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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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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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Port and Madeira –
It’s a good time of year for fortified wines

| November 1, 2013
Port and Madeira –</br>It’s a good time of year for fortified wines

It’s a good time of year for fortified wines By Denman Moody Author, The Advanced Oenophile Winter, or what we have of it in Houston, is the prime time to enjoy Port and Madeira. These are fortified wines. As the juice from the grapes is fermenting, instead of allowing them to complete fermentation, at around 7 […]

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Jordan Winery: World Class

| October 1, 2013
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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Verite Winery

| September 1, 2013
Verite Winery

Denman Moody, wine reviews

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Lovely Reds at $40-plus

| August 1, 2013
Lovely Reds at $40-plus

By Denman Moody Author, The Advanced Oenophile It is a common practice to prefer cold white wines in the summer, and hold back the vintage Oportos and the big reds for cooler weather. Since the advent of air conditioning, this notion has faded somewhat; for example, one orders big reds at their favorite steakhouses regardless […]

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A Civilized Pastime

| July 1, 2013
A Civilized Pastime

The cultural shift to drinking wine during meals By Denman Moody TheAdvancedOenophile.com In the ’60s and early ’70s, wine was plentiful — mostly in the sweet red (Lambrusco), sweet white (Liebfraumilch), sweet fizzy (Mateus and Lancers) and jug wines (Almaden Rhine Wine, Inglenook Chablis, Gallo Hearty Burgundy, etc.). At a steak house, most would have […]

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Moet & Chandon

| June 1, 2013
Moet & Chandon

It was my pleasure to meet and sip some bubbly with Elise Losfelt, one of the winemakers from,,,

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Red Wines, and a Wine and Food Extravaganza

| May 1, 2013
Red Wines, and a Wine and Food Extravaganza

  By Denman Moody TheAdvancedOenophile.com Wine-in-a-Box: Big House Red 2011 — With a base of Petite Sirah and Syrah this is a successful blend of 10 or so varietals, including some of the Italians. My favorite box red. Three liters with a spigot. That’s 16 six- ounce glasses of pretty decent red wine for just […]

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More Wine, Better Wine

| April 1, 2013
More Wine, Better Wine

By Denman Moody TheAdvancedOenophile.com More Wine, Better Wine is the motto of my friend, Dr. James A. White III, Alexandria, La. Oenophile.   SPARKLING: Paul Cheneau Brut Cava non-vintage (Spain) — “The Spanish Sparkling with French Expertise.” Made in the traditional Champagne method, this is a cava that is competitive with the big boys. Main […]

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Winning Wines

| March 1, 2013
Winning Wines

By Denman Moody theadvancedoenophile.com Sparkling: J Vineyards and Winery Vintage Brut Russian River Valley 2005 — A step up from most sparklers from California, this beauty, with tiny, persistent bubbles, is crafted by talented winemaker Melissa Stackhouse. “…luscious aromas of ripe citrus, pear and honeysuckle.” Lovely, toasty flavors. Melissa recommends to drink with hors d’oeuvre […]

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DINNER OF THE DECADE PART II; Fabulous Dishes, Perfect Wine Pairings

| February 1, 2013
DINNER OF THE DECADE PART II; Fabulous Dishes, Perfect Wine Pairings

By Denman Moody theadvancedoenophile.com Last month, I discussed the $5,000 per couple dinner for the Sheriff’s Foundation held at the home of Deana and Larry Blackburn on Sept. 29, 2012. The lineup of chefs — probably unrivaled in the world that evening — were the chairman, president and vice president of the Bocuse d’Or Foundation, […]

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DINNER OF THE DECADE PART 1; A fun — and fundraising — event never to be forgotten

| January 1, 2013
DINNER OF THE DECADE PART 1; A fun — and fundraising — event never to be forgotten

By Denman Moody Author, The Advanced Oenophile On September 29, 2012, at the spectacular new home of Deana and Larry Blackburn, an astounding dinner occurred, which may not be repeated in Houston for decades, if ever. To start at the beginning, there is an organization in Houston called the Sheriff’s Foundation. The funds raised for […]

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