If you thought mead was just for medieval monks and their ilk, think again. Lone Bee Sparkling Mead is a dry, refreshing tipple made with New Zealand clover and mānuka honey. It’s available at various bars in Auckland, as well as Farro Fresh and finewinedelivery.co.nz, RRP $9 for a 500ml bottle. lonebee.co.nz

Hamilton brewery Good George has released two deliciously summery limited edition beers, the Riot Time XPA and the Summer Days Golden Kolsch, both of which come in delightfully barbecue-friendly cans. $40 for a dozen. goodgeorge.co.nz

Honey purveyors J. Friend & Co have joined forces with Waihekebased Thea Ceramics on a beautiful range of hand-thrown pots containing their single origin mānuka honey. The 250g pots are $59.80 from nzartisanhoney.co.nz