Good Food - Ralph Kyte Powell

2008 Grant Burge Filsell Shiraz

A WHOLESOME Barossa shiraz that sums up the positives for this iconic Australian wine type. It ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:36:37 EST 2012

2009 Two Hands Brave Faces Grenache Shiraz Mataro

GRENACHE seems to carry 15 per cent alcohol better than most grape varieties. In this Barossa ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:36:37 EST 2012

2010 Cape Mentelle Sauvignon Blanc Semillon

A SUBTLE, complex Margaret River sauvignon-semillon blend that's an object lesson in how to add ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:36:37 EST 2012

2009 Westend Richland Cabernet Sauvignon

THE Riverina of New South Wales is a happy hunting ground for reds such as this. It's a deeply ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:36:36 EST 2012

2010 Foster e Rocco Nuovo Sangiovese

SIMPLE, fresh, unoaked sangiovese makes an interesting alternative to other lighter, unwooded red ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:36:36 EST 2012

2006 San Silvestro Barbaresco Magno

BARBARESCO, made from the majestic nebbiolo, is one of northern Italy's most highly regarded red ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:36:36 EST 2012

2008 Te Mata Coleraine

SOME on the international scene liken this great New Zealand cabernet blend to Bordeaux but it's ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:36:35 EST 2012

2008 Clos Clare "The Hayes Boy" Grenache

GRENACHE isn't the Clare Valley's most celebrated red but it can be very good. This one has sweet ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:36:35 EST 2012

2010 Helm Classic Dry Riesling

KEN Helm's efforts with riesling are justifiable, both as a promoter of the grape and as the maker ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:36:35 EST 2012

NV Jacob's Creek Moscato Rose

THERE'S a lot of moscato made in Australia these days and quality is generally pretty good. The ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:36:34 EST 2012

2009 Ryder Shiraz

REILLY'S Clare Valley winery is a name to look for if you want wines of real character at very ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:36:34 EST 2012

2008 Montalto Mornington Peninsula Chardonnay

THE Mornington Peninsula has made reliable top-notch chardonnay for years. The style has usually ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:36:34 EST 2012

NV Ayala Brut Nature Zero Dosage

AYALA'S style is quite dry anyway but this excellent wine goes further, without the "liqueuring" ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:36:33 EST 2012

2008 Henschke Keyneton Euphonium

A BLEND of Barossa shiraz, cabernet sauvignon, merlot and cabernet franc, this Henschke red smells ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:36:33 EST 2012

2008 Chalkers Crossing Hilltops Shiraz

MORE butch and alcoholic than most shiraz from the promising New South Wales Hilltops region, this ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:36:33 EST 2012

NV Bridgewater Mill Chardonnay Pinot Noir

FROM the Adelaide Hills, this is the understudy to the top-shelf Croser sparkling wine in the ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:36:32 EST 2012

2010 Logan Apple Tree Flat Rosé

SPRING has sprung, a time for dry rosés such as this wine, made from New South Wales shiraz, ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:36:32 EST 2012

2008 Peter Lehmann Clancy's Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot

PETER Lehmann's lower-priced wines have few peers for value, as this recent release attests. It's ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:36:32 EST 2012

2008 Christian Moreau Chablis 1er Cru Vaillon

MORE people should explore Chablis. This great French chardonnay's unique personality is totally ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:36:32 EST 2012

2007 Gaja Sito Moresco Langhe

Gaja, one of Piedmont’s most famous wineries, specialises in pricey Barolo and Barbaresco ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:36:31 EST 2012