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Local wineries serve up tasty tipples
McGuckin samples a
local wine at this year's
Waipara Valley Wine and
Food Festival, at the
WAIPARA WINEMAKERS claimed
almost half the medals at this year's
Wines of Canterbury Awards.
Forty-six medals were handed out
in six categories in the event -- now
in its second year -- with Waipara
Cheviot and Hanmer wines were
also winners, as well as a two from
Waipara Hills vineyard was par-
ticularly strong, winning seven
medals. Greystone Wines took five.
Of the wines entered, 73 per cent
earned medals. The wines are judged
with reference to their combination
with food, with classes for lamb,
game, cheese, Asian, seafood and
The awards will be presented and
the overall trophy winner announced
in Christchurch, on May 24.
The medal-winning wines will be
offered at an invitation-only trade
tasting for restaurants and
winebuyers later in the year.
Wines of Canterbury covers the
area bounded by the catchment area
of the Waitaki River in the south to
the Clarence River in the north,
which includes about 50 growers.
Wines must have been made from
grapes grown within these bound-
aries to be entered in the awards.
A love of food to share
Israeli chef offers classes
By CATE BROUGHTON
FOOD SCHOOL: Israeli chef Yogev Koren will take three day-long master classes on
Mediterranean cooking as part of the Rangiora High School term two community
AN ISRAELI chef is looking forward
to sharing his love of Mediterranean
cuisine with North Cantabrian
foodies at three-day master classes.
Yogev Koren will take master
class participants through the prep-
aration of entrees, dinner table
meals and desserts -- all from his
The chatty chef and recent
migrant says he has embraced New
Zealand as his new home, but he
still misses some aspects of Israeli
I love where I come from and I
would love to go as a tourist because
of the hospitality of the people.
I mean when you go over, people
verbally fight over who's going to
have you to dinner.''
It was these qualities that led him
into a career with food, he says.
Initially, though, it was his fath-
er's reluctance to cook that got him
My first experience was at 8
years old, my dad couldn't be both-
ered to cook for me so he taught me
how to make an omelette.''
After school Yogev cooked in
bakeries before completing three
years of military service.
A move to Tel Aviv saw him work
in some of Israel's leading res-
taurants until the ambitious chef
decided to gain formal recognition of
his talents by completing a Cordon
Bleu course in Sydney.
That experience led to internships
with Mat Moran at Sydney's ARIA
restaurant and Neil Perry's Rock
In 2009 he bought a ticket to visit
a friend in Dunedin -- a move that
was to become more permanent
than he had expected.
On the day I bought the ticket I
met the woman who would become
His bride Jemma was from
Christchurch, and in 2010 the cou-
ple settled in the city where Yogev
works as sous-chef at the Riccarton
Yogev said his three master clas-
ses would focus more on eastern
Mediterranean cuisine, which was
less appreciated than some other
parts of the region.
It's a side of the Mediterranean
many people haven't explored or
don't know much about because of
all the conflicts in the region.''
Apart from the flavours, the
cuisine could offer a great improve-
ment in health, he said.
Israel has the second highest life
expectancy in the world -- and it's a
country infested with war.''
The health benefits were due to
the fertile ground and the high use
of tomatoes and olive oil instead of
things that raise your cholesterol''.
The first Contemporary Mediter-
ranean Cuisine master class is on
Sunday, May 26, at Rangiora High
For bookings phone 03 311 8888
or go to website:
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