RSSWine Reviews by Denman Moody

Great Wines, Good Restaurants and a Book Signing

| January 1, 2016
Great Wines, Good Restaurants and a Book Signing

My top recommendation for this month has to be Luca Malbec from Uco Valley, Argentina.

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Great Values

| December 1, 2015
Great Values

Tastings With Republic, Chamelion And More Winners With Dinner By Denman Moody author of The Advanced Oenophile

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Wines from Around the World

| November 1, 2015
Wines from Around the World

From New Zealand, Europe and the United States

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Winning Wines

| October 1, 2015
Winning Wines

Vintages to pair with everything from burgers to salad

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Wine: Superb New Releases

| September 1, 2015
Wine: Superb New Releases

Vintages to pair with everything from burgers to salad

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Wines for Every Occasion

| August 1, 2015
Wines for Every Occasion

Picnic Wine A new wine ad recently caught my attention. The wine is called Xo,G Wine and is intended for picnics and pool parties, where glassware is generally contraindicated. The genius of this package is in the design — a full bottle distributed equally into 2 “glasses” of Italian Pinot Grigio and two of French […]

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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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Winners for Dinner

| June 1, 2015
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

In The Top Echelon Of Wine Celebrities There are attorneys, businessmen and physicians who dip their toe into the wine business. Dr. Madaiah Revana has gone all in. His first foray came in 1997 when he decided he wanted a seven-acre vineyard just north of St. Helena on the main thoroughfare in Napa Valley. He […]

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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

Houston’s Only Certified Master Chef Fritz Gitschner Fritz Gitschner, former Executive Chef at the Houston Country Club, has created something very special at 60 Degrees Mastercrafted, located at 2300 Westheimer. There are many Master Chefs, but a Certified Master Chef is an other-worldly figure similar in rarity to a Master of Wine or a Master […]

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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 This article is republished from Robert G. Albertson’s blog, The Wine Economist, by permission of the author. Ernest and Julio Gallo built their business in the years after the repeal of Prohibition according to a strict division of labor: Julio made the […]

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More Winners for Dinner

| January 1, 2015
More Winners for Dinner

THREE ITALIAN SPARKLERS Ferrari Perle Brut Sparkling White Wine 2007 – Your guests will think you just served them the best Prosecco ever. What they won’t know unless you tell them is that this Italian luxury wine is 100% Chardonnay made by the Champagne Method with “…refined scents of almonds and apples.” A good alternative […]

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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 This $5,000 per couple dinner benefiting the Sheriff’s Foundation, held on Sept. 29, 2012 at the amazing home of Deana and Larry Blackburn — 153 guests seated downstairs — was such a classic, I’m reproducing one of the articles about it here. The lineup of chefs — probably unrivaled in […]

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Have a Winner for Dinner

| October 1, 2014
Have a Winner for Dinner

GREAT VALUES IN VARIOUS PRICE RANGES Out of the plethora of wines I taste each month, I ignore the bad ones and the marginal ones, and just write about those which I believe to be great values in their price range. At least for my palate, I could throw a dart at this page, pick […]

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Texas Wines Making a Statement

| September 1, 2014
Texas Wines Making a Statement

The best recommendations from recent tastings F all Creek and Llano Estacado are the successful pioneering Texas wineries. Fall Creek was not only one of the first to experiment with the great varietals such as Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay, they took the major step of hiring Andre Tchelistcheff of B.V. Private Reserve fame to consult […]

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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

By Denman Moody Author, The Advanced Oenophile theadvancedoenophile.com The last three or four months have given me palate fatigue — almost. Out of close to a thousand wines tasted, about 20 percent of them are excellent values in their respective price ranges. Since there are so many, I have held my comments, in some instances, […]

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Celebrate the 10th Anniversary Wine & Food Week

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

Chef John Moeller, former White House Chef, who is “Wizard Gourmet” of 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 […]

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Premiere Napa Valley 2014

| May 1, 2014
Premiere Napa Valley 2014

Possibly the best week of the year By Denman Moody Author, The Advanced Oenophile 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. Generally, five cases or less are made by either one winery or […]

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