Good Food - Ralph Kyte Powell

Irvine Barossa Merlot Cabernet Franc 2012

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A well-mannered blend with broad appeal.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Mon Sep 15 14:30:32 EST 2014

Jim Barry Watervale Riesling 2014

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A perennial bargain that should do well with bottle age.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Mon Sep 15 14:30:23 EST 2014

Angove Long Row Sauvignon Blanc 2014

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Good value sauvignon blanc from the South Australian Riverland.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Mon Sep 15 14:30:27 EST 2014

Moet et Chandon Grand Vintage Brut 2006

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Moet’s champagnes are sometimes underrated, but this ’06 is excellent.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Mon Sep 15 14:30:38 EST 2014

Four Pillars Rare Dry Gin (700ml)

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A strong, aromatic gin distilled in the Yarra Valley.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Mon Sep 15 14:30:43 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

Castro’s Ligador Cabernet Malbec 2012

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A medium-bodied McLaren Vale red with berry, earth and tobacco aromas.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Mon Sep 15 14:30:29 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

Moondarra After Kathleen 2013

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A chardonnay/pinot gris/friulano blend that's invitingly savoury.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Mon Sep 15 14:30:35 EST 2014

Easthope Family Winegrowers Te Muna Road Pinot Noir 2013

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A Martinborough pinot with an intense palate.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Sun Aug 31 23:50:03 EST 2014

Hay Shed Hill Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

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Fantastic value wine with perfect balance of acidity and tannins.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Sun Aug 31 23:50:26 EST 2014

Lindeman's Limestone Ridge Shiraz Cabernet 2012

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A copybook example of a perennial favourite from Lindeman's Coonawarra vineyards.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Sun Aug 31 23:49:42 EST 2014

Angostura 1919 Rum (700ml)

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It's not well-known that the makers of Angostura Bitters also make excellent rum at their Trinidad HQ.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Sun Aug 31 23:49:17 EST 2014

Daniel Crochet Sancerre 2013

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A dry Loire Valley wine that's light years away from the antipodean sweet-sour type of sauvignon.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Sun Aug 31 23:48:32 EST 2014

St Erth Geelong Pinot Noir 2012

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So, $15 pinot noir isn’t quite the minefield it once was.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Sun Aug 31 23:48:52 EST 2014

Mount Avoca Estate Range Sauvignon Blanc 2013

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Sauvignon blanc isn’t always subtle, but this Pyrenees wine is.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Sun Aug 31 23:47:22 EST 2014

Under & Over Tumbarumba Chardonnay 2013

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Always good value, Under & Over’s latest chardonnay shows more phenolic bite than usual.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Sun Aug 31 23:47:59 EST 2014

Fuller's London Pride (500ml)

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A classic English bitter with great depth of flavour and balanced bitterness.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Sun Aug 31 23:46:35 EST 2014

Hewitson Estate The Mad Hatter Shiraz 2012

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Made from McLaren Vale vines, it opens with plummy fruit, gentle spice, dark chocolate and regional earthy aromas.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Sun Aug 17 22:35:09 EST 2014

Hand Crafted by Geoff Hardy Teroldego 2012

Handcrafted by Geoff Hardy Teroldego 2012

A complex aroma suggesting spice, currants, tar, whispers of mint and pine.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Sun Aug 17 22:34:20 EST 2014