Ralph Kyte Powell

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

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