in auckland since its December opening. We’ve been told the Beef Rendang Hawker Roll is a must-try.

For meetings, cocktail parties, private lunches and more, tried and trusted favourite Continental is set to make your life easier. With the online launch of Continental Just Food, you can order everything you need  online with pick-up options or delivery available for Canterbury- up to 100km from Rangiora.

Coming soon to Rotherham Street, Riccarton, Saweet &Co. will be the new destination for those after for something decadent. We can’t wait to try the boutique dessert, cafe’s deconstructed hot chocolates and dry-ice ice cream! March cannot come soon enough.


Don’t miss your first opportunity to purchase Maggie Marilyn in Christchurch. The cult fashion brand is already worn by the likes of Kate Hudson and Kendal Jenner, so best check out ‘the next big thing’ by heading to Taylor in Merivale on 16-17 of February. Meet this emerging Kiwi designer and experience her collection for yourself.

When indulging in luxury items, it’s even better when you can do so with a clear conscience. Untouched World has recently been declared Sustainable Lifestyle Fashion Brand of the Year 2017 in the Global Excellence Awards run by International magazine LUX. And it’s certainly not the first acknowledgement of this brand’s holistic approach to business and fashion.

Finish summer on a high with Melt – Christchurch’s latest pop-up dessert restaurant. In Christchurch Casino’s Grand Cafe, experience a specialised menu that will tantalise your taste buds for a limited time this February. There is sure to be something to tempt you – just don’t tell your nutritionist!


Social Wine Bar at Crowne Plaza Christchurch is serving up the ultimate High Tea. You’re invited to unwind over a selection of savoury and sweet treats paired with T2 teas or Mojo coffee. Add a glass of bubbles if it’s a special occasion!

Experience the true excapism by booking time in PurePod‘s latest additions, high above Port Levy on Banks Peninsula. The Pohue PurePod glass eco-cabin is the fifth on offer, ad all promise exquisite views and a chance to reconnect with nature in secluded, off-the-grid locations.