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  • Greek Wines

    The 1980s was not the best time for wine drinkers – for most of us there was not a huge choice, and imported wines especially were often the mass produced and lower-end of the spectrum.

    Some wine regions have struggled to shake off the reputations made for them, but in these more enlightened times, we know there is more to German wines than Piesporter and Black Tower, so much more to Sherry than flagons of Pale Cream, and so so much more to Greek wine than the Retsina you drank from a tap in the wall on your holiday in Corfu!

    Greece is one of the oldest wine-producing regions in the world, with evidence of winemaking dating back 6,500 years, and in Roman times wines from Greece were renowned for their quality.

    Despite the surge in popularity of wine in recent years, modern Greek wines are only just coming to the attention of the world’s wine drinkers, and those who are adventurous enough to give them a try will be rewarded with interesting wines made using varieties you’ve never heard of.

    We’ll be the first to admit we struggle to pronounce some of these names (especially after a glass or two) but don’t let that put you off – we’ve added pronunciation guides for each wine…

    Boutari Moschofilero  (mo-sko-feel-er-oh)

    A strong varietal aroma of flowers and citrus fruit on the nose and palate, with white rose and orange blossom prevailing. A fresh wine, full and balanced, with a long finish. In an effort to literally save the Moschofilero variety from extinction and in recognition of the enormous potential of this strongly aromatic variety, Boutari worked hard to produce their now famous Moschofilero.

    Boutari Agiorgitiko        (ah-jor-yee-tee-koh)

    Deep red, attractive colour and a rich aromatic bouquet, with a balance of red fruit aromas, like plum and the sweet notes of ageing, vanilla and cocoa. Rich, well-structured, balanced, with a velvety aftertaste. Similar in style to Merlot, but with slightly more spice.

    Cambas Mavrodaphnie Of Patras            (mav-roh-daf-nee)

    A remarkably affordable example of this famous sweet red wine from the hilly northwestern region of Achaia. Aromas of raisins, dark chocolate and cinnamon, with a rich textured palate and a long finish. Serve slightly chilled as an aperitif, or at the end of the meal with a decadent dessert.

    Retsina Cambas Karavaki  (ret-see-nah) - ideally in an Essex accent, for that authentic Brits-abroad Greek island holiday vibe…

    Ok ok, so we’ve done a lot of taking-the-mickey out of Retsina – but it is a specialty of Greece, a white wine infused with the sap of the Allepo pine tree. Aromas of linseed oil and lime peel that lead into flavors of apples and roses, with a subtle piney, saline finish. And as with all things, there are better examples. This Karavaki Retsina by Cambas is one of the lighter examples, with bright fruit aromas underpinned with the resinous pine backbone. Try with richer seafood such as octopus or shellfish.

    Eat The Food, Drink The Wine... As with many older wine regions, the best way to appreciate the wines of Greece is with the local cuisine. It makes sense really, as the style of the dishes and the style of the wine have evolved alongside each other over many centuries. Many Greek wines have an element of spice and rich aromatics, which perfectly balance the intensity of Greek foods. So grab some Kalamata olives, some quality feta and dig in!

  • Knife Sharpening with Edge Revival

    Bring your blunt kitchen knives along (wrapped in a teatowel) and have them brought back to life by Edge Revival while you have a coffee and do your weekly shop!

    2018 Knife Sharpening Dates

    Monday 12th February
    Monday 5th March
    Monday 9th April
    Monday 7th May
    Monday 11th June
    Monday 2nd July
    Monday 6th August
    Monday 3rd September
    Monday 1st October
    Monday 5th November
    Monday 3rd December

    From: 11am-12pm (this is the time Edge Revival will be in store - knives can be dropped off any time prior to 11am).

    Where: Moore Wilson's College Street Fresh Market

    Price: $10 per knife or $9 per knife for 4 or more.
    Scissor sharpening $16 each.

    Waiting times may vary depending on demand.

    Edge Revival reserves the right to decline to sharpen a knife or scissors if it is not considered practical to sharpen. In this event a full refund will be given.

  • Shed 5 Tuna Sashimi with Apple and Lychee Salad, Nam Jim, and Coconut Sauce

    Shed 5 occupies one of the oldest wharf stores in Lambton Harbour. A water’s edge position and in-house fishmonger contribute to its standing as Wellington’s premier seafood restaurant.

    A Wellington institution, Shed 5 is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year.

    This recipe was provided by Head Chef, Geoff Ngan. Inspired by his wife, fresh tuna is the hero of this dish with flavours of classic Thai green curry providing a unique twist.

    Serves 2 as an entree.

  • The Botanist's Buckwheat Pancakes with Berry Compote & Banana

    Vegan and gluten free. Recipes makes 6 medium sized pancakes.

