Good Food - Ralph Kyte Powell

Stoke Amber by the McCashin Family

Stoke Amber by the McCashin Family

From Nelson, New Zealand, this cloudy, reddish amber ale has lovely sweet malt, yeasty and fruity hop aromas.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Mon Jan 26 11:44:03 EST 2015

Stone's Ginger Joe

Stone's Ginger Joe

A clear, golden drop with a pungent gingery, spicy aroma, sweet, spicy, warm flavours, a long sweet ginger aftertaste and a hefty dose of alcohol.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Mon Jan 26 11:44:23 EST 2015

Abbotts & Delaunay Alto Stratus Carignan 2012

Abbotts & Delaunay Alto Stratus Carignan 2012

Classy, refined Languedoc red.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Mon Jan 26 11:43:26 EST 2015

Tyrrell’s Vat 1 Hunter Valley Semillon 2009

Tyrell's Vat 1 Hunter Valley Semillon 2009

A seamless palate of depth and lingering presence, carried by superb acid balance.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Mon Jan 26 11:43:45 EST 2015

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

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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