Good Food - Ralph Kyte Powell

Windy Peak Brut Cuvee Pinot Noir Chardonnay NV

Windy Peak Brut Cuvee Pinot Noir Chardonnay NV

De Bortoli's extensive resources can mean sensational value.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue Nov 05 00:00:00 EST 2013

Medhurst Steel's Hill Shiraz 2012

Medhurst Steel's Hill Shiraz 2012

Shiraz isn't usually thought of as a fresh, summery red wine, but this young Yarra Valley example fits the bill.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue Nov 05 00:00:00 EST 2013

Bay of Fires Tasmanian Cuvee Brut NV

Bay of Fires Tasmanian Cuvee Brut NV

Refined Tassie pinot noir/chardonnay sparkle, this vibrant drop offers apple tart and white peach aromas with a gently biscuity overlay.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue Nov 05 00:00:00 EST 2013

Tyrrell's Lost Block Semillon 2013

Tyrrell's Lost Block Semillon 2013

A riper, more flamboyant expression of young Hunter Valley semillon.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue Nov 05 00:00:00 EST 2013

House of Arras Grand Vintage 2004

House of Arras Grand Vintage 2004

Tasmania is the modern home of high-quality Australian sparkling wine, and the House of Arras is the benchmark.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue Nov 05 00:00:00 EST 2013

Philippa Farr Pinot Noir 2012

Philippa Farr Pinot Noir 2012

Pip Farr's fragrant and plummy Gippsland pinot has subtle foresty/floral complexities and light meaty richness.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue Nov 05 00:00:00 EST 2013

Pol Roger Blanc de Blancs Brut 2002

Pol Roger Blanc de Blancs Brut 2002

Seamless, luxurious harmony is the thing here.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue Nov 05 00:00:00 EST 2013

The Barry Bros Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

The Barry Bros Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Bargain-priced, generous Clare Valley red from brothers Tom and Sam Barry.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue Oct 29 00:00:00 EST 2013

Woods Crampton Mataro 2012

Woods Crampton Mataro 2012

From 80-year-old Barossa vines, this satisfying red has ripe berries, sweet spice, mellow old oak and ironstone earthy characters.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue Oct 29 00:00:00 EST 2013

Marques de Murrieta Rioja Reserva 2006

Marques de Murrieta Rioja Reserva 2006

Mature Rioja from northern Spain is a warmly satisfying red wine.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue Oct 29 00:00:00 EST 2013

Pierro Chardonnay 2011

Pierro Chardonnay 2011

Once very full-bodied and lush, this Margaret River chardonnay has grown more refined, while retaining richness.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue Oct 29 00:00:00 EST 2013

Thomas The O.C. Semillon 2013

Thomas The O.C. Semillon 2013

The O.C. 2013 has delicate aromas of lemon and fresh-cut green apple.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue Oct 29 00:00:00 EST 2013

Marques de Riscal Rueda 2012

Marques de Riscal Rueda 2012

Made from the verdejo grape grown in Spain's north, this uncomplicated young white smells appetisingly of lemon and herbs.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue Oct 29 00:00:00 EST 2013

Felton Road Block 3 Pinot Noir 2012

Felton Road Block 3 Pinot Noir 2012

Felton Road's 20-year-old vines are among Central Otago's oldest.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue Oct 29 00:00:00 EST 2013

Gaelic Cemetery Vineyard Clare Valley Riesling 2012

Gaelic Cemetery Vineyard Clare Valley Riesling 2012

The Clare Valley riesling vintage of 2012 is thought one of the best ever.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue Oct 22 00:00:00 EST 2013

Cape Mentelle Georgiana Sauvignon Blanc 2013

Cape Mentelle Georgiana Sauvignon Blanc 2013

Excellent Margaret River sauvignon blanc.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue Oct 22 00:00:00 EST 2013

The Winesmiths Shiraz 2012

The Winesmiths Shiraz 2012

Many were converted to wine by the convenience and value of bag-in-box drops like this South Australian shiraz.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue Oct 22 00:00:00 EST 2013

Johanneshof Marlborough Pinot Gris 2012

Johanneshof Marlborough Pinot Gris 2012

Kiwis consume oceans of pinot gris, but quality varies.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue Oct 22 00:00:00 EST 2013

Peter Lehmann Stonewell Shiraz 2009

Peter Lehmann Stonewell Shiraz 2009

An essence of pedigree Barossa shiraz - jammy black fruits, spice, vanillin sweet oak.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue Oct 22 00:00:00 EST 2013

Hay Shed Hill Margaret River Chardonnay 2012

Hay Shed Hill Margaret River Chardonnay 2012

Modern Margaret River chardonnay that gets better with each sip.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue Oct 22 00:00:00 EST 2013