  • Moore Wilson's Pop-Up Food Pods

    Joining the Chook Wagon and Miki Sushi, Pop-up Food Pods are the latest addition to our takeaway food offering! 

    Located in the Piazza at Moore Wilson's College Street, Food Pods provide a chance for local artisans to 'pop-up' for a limited time and share their take on street food direct to the Wellington public. Here's what's on right now:

    Pod 1: Carrello del Gelato

    A 2003 trip to Italy ignited a love of gelato for former restaurateur and committed foodie, Nathan Meyer. It was love at first bite. Creamier and more intensely flavoured than the ice cream he was used to back home, the gelato also had less fat and sugar in it, and - because it was churned more slowly - less air. Nathan loved everything about it, from the taste and texture to the colour and presentation. He immediately began making plans to bring gelato back with him to New Zealand.

    Upon returning to Wellington, Nathan based himself in Newtown and went about gathering the best local and Italian ingredients for churning handmade batches of gelato.

    These days you’ll find Carrello del Gelato available by the tub in a number of retail outlets (including Moore Wilson’s Fresh) as well as at their Oriental Parade store which also serves authentic pizzas and coffee alongside a mouth-watering array of gelato.

    POP-UP MENU

    Pizza
    Margherita Slice $5 Whole $17
    Tomato, mozzarella, basil

    Pepperoni Slice $5 Whole $19
    Tomato, mozzarella, pepperoni

    Prosciutto Slice $5 Whole $19
    Tomato, mozzarella, prosciutto

     Fries with Parmesan $6
    Italian herbs and aioli or tomato sauce

    Arancini $9.50
    Spinach and mushroom stuffed rice balls coated in breadcrumbs fried with tomato sauce and parmesan.

    Gelato Sticks

    1. Choose a flavour $4.50
      Chocolate, Raspberry, Salted Caramel
    2. Choose a coating +$2
      Milk or White Chocolate
    3. Choose a sprinkle +$1
      Nuts, Cookies, Hokey Pokey, Coconut, Popping Candy

    HOURS
    Monday to Sunday – 11am-3pm

    Here until Sunday 25th February 2018.

     

    Pod 2: Mr Circle

    Located on the left of the Willis St Capital Market entrance, Mr Circle specialize in traditional Chinese cuisine. Owner Dong and his team will be serving up Jian Bing (Chinese Crepe) from the Pop-Up Food Pods. The Mr Circle name and logo reflect the method of making Jian Bing on a spinning hot plate.

    Jian Bing is the most popular street food in the North of China and has a rich and long history. Thought to have originated in the Shandong Province during the Three Kingdoms Period (220-280BC), it is said that military strategist Zhuge Liang had his soldiers cook the batter for Jian Bing on their shields.

    Like Dong says: Never try it... never know!

    POP-UP MENU

    Jian Bing (Chinese Crepe) with mixed flours, free range egg, black sesame seeds, Chinese sauces, mixed vege, deep fried wheat flours, optional chilli and meats.

    Traditional (two crisps and no vege) - $8

    + Vege - $8

    + Bacon - $10

    + Pork belly-$11

    + Pork belly and bacon - $13

    + Chicken - $12

    HOURS
    Monday to Sunday – 11am-4pm

    Here until Sunday 4th March 2018.

  • O'Sushi at Moore Wilson's Wellington and Porirua

    O'Sushi is now open at both Moore Wilson's Wellington and Porirua!

    At both stores, the unique sushi kiosks have been designed by Miramar's Human Dynamo Workshop. Human Dymano were also the creative force behind Moore Wilson's Tory Street Chook Wagon, a replica of the iconic 1947 Citroen H series light truck, and Porirua's nautical Wine, Beer & Spirits Store.

    O'Sushi opened in 2013 in Tory Street and is housed in a bright red replica of an early 1900’s Te Aro villa, a nod to the rich history of the area. At Porirua, a painting of Mana Island provides a stunning façade for the hole-in-the-wall food kiosk, which was added to the store in November 2017.

    O'Sushi is run by Miki Wee, owner of Newtown’s popular O’Sushi. Miki is an experienced sushi maker and uses only the best, freshest ingredients in her sushi, made onsite daily.

    Some O'Sushi favourites include Japanese-Style Sashimi, Maki, Vegetarian Tempura, California Rolls, and Teriyaki Salmon over Rice. Miki also offers pork buns, dumplings, and miso soup.

    O'Sushi at Moore Wilson's Opening Hours

    TORY STREET

    Monday to Saturday: 9am to 4pm
    Sunday: 9.30am to 3.30pm

    PORIRUA

    Monday to Friday: 8.30am to 4.00pm
    Saturday: 9.30am to 2.30pm
    Sunday: Closed

    Closing times subject to availability.

