Good Food - Ralph Kyte Powell

Ralph Kyte-Powell's wine guide

Ralph Kyte-Powell presents his top wine picks.

Good Food | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue Dec 09 00:00:00 EST 2014

Houghton Crofters Frankland River Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

A stylish, medium-bodied red with fragrant aromas of violets, blackcurrants and black olive.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Mon Dec 08 14:07:33 EST 2014

Zeppelin Big Bertha Shiraz 2013

A fantastic-value shiraz that's rich and velvety.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Mon Dec 08 14:06:00 EST 2014

Reichsgraf von Kesselstatt Wiltinger Riesling Trocken 2012

A complex German riesling with merely a hint of sweetness.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Mon Dec 08 14:04:57 EST 2014

Paracombe Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

An Adelaide Hills cabernet with generous build, a smooth palate and good balance.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Mon Dec 08 14:03:54 EST 2014

Yalumba Paradox Shiraz 2010

This refined Barossa shiraz has medium body and complex aromas.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Mon Dec 08 14:02:45 EST 2014

Brokenwood Indigo Vineyard Chardonnay 2013

A stylish, fantastic-value chardonnay from Beechworth, Victoria.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Mon Dec 08 14:01:48 EST 2014

Old Hooky Ale

A satisfying, velvety English ale with good body and balance.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Mon Dec 08 14:00:42 EST 2014

Barbadillo La Cilla Pedro Ximenez NV

This luscious, syrupy sherry is reminiscent of toffee, raisins and dried fig.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Mon Dec 08 13:59:39 EST 2014

Mud House Sauvignon Blanc 2014

A refreshing, good-quality Marlborough sauvignon blanc.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Mon Dec 08 13:58:19 EST 2014

Wines, an India pale ale and vodka sampled

Vignerons Schmolzer & Brown Pret-a-Rosé 2014

A 'serious' rosé heads this week's list of wines to tempt the palate.

Good Food | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Mon Nov 24 23:30:00 EST 2014

Belvedere Vodka

The clean flavours of this Polish vodka make it ideal to drink on its own.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Mon Nov 24 18:24:07 EST 2014

James Squire Stowaway IPA

A robust India Pale Ale with powerful aromas of sweet malt and aromatic hops.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Mon Nov 24 18:22:06 EST 2014

Henschke Mount Edelstone Shiraz 2012

This classic Henschke Eden Valley shiraz has perfect poise and balance.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Mon Nov 24 18:16:31 EST 2014

Brand’s Laira Foundation Coonawarra Shiraz 2012

A Coonawarra shiraz with plenty of juicy flavour and a drying tannin backbone.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Mon Nov 24 18:15:38 EST 2014

De Iuliis Sunshine Vineyard Semillon 2014

A fine, youthful Hunter semillon that should develop toasty complexity with age.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Mon Nov 24 18:14:08 EST 2014

Mandoleto Terre Siciliana Nero d’Avola 2013

An honest, rustic Sicilian red with flavours of ripe berries.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Mon Nov 24 18:13:13 EST 2014

Tahbilk Marsanne 2014

A Victorian marsanne with fresh, clean aromas and a zesty finish.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Mon Nov 24 18:12:21 EST 2014

Vignerons Schmolzer & Brown Pret-a-Rosé 2014

An unlikely Beechworth blend of sangiovese and pinot noir, with aromas that are savoury and inviting.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Mon Nov 24 18:11:04 EST 2014

Pernod

An aniseed spirit that is hauntingly evocative of warm provencal evenings.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Mon Nov 10 16:51:40 EST 2014