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Drinks ed­i­tor Yvonne Lorkin sug­gests drinks matches for th­ese dishes.

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Chi­nese-style Green Beans and Pork

The south of France is home to some of the best viog­nier,

and the Mont Rocher Vieilles Vignes IGP Pays d’oc Viog­nier 2016 ($18.99) is a ridicu­lously af­ford­able ex­am­ple. Spicy apri­cot and flo­rals, re­fresh­ing acid­ity, pretty per­fume and a plush texture make it perfection here. For stock­ists, email liz@bd­wine.co.nz. Steak with Burrata and Mus­tard Dress­ing

You’ll want to serve this

steak with the Sa­cred Hill Deer­stalk­ers Gim­blett Grav­els Syrah 2015 ($57). In­cred­i­bly pure and el­e­gantly spicy, the palate is dusted with co­coa and vi­o­lets and buoy­ant on the fin­ish. De­li­cious. Buy from vi­nofino.co.nz. Lamb Cut­lets, Chimichurri and Quinoa Salad Ma­tur­ing mag­i­cally, the Lime Rock Kota Cen­tral Hawke’s Bay Pinot Noir 2010 ($23) is lithe and fra­grant, per­fumed with san­dal­wood and wild rasp­ber­ries, has a bright acid line, fine tan­nins and an al­most chalky texture de­rived from lime­stone soils, mak­ing it lus­cious with lamb. Buy from lime­rock.co.nz. Poached Chicken and Av­o­cado Salad “We’ve been keep­ing this wine at the win­ery and drink­ing it our­selves!” says wine­maker Lars Jensen of the Te Ma­nia Nel­son Chardon­nay 2016 ($22). It’s rich, trop­i­cal, toasty, tex­tu­ral and frisky, and fan­tas­tic with this chicken. Buy from te­ma­ni­aw­ines.co.nz. Fish with Egg­plant Salad Cre­ated by Jake Drom­gool, one of New Zealand’s young star viti­cul­tur­ists, the 144 Is­lands North­land Pinot Gris 2017 ($22) pos­sesses ripe nashi, quince, and roast peach flavours and a lengthy dry fin­ish. It’s named af­ter the tiny is­lands scat­tered through­out the Bay of Is­lands and it’s gor­geous with this dish. Buy from 144is­lands.-co.nz. Baked Fen­nel and Salami Risotto Snappy, dry and scented with rasp­berry and pink pep­per­corn on the nose, the Ber­taine Et Fils Vallee De L’aude Rosé 2015 ($21.50) is made from 100% syrah. Hints of pomegranate and wa­ter­melon boost the crisp cit­rus char­ac­ters and make it se­ri­ously flash with th­ese flavours. For stock­ists, email mike@rmwp.co.nz. Beet­root Kofta Bowls

Mas­ter of Cer­e­monies MC Gis­borne Rosé 2017 ($21) is a per­fectly poised lit­tle pinky, ac­tu­ally made (would you be­lieve) from mer­lot and a tiny splash of pinot gris which in­jects some plump, pipfruit on to the palate. Cherry, rasp­berry, peach and a squeak of blood or­ange makes it bonza with beet­root. Buy from drink-mc.co.nz. Easy Warm Choco­late Brownie, Berries and Cream

The Quinta Da Ro­maneira 10 Year Old Tawny Port ($64.90) is rus­set-coloured, per­fumed with caramelised raisin, roasted, nutty notes, dried fruit and mixed peel, with a long, suc­cu­lent fin­ish – it’s amaz­ing with gooey, berry­ish brownie. Buy from winecir­cle.co.nz.

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