Ralph Kyte Powell

Fine wines and an Irish whiskey to tempt the palate

A bottle of fine, elegant and subtly aromatic Yarra Valley chardonnay can empty in a flash.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue Mar 29 00:00:00 EST 2016

Five great (not green) drinks for St Patrick's Day

Slainte: Toast St Patrick's Day with an Irish drop.

Slainte! We look at some smooth, mellow drops to toast St Paddy's Day.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Mon Mar 14 00:00:00 EST 2016

Wine Guide

How we choose: All drinks reviewed on this page are independently chosen and tasted by our expert wine writers.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue Feb 23 11:35:39 EST 2016

Top 10 wines to drink with hot foods

Try a riesling or sauvignon blanc to match the spiciness of a Thai curry.

Matching wines with spicy-hot foods is a challenge. But our wine experts have found 10 wines that like it hot.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell and Jeni Port | Tue Feb 16 00:30:00 EST 2016

Best Australian wines of 2015

Which Aussie wines stood out this year?

Births, deaths, openings and closings, the Good Food wine writers reflect on the year and share their top wines of 2015.

Drink | Jeni Port, Ralph Kyte-Powell, Huon Hooke, Cathy Gowdie | Tue Dec 15 00:30:00 EST 2015

Wine guide

Ralph Kyte-Powell's guide to this week's best wine buys.

Good Food | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue Sep 08 00:15:00 EST 2015

Angove Nine Vines Grenache Shiraz Rosé 2015

An aroma of raspberries and spice makes this dry blend intense and attractive.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Mon Aug 24 12:27:11 EST 2015

Les Courtilles Cotes du Rhone 2013

A medium-bodied savoury red that's ready to drink over the next year.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Mon Aug 24 12:27:13 EST 2015

Jim Barry The Veto Riesling 2015

Aromas of pear and apple make this dry riesling more trendy than traditional.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Mon Aug 24 12:27:16 EST 2015

Hewitson Ned & Henry's Shiraz 2014

An exotic perfume and fine mouthfeel give this South Australian shiraz super value.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Mon Aug 24 12:27:18 EST 2015

Shaw + Smith M3 Chardonnay 2014

An elegant chardonnay with a mouthwatering finish that partners perfectly with crab linguini.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Mon Aug 24 12:27:21 EST 2015

Craggy Range Le Sol Syrah 2013

The depth of this red is still emerging: plum, cherry and pepper will evolve in the cellar over 20 years.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Mon Aug 24 12:27:23 EST 2015

Burge Family Winemakers Olive Hill Semillon 2014

Tart citrus fruits, straw and lanolin give this varietal admirable depth.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Mon Aug 24 12:27:25 EST 2015

Glendronach Original 12-year-old Single Malt Whisky

A nutty-sweet and warmly welcoming Scottish whisky with complex flavour.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Mon Aug 24 12:27:27 EST 2015

Plantagenet Omrah Sauvignon Blanc 2014

A lively palate with a touch of acidity gives this zesty white fantastic value.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Mon Aug 10 11:25:40 EST 2015

Arrogant Frog Croak Rotie Shiraz 2013

A ready-to-drink red that's earthy, rustic and a little bit fun.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Mon Aug 10 11:25:42 EST 2015

Fratelli Cigliuti Langhe Nebbiolo 2013

A fine, flowing mouthful and nose of berries make this Italian red excellent.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Mon Aug 10 11:25:54 EST 2015

Wynns Coonawarra Estate Black Label Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Aromas of blackcurrant and cherry make this red go perfectly with a lamb roast.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Mon Aug 10 11:25:56 EST 2015

Red Hill Imperial Stout

Strong, dark and rustic, this stout has a strong bitterness with hints of malty-sweet.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Mon Aug 10 11:25:58 EST 2015

Swings and Roundabouts Rose 2014

An appealing blend with aromas of berry, rhubarb and spice.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Mon Aug 10 11:25:45 EST 2015