Good Food - Ralph Kyte Powell

2009 Yalumba The Y Series Shiraz Viognier

FEW Australian wine labels are better value, or as reliable as Yalumba's Y Series. This ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:36:16 EST 2012

2010 Zilzie Selection 23 Moscato

THIS reasonably priced drop loses nothing compared with pricier moscatos — and it's better than ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:36:16 EST 2012

NV Fox Creek Vixen

THERE'S a real, Christmassy friendliness in traditional Australian sparkling reds. Vixen, made from ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:36:16 EST 2012

2010 Pewsey Vale Prima Riesling

THIRTY-FIVE years ago, Brian Croser caused a stir with his sweeter Hardys Siegersdorf Rieslings. ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:36:16 EST 2012

2009 Te Mata Bullnose Syrah

SYRAH from Hawkes Bay, on the east coast of New Zealand's North Island, is New Zealand's most ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:36:17 EST 2012

2002 Mumm Cordon Rouge Brut Millesime

AFTER years of underperformance, champagne house G.H. Mumm has transformed in recent years into a ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:36:17 EST 2012

2009 Eldridge Estate Gamay

Thirty years ago, light, fresh reds from France's Beaujolais region were super-fashionable. ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:36:18 EST 2012

2010 Luna Rosa Rosado

A shiny-pink young cabernet-grenache-mourvedre-chardonnay rosé from the NSW Central Ranges, made by ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:36:18 EST 2012

2008 Rocky Gully Shiraz Viognier

This is a second label of Frankland Estate in southern WA. It has some peppery, earthy aromas and a ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:36:18 EST 2012

2005 Heggies Vineyard Reserve Riesling

Heggies Vineyard in South Australia's Eden Valley occupies prime riesling country. A screw cap has ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:36:19 EST 2012

2009 Chrismont La Zona Barbera

Victoria's King Valley is a comfy home for Italian grape varieties such as barbera. This example ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:36:19 EST 2012

2007 McWilliams Mount Pleasant Old Paddock and Old Hill Shiraz

A Hunter Valley classic in the 1950s, this blend joins two celebrated Mount Pleasant vineyards. The ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:36:19 EST 2012

2009 Brookland Valley Reserve Chardonnay

A very concentrated Margaret River chardonnay with tonnes of character. The nose combines slightly ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:36:20 EST 2012

2008 Wirra Wirra RSW Shiraz

TERROIR — a fashionable French term — describes a wine's sense of place, origin and individuality, ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:36:20 EST 2012

2007 Kangarilla Road The Devil's Whiskers Shiraz

DROUGHT conditions accompanied the 2007 vintage in McLaren Vale but this shiraz shows unexpected ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:36:03 EST 2012

2009 Dopff au Moulin Gewurztraminer

DESPITE being relatively low in price for a gewurztraminer from France's unique border region of ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:36:21 EST 2012

2009 Taylors Promised Land Cabernet Sauvignon

THIS unfussed young red has a minty nose that suggests some Clare Valley influence, although the ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:36:21 EST 2012

2008 Sarah Gough Box Grove Vineyard Roussanne

SARAH Gough's wine pedigree encompasses most aspects of the industry, including some years writing ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:36:21 EST 2012

2010 De Bortoli La Boheme Act Two Dry Pinot Rose

DE BORTOLI has launched a "Rose Revolution" to promote anew the idea of rose as the ideal ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:36:22 EST 2012

2010 Pikes The Merle Riesling

A MODERN benchmark for Clare Valley riesling. The 2010 Merle smells steely and reserved, but with ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:36:22 EST 2012