AND TO DRINK…

Drinks editor Yvonne Lorkin sug­gests matches for th­ese dishes.

Dish - - EASY EVERYDAY -

1.PORK SAUSAGES

AND SALSA VERDE I love the twang of ap­ple sor­bet, lime zest, le­mon­ade and hon­ey­suckle in the Tin­pot Hut Turner Vine­yard Marl­bor­ough Ries­ling 2015 ($25). A hint of nat­u­ral sweet­ness hits the spot and hugs the fat­ti­ness of the sausages. tin­pothut.co.nz

2. GRAIN BOWLS WITH GREENS AND SOFT EGGS

This crunchy salad sings out for some­thing equally lifted such as the Epic Brew­ing GINIPA 500ml 7.62% ($9). I love the whack of anise, ju­niper and scent of sar­sa­par­illa as it merges with lemony notes, her­ba­ceous hops and bags of re­fresh­ing bit­ter­ness on the fin­ish. beer­cel­lar.co.nz

3. COCKLES WITH WHITE BEANS, GREENS AND HARISSA

This dish screams out for great sav blanc and the Seifried Aotea Nel­son Sau­vi­gnon Blanc 2017 ($29) is ideal. Cap­sicum, basil, tar­ragon, lime, pas­sion­fruit and white pep­per are present in this bot­tle of nice­ness. seifried.co.nz

4. BUT­TER­FLIED LEG OF LAMB

The Brodie Es­tate Re­serve Mart­in­bor­ough Pinot Noir 2014 ($65) has that lovely aroma of a dusty car­pen­ter’s workshop com­bined with baked cherry and tamar­illo com­pote, a lick of leather and a long, fleshy fin­ish. brodieestate.co.nz

5. STIR-FRIED VENI­SON, CHILLI AND MIXED PEAS

If there’s such a thing as a cherry-to­bacco tea flavour, it’s in the Ataahua Waipara Pinot Noir 2013 ($37). The earthy de­li­cious­ness pairs well with the gami­ness of this dish. ataahuaw­ine.co.nz

6. SHI­ITAKE MISO BROTH WITH EGG­PLANT NOO­DLES AND MAR­KET FISH

You don’t want this light broth to be over­whelmed by other flavours, so pair it with the Am­s­tel Pre­mium Pil­sner 300ml ($21.99 doz). It’s so light and lemony, and the base of bis­cu­ity malt works well with the del­i­cate fish tex­ture. big­bar­rel.co.nz

7. BEEF SKEW­ERS WITH ROASTED CAP­SICUM AND AL­MOND SALSA

This calls for some­thing rich, dark and meaty and I nom­i­nate the Brave Brew­ing Neigh­bour­hood Brown Ale 500ml 5.7% ($8.99). The hop com­po­nent also in­jects a lacy, cit­rus edge that rocks with the salsa. finewinede­liv­ery.co.nz

8. CHOCO­LATE AND NUT BUT­TER MOUSSE POTS

Reach for a glass of Muddy Wa­ter Sugar Daddy Ries­ling 375ml ($38.90) to sip with this in­dul­gent dish. Lots of tof­fee and caramelised cit­rus char­ac­ters, can­died man­darin and peach lay­ers merge in a silky, sexy thing. mud­dy­wa­ter.co.nz

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