Drinks ed­i­tor Yvonne Lorkin sug­gests drinks matches for th­ese dishes.

Dish - Everyday Dish - - Recipes -

Beer Bat­tered Fish and Chips with Smashed Peas

Try some­thing left of cen­tre flavour-wise by opt­ing for the Zef­fer Hopped Cider 330ml ($7.99) with this seafood snack. An herba­ceous, spritzy, crunchy-fresh taste sen­sa­tion that sings with ten­der fish and spicy chips. Buy from craft­beeron­ 6

King­fish Sashimi with 2 Pick­led Gin­ger Syrup

Im­me­di­ately I’m reach­ing for a chilled gob­let of Ozeki Tate­wake Sake 1800ml ($45) to serve with this tasty dish. A smooth, full-bod­ied sake, it has a lus­cious min­er­al­ity which wraps around the melt-in-your­mouth sliv­ers of fish and works beau­ti­fully with the gin­ger. Buy from toky­

Pop­corn Squid with Chilli and Lime

Grab a bot­tle of Giesen Gem­stone Marl­bor­ough Ries­ling 2017 ($19) and get ready for a taste ex­plo­sion of sweet ap­ple, pear and lime, which work sen­sa­tion­ally well with th­ese spicy, cit­rusy seafood pop­pers. It’s juicy, tangy, taut and su­per tasty. Buy from

Mus­sel and Chorizo Frit­ters

I love the juicy pas­sion­fruit and lemony love­li­ness in the As­tro­labe Kek­erengu Coast Marl­bor­ough Sau­vi­gnon Blanc 2016 ($25) with th­ese gor­geous mus­sel frit­ters. The nat­u­ral, trop­i­cal sweet­ness in the wine works per­fectly with the spicy chorizo too. Buy from as­tro­labe­

Seafood and Chorizo Paella

Per­fumed with baked plum

and cherry notes, the Clos Mar­guerite Marl­bor­ough Pinot Noir 2012 ($46) also boasts soft, savoury, creamy lay­ers on the palate that rock with th­ese paella flavours. This pinot noir is com­plex, del­i­cate and yet boasts lovely depth of char­ac­ter. Buy from clos­mar­

Tuna Tartare with Pa­prika Corn Chips

A re­fresh­ing, cleans­ing ale is ex­actly the or­der of the day for this ten­der tuna and spicy chips dish. I’m lov­ing the Sawmill ex­tra Pale Ale 330ml ($7) be­cause it’s su­per crisp yet richly flavoured, malty and gen­er­ous enough to cud­dle the pa­prika lay­ers and fleshy, rich tuna. Buy from sawmill­brew­

Crunchy Oys­ter Bao

The Fan­tini Swarovski Gran Cu­vée Bianco NV ($26) has a sub­tle per­fume of fresh ap­ple and the palate fin­ishes crisp and tex­tu­rally dry. Clean and very pretty (check out the Swarovski crys­tal on the la­bel) it works beau­ti­fully with the pick­led cu­cum­ber and slaw. Buy from tou­chofi­

Prawn and Gin­ger Dumplings

It’s the flavours of gin­ger and chilli that make me want a glass of the Stonecroft Gim­blett Grav­els Gewürz­traminer 2017 ($26) pronto. Its pineap­ple, gin­ger, ly­chee, and sneaky cit­rus notes merge with a musky fin­ish, mak­ing it tasty with th­ese de­li­cious dumplings. Buy from vi­

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