Some of New Zealand’s most skilled wine-makers have provided the timeless fermentation skills for a new range of specialty vinegars released this month.

NZ Premium Foods – the team behind Paul Holmes Olive Oil – has been busy honing up on traditional vinegar-making and has handcrafted to perfection the new range of Foodies Kiwi Vinegars.

The ‘Foodies for Food Lovers’ range of gourmet vinegars is made from 100% pure and naturally fermented New Zealand-grown fruit – simply perfect for enhancing the tastes and aromas of locally-inspired dishes.

The versatility of the range – from apple cider to a classic white wine – makes the vinegars an essential pantry item. Use them for salad dressings, mayonnaise and for adding a kick to tonics or mixers. Add a dash to your favourite meat, chicken or seafood, or enhance a savoury dish with one of the wine-based varieties.

And if you’re feeling adventurous – try adding a dash to desserts. Try Gold Kiwifruit Vinegar – a sweet but subtle blend with hints of the ripe golden fruit. Foodies recommends adding a dash to dessert pie fillings, or for an easy summer dressing, mix ½ cup of the vinegar with ½ cup of Greek yoghurt and add fresh herbs.

The Kiwi vinegars come in four delicious flavours – Golden Kiwi Fruit, Red Wine, White Wine and Apple Cider:

  • White Wine – a fresh, full-tasting vinegar, perfect for vinaigrettes, chutneys and relishes.
  • Apple Cider – a light and fresh blend made from New Zealand-grown apples for a crisp, clean and lively taste. Simply combine with honey and add hot water for a soothing, guilt-free hot drink.
  • Red Wine – rich characteristics of red wine provide a depth of flavour and colour. Great for adding to homemade tomato sauce, or use as a marinade and mix with thyme, oregano, rosemary and Paul Holmes Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
  • Gold Kiwifruit Vinegar – a unique blend with hints of golden kiwifruit. Ideal for pouring over stone-fruit and grilling.

The range of vinegars contains no additives, preservatives and artificial flavours. The vinegars contain no gluten making them suitable for allergy sufferers and the health conscious. The vinegars incorporate a number of vitamins and nutrients and can aid with a number of ailments, including indigestion or blood pressure.

Foodies Kiwi Seasonings are currently available at all Nosh Food Markets, Farro Fresh stores, Smith and Caughey’s and selected New World supermarkets nationwide, from $5.99 for a 250ml bottle.

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