Good Food - Ralph Kyte Powell

Mount Pleasant Philip Shiraz 2011

It’s not often you get a regional classic such as this around $20.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Mon Oct 13 15:34:07 EST 2014

Seppeltsfield Paramount Collection DP 273 Rich Rare Apera (500ml)

A superb 50-year-old example of what used to be called Australian 'oloroso sherry'.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Mon Oct 13 15:34:18 EST 2014

Primo Estate La Biondina 2014

As usual, La Biondina makes lacklustre colombard grapes into an ersatz sauvignon blanc.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Mon Oct 13 15:34:44 EST 2014

Pegasus Bay Sauvignon Semillon 2012

A fascinating white from Canterbury, NZ.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Mon Oct 13 15:34:31 EST 2014

Longhop Mount Lofty Ranges Rosé 2014

An old-vine grenache with a dry palate and a firm backbone.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Mon Oct 13 15:33:36 EST 2014

Punt Road Coldstream Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

The Yarra Valley obsesses with pinot, but historically cabernet has importance, too.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Mon Oct 13 15:33:26 EST 2014

Coopers Mild Ale (375ml)

A mid-strength version of the famous cloudy South Australian beer that's quenching and clean.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Mon Oct 13 15:33:47 EST 2014

TarraWarra Yarra Valley K Block Merlot 2012

A Yarra merlot that's supple and complete, with balanced tannins.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Mon Oct 13 15:33:13 EST 2014

Hollick Ravenswood Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

A rich-flavoured wine with aromas of blackcurrant, mint, fennel and chocolate.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Mon Oct 13 15:32:56 EST 2014

Lindauer Brut Cuvée NV

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A fantastic value sparkling wine, blending Gisborne and Hawke’s Bay chardonnay and pinot noir.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Mon Sep 29 12:03:00 EST 2014

Cuarenta y Tres Liqueur

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A sweet, golden Spanish liqueur with a name that refers to its 43 ingredients.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Mon Sep 29 12:03:15 EST 2014

Schöfferhofer Hefeweizen Bier (500ml)

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Wheat beer’s burpy richness is an acquired taste, but this hazy German version is smooth and velvety.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Mon Sep 29 12:02:19 EST 2014

Giant Steps Sexton Vineyard Chardonnay 2013

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A complex Yarra Valley chardonnay.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Mon Sep 29 12:02:48 EST 2014

De Bortoli Estate Grown Pinot Noir 2013

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A Yarra Valley pinot of appealing varietal purity.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Mon Sep 29 12:02:05 EST 2014

Ryder Watervale Clare Valley Riesling 2014

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Easy drinking from a consistent label.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Mon Sep 29 12:02:34 EST 2014

Chateau de Montfaucon Baron Louis Lirac 2010

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A fruity grenache blend from the opposite side of the Rhone to Chateauneuf-du-Pape.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Mon Sep 29 12:01:27 EST 2014

Les Courtilles Cotes du Rhone 2012

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A medium-bodied grenache-shiraz with tight structure.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Mon Sep 29 12:01:52 EST 2014

Stella Bella Margaret River Tempranillo 2010

A finely textured tempranillo with a distinct Spanish accent.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Mon Sep 29 12:01:41 EST 2014

Zywiec Beer

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From the old archduke’s brewery in Poland, this beer's clean and crisp.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Mon Sep 15 14:30:40 EST 2014

Giaconda Warner Vineyard Shiraz 2012

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A consistently great Beechworth shiraz.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Mon Sep 15 14:30:46 EST 2014