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”Wine and Spirits” Top 10 and More Winners

| July 1, 2015
”Wine and Spirits” Top 10 and More Winners

Great finds at all price points By Denman Moody author, The Advanced Oenophile The top 10 wineries of the April 2015 issue of “Wine and Spirits” Top 50 Sold at Restaurants, are, with permission: Jordan, Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars, Sonoma-Cutrer, Duckhorn, Cake­bread, Caymus, Silver Oak, Kistler, Veuve Clicquot and Chateau Ste. Michelle. And I noticed […]

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More Winners for Dinner

| June 1, 2015
More Winners for Dinner

Great Finds At All Prices By Denman Moody author, The Advanced Oenophile WHITE WINES Tom Gore Vineyards Chardonnay California 2013 — “Great wines start in the vineyard.” Tom Gore has worked in the family vineyards from the time he learned to walk, working the harvest alongside favorable reception, burst onto the market with 75,000 cases each of […]

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Great Values at All Prices

| May 1, 2015
Great Values at All Prices

Some Almost Too Good To Be True! White Wines Meiomi Chardonnay 2013 — I don’t usually quote the winery, but these comments from the back label are right on: 49 percent Santa Barbara County, “exotic spice and lively tropical fruit notes,” 30 percent Sonoma County, “crisp apple and lean minerality,” 21 percent Monterey County, “ripe […]

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Dr. Madaiah Revana and His Wines

| April 1, 2015
Dr. Madaiah Revana and His Wines

Fritz Gitschner, former Executive Chef at the Houston Country Club, has created something very special at 60 Degrees Mastercrafted, located at 2300 Westheimer.

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Excellent Wines and Houston’s Only Certified Master Chef

| March 1, 2015
Excellent Wines and Houston’s Only Certified Master Chef

Fritz Gitschner, former Executive Chef at the Houston Country Club, has created something very special at 60 Degrees Mastercrafted, located at 2300 Westheimer.

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“They Always Buy the Ten-Cent Wine”

| February 1, 2015
“They Always Buy the Ten-Cent Wine”

The Relationship Between The Price Of A Wine And Our Opinion Of It

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More Winners for Dinners

| January 1, 2015
More Winners for Dinners

THREE ITALIAN SPARKLERS Ferrari Perle Brut Sparkling White Wine 2007 – Your guests will think you just served them the best Prosecco ever.

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Fabulous Finds

| December 1, 2014
Fabulous Finds

Whites, reds, and two restaurant recommendations

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Dinner of the Decade

| November 1, 2014
Dinner of the Decade

FABULOUS DISHES, PERFECT WINE PAIRINGS

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Have a Winner for Dinner

| October 1, 2014
Have a Winner for Dinner

Great values in various price ranges

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Texas Wines Making a Statement

| September 1, 2014
Texas Wines Making a Statement

F all Creek and Llano Estacado are the successful pioneering Texas wineries.

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Marchese Piero Antinori,
Tignanello and Antica

| August 1, 2014
Marchese Piero Antinori, </br>Tignanello and Antica

Possibly the most important wine luminary on the planet

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Separating the Best Values

| July 1, 2014
Separating the Best Values

Out of close to a thousand wines tasted, about 20 percent of them are excellent values in their respective price ranges.

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Celebrate the 10th Anniversary Wine & Food Week

| June 1, 2014
Celebrate the 10th Anniversary Wine & Food Week

By Denman Moody Author, The Advanced Oenophile theadvancedoenophile.com I heartily recommend that fans of good food and fine wine attend one of the many entertaining events during the 10th Anniversary Wine & Food Week. The following press release provides more information: If drinking a fine wine is like magic —mysterious, spellbinding, and hypnotic — celebrating […]

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Premiere Napa Valley 2014

| May 1, 2014
Premiere Napa Valley 2014

F or many in the wine trade, Premiere Napa Valley is considered the best week of each year. The wines served are among the rarest and best in the world.

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Want to Learn More About Wine?

| April 1, 2014
Want to Learn More About Wine?

By Denman Moody Author, The Advanced Oenophile In the 1970s, a typical diner at a steak house would order either a beer or a mixed drink before dinner, and then eat the meal with no beverage other than water. America was certainly not a nation of wine drinkers. Fast forward to today—nearly every table at […]

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Jordan Winery: World Class

| March 1, 2014
Jordan Winery: World Class

The New Estate Tour And Tasting Experience Is Not To Be Missed By Denman Moody Author, The Advanced Oenophile While I was travel aide to Lloyd Bentsen on his winning campaign for the U.S. Senate in 1970, Tom Jordan, who is just a couple of years my senior, was already a mega-successful Denver oil man […]

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A Fascinating Life of Wine

| February 1, 2014
A Fascinating Life of Wine

A Q&A with the author of The Advanced Oenophile

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Start the New Year With Great Vino

| January 1, 2014
Start the New Year With Great Vino

And don’t save the champagne just for special occasions By Denman Moody TheAdvancedOenophile.com Bubbly: For many, no  matter what their level of wine knowledge, the sound of a Champagne cork popping engenders surprise, excitement and the expectation of something good to follow.  They’re right, only it’s a shame that this wonderful product is reserved primarily […]

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Excellent Wines to Enjoy Now
Red, white or sparkling, something for all

| December 1, 2013
Excellent Wines to Enjoy Now </br>Red, white or sparkling, something for all

By Denman Moody TheAdvancedOenophile.com Here are some suggestions for excellent wines that you don’t have to wait years to enjoy.   Sparkling J Vineyards and Winery J Cuvée 20 Brut Sonoma County — Different vineyard lots were fermented and kept separately prior to blending. After two years in the cellar, the bottles were riddled, disgorged […]

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