Ralph Kyte Powell

Freeman Dolcino 2013

Freeman Dolcino 2013

A delicious sweetie offering passionfruit, floral and candied citrus characters.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Mon Jan 26 11:42:09 EST 2015

Mediterrané by Redhouse Barossa Valley Sangiovese 2013

Mediterrane by Redhouse Barossa Valley Sangiovese 2013

It’s ripe yet savoury, medium bodied, with a grainy tannin backbone.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Mon Jan 26 11:42:31 EST 2015

Le Chat Noir Vallée de l’Aude Sauvignon Blanc 2013

Le Chat Noir Vallee de l'Aude Sauvignon Blanc 2013

This sauvignon from France’s south-west is dry, savoury, fine textured and mouthwatering.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Mon Jan 26 11:41:01 EST 2015

St Hallett Gamekeeper’s Shiraz Grenache Touriga 2013

St Hallett Gamekeeper's Shiraz Grenache Touriga 2013

Easy quaffing red wine, rather like a Barossa Cotes-du-Rhone.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Mon Jan 26 11:41:48 EST 2015

Torzi Matthews Schist Rock Barossa Shiraz 2013

Torzi Matthews Schist Rock Barossa Shiraz 2013

Smooth, yet tangy and appetising, this Barossa Valley shiraz is a real crowd-pleaser at a fair price.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Mon Jan 26 11:40:34 EST 2015

Wine Guide

Wines of the week.

Good Food | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Mon Jan 19 13:43:38 EST 2015

Wine Guide

Independent reviews by our expert wine writers.

Good Food | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Mon Jan 12 23:30:00 EST 2015

Mount Langi Ghiran Mast Shiraz 2012

Mount Langi Ghiran Mast Shiraz 2012

Sumptuous, inky Grampians shiraz named in honour of the late Trevor Mast, Langi’s pioneering winemaker.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Mon Jan 12 16:57:32 EST 2015

Xanadu Next of Kin Chardonnay 2013

A step above many $18 chardonnays.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Mon Jan 12 16:57:09 EST 2015

Coopers Premium Light

Light beer is light beer, but if you have to drink it, Coopers is a good choice.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Mon Jan 12 16:57:36 EST 2015

Writer’s Tears Pot Still Irish Whiskey

Writer’s Tears is smooth with malty, vanillin and nutty characters.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Mon Jan 12 16:57:39 EST 2015

Billy Button The Torment King Valley Riesling 2014

From admirable Victorian winemaker Jo Marsh, this riesling has an appealing, slightly Germanic feel.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Mon Jan 12 16:57:42 EST 2015

Chapel Hill Parson’s Nose McLaren Vale Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Chapel Hill Parson's Nose McLaren Vale Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

A well priced, honest, regional cabernet.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Mon Jan 12 16:57:13 EST 2015

Bass River Single Vineyard Gippsland Sauvignon Blanc 2013

Bass River Single Vineyard Gippsland Sauvignon Blanc 2013

Sauvignon challenging the mainstream.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Mon Jan 12 16:57:18 EST 2015

Tahbilk Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Tahbilk Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Tahbilk’s historic pedigree for Nagambie cabernet finds great expression here.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Mon Jan 12 16:57:23 EST 2015

Salomon Undhof Pfaffenberg Riesling 2011

Salomon Undhof Pfaffenberg Riesling 2011

Lemon curd, peach, mineral and struck-match aromas run through a complex Austrian riesling.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Mon Jan 12 16:57:27 EST 2015

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