It’s all sweet treats and summer beverages this week in Auckland’s Bite Club. A new in-store roastery has hit central Auckland, corks are popping with Waiana Estate’s back-by-popular-demand rosés, and supermarkets are filled to the brim with new treats for us to try. Here’s all the foodie news for the upcoming week.
London Coffee Roastery Sets Up New Home
Rural meets suburban with Ozone Coffee Roaster’s new permanent Grey Lynn home. The coffee bean experts have established stores in New Plymouth and London, and think Auckland is the next best place to set up shop. The all-day, 100-seater eatery has a wholesale roastery, with a glass wall into the roastery so you can watch the entire process. The industrial space is great for one on one dates, work brunches, after-gym fix, or special occasion venue. While coffee is a hot seller at Ozone, they also have a fantastic food menu with nourishing and homecooked dishes, as well as an extensive wine list.
DB Export Gold Make A Song And Dance
DB Export Gold has launched their new extra low carb lager, with the help of Kiwi duo Keshia & Tom and their new single “I’m Drinking It For You”. The love ballad shows how drinking the low carb beer can be a grand gesture of love. The new brew has a clean, crisp, and refreshing taste and an extended process that is able to reduce the carbohydrate quantity to 0.5grams per 100ml’s, meaning it has 80% fewer carbs. Now available at all good liquor stores.
The Rosé Of The Summer Makes A Comeback
Last year’s hit rosé is back for the new year. Waiana Estate’s 2018 vintage Indian Summer primary rosé blend has just been released with almost half the sugar content of regular rosés. The blend is made from sustainably grown grapes and is based on the ultra pale style of traditional rosé wine. As well as the original Indian Summer blend, Waiana Estate has also released two new wines—the Summer Sault, a unique blend incorporating the provençal grape, Cinsault, and the Indian Summer Private Blend, a limited edition barrel-aged wine. The three blends are available online or at selected stockists.
Taylor Wines: “Switch Up Your Wine Habits”
Taylors Wines is calling on Kiwis to take a risk and switch up everything they know about serving whites chilled and reds warm. Temperature is hugely important to serving the perfect glass, but in the summer heat, it requires a little bit more attention than you may think. Taylors Wines suggest keeping your whites out of the fridge and reds inside for half an hour before serving. On the new Estate and Promised Land labels, available at selected stockists, you’ll find sensors that tell you the optimum temperature to perfect the flavours and aromas.
Epsom Gets A New Café
The former owner of Charlie & George café, Rebecca McRobbie has opened her latest creation, Flour Mill. It transforms an old flour mill in Epsom into a light and spacious pink-décor café. Serving up hot cups of Kokako coffee, the café’s menu also features specialities from Dan the Baker (Amano’s Dan Cruden), Wild Wheat, and Yolanda & Wolfe Doughnuts. Flour Mill is full of little quirks, such as the wheelbarrow of flowers for sale and the pastel pink La Marzocco, possibly making it Auckland’s hottest new brunch spot.
Vegan-Friendly Magnum’s Hit The Shelves
Those choosing the dairy-free lifestyle will no longer be deprived of Magnum’s signature cracking chocolate coating with their new Magnum Dairy Free. Magnum uses pea protein as an alternative to dairy, and delectable dairy-free chocolate to recreate the original cracking experience. All the ingredients are plant-based and certified by Vegan Action. The same taste you know and love is still present throughout the ice cream, in classic and almond flavours. Grab a single stick or share the experience with a three pack from Countdown, Pak’N’Save, New World, and convenience stores.
After a successful launch in November last year newcomers Ultimate Brew Co. are releasing their second beer, the Ultimate All Day IPA with eco-friendly six-pack rings made from by-product waste and compostable materials. Ultimate Brew Co. founder Chad Hopa is hoping the six-pack rings will be the first in New Zealand of their kind by the time they are released on April 5th company's very first brew was their Pale Ale, a citrus and tropical fruit induced ale dry-hopped with New Zealand Taiheke, and is available in store and on tap at selected stockists.
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Image Credit: Flour Mill Cafe