    Other 'Food on the Go' offerings at Moore Wilson's Tory Street include the Chook Wagon and Pop-Up Food Pods.

  • NEW Plant-Based Renewable Takeaway Coffee Cups

    Often people focus on the end-of-life processes around takeaway coffee cups and unfortunately there is no perfect solution available in New Zealand at present. For a cup to be recyclable, the lining on the paperboard needs to be removed and NZ Waste management facilities are not set up to do this. Until a solution is reached, companies like Huhtamaki are putting the focus on the entire life cycle of a cup to create the most sustainable option possible.

    Huhtamaki is part of a packaging group established to continually work towards offering environmentally friendly packaging options that will work within the existing waste management infrastructure.

    The new Moore Wilson’s Huhtamaki Future Smart takeaway coffee cups have the following features:

    100% plant based and 100% renewable material
    Made of 100% renewable plant-based materials and contain no carbon content older than 100 years as verified by the 14C carbon dating method. Even the inks used to print on the cups are plant based.

    Cup lining made from plant

    Future Smart paper cups replaces fossil oil-based polyethlyne with a sugarcane plant-based coating.  This protects paperboard fibers against moisture and assists with high quality sealing of the paper cup, while using 40% less coating material than PLA based cups. Future Smart paperboard is also 100% GMO free.

    Paperboard from sustainable PEFC certified forests
    Future Smart cups are made of paperboard from PEFC certified renewable sources. An international non-profit organization dedicated to promoting sustainable forest management, the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification is the certification system of choice for small forest owners.

    NZ Made
    Less shipping/transport results in a reduced CO₂ footprint compared to cups produced offshore. Confidence in Chain of Custody (PEFC) for sourcing paperboard.

     

    Moore Wilson’s has chosen to move to Future Smart cups to provide our customers with the most sustainable takeaway cup option currently possible. Bringing a reusable cup for your daily coffee remains the more environmentally friendly option and we encourage our customers to do so.

    For our trade customers wishing to move to Future Smart in their cafes, bulk packs of plain Future Smart coffee cups are available in our Foodservice Department.

  • All Good Bananas

    Seven years ago on the beach at Piha, three men concocted a plan to bring Kiwis their first taste of Fairtrade fruit. People called them, well, bananas. 

    But they had an idea that Kiwis might get behind other people getting a fair go…It turns out they were right.

    In 2009, not many New Zealanders knew where their bananas came from, or how hard it was for growers and their families to make a fair living from their produce. So Chris, Simon and Matt decided that day on Piha that it was time for a change.

    New Zealand used to source its bananas from the Pacific, but increased demand and better shipping meant importers started looking to cheaper producers in South America and the Philippines.

    When they started their search, they looked to the Pacific first. They worked with the Samoa’s Women in Business cooperative to create organic banana chunks, but sadly there aren’t enough of the beautiful, sweet Misiluki bananas to satisfy New Zealand’s appetite for fresh fruit.

    Their quest then turned to the other side of the Pacific and El Guabo, one of the world’s oldest Fairtrade cooperatives. They landed the first bananas in February 2010, and heaps of Kiwis asked their local stores to stock us.

    All Good believe Fairtrade shouldn't be a special term and that all businesses should be fair. That's why they've worked hard to bring Kiwis Fairtrade bananas from the El Guabo cooperative of small farmers in Ecuador because they do more than just fair trading, they make a difference to the lives of growers, their kids, our kids and the land.

    Good for the Growers

    Fairtrade gives farmers and workers the security of a stable price all year round but it also gives them something else: independence.

    On top of the price of bananas, the El Guabo cooperative earn a fairtrade premium (7-10 cents per bunch). Since All Good started importing New Zealand's first Fairtrade bananas in 2010 they've given over $940,000 back to the El Guabo community in Fairtrade premium funding. This has helped to support school kids, a free medical centre, a special needs school and sustainable farming initiatives too.

    Good for the Land

    El Guabo's small plantations in Ecuador believe in sustainable farming and biodiversity. The cooperative do not use any of the hazardous agro-chemicals listed in the dreaded 'dirty dozen' and Fairtrade standards ban the use of over 120 chemical commonly sprayed on fruit.

    Good For You

    All Good Bananas are packed full of the good stuff. They are a great source of fibre, vitamin C, potassium and manganese, and a very good source of vitamin B6, making them perfect energy food.

    With All Good fair trade bananas you are able to eat healthily with a healthy conscience… and that really is All Good!

    Moore Wilson's are proud to stock only fair trade bananas in our Fresh Markets.

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