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Wines Under $10 Just good, solid choices for everyday enjoyment

| September 1, 2012
Wines Under $10 Just good, solid choices for everyday enjoyment

  By Denman Moody Author, The Advanced Oenophile One of my wealthiest friends told me that he thinks a popular article would be on under $10 wines. In fact, he had me do a tasting once of “The Best Wines You’ve Never Heard Of”, and most of them were in the $10 range. If one […]

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A Fascinating Life of WineA Q&A with the author of The Advanced Oenophile

| August 1, 2012
A Fascinating Life of WineA Q&A with the author of The Advanced Oenophile

By Bill Anderson, Publisher Denman Moody has been our wine editor since March of 2000.  He has been a wine writer of national and international fame since 1978. Linda and I have often thought of the following questions to ask Denman, and just decided to do it here, so we could share the answers with […]

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Some New Finds and Some Old Friends Excellent values from Lasseter

| July 1, 2012
Some New Finds and Some Old Friends Excellent values from Lasseter

By Denman Moody Author: The Advanced Oenophile  White Wines: Erath Pinot Gris (Oregon) 2010 — One of two great varietals in Oregon, this crisp little filly has excellent acidity with apples and citrus flavors, followed by a clean, bright finish. Sips well alone or with food. $14 Kendall Jackson Chardonnay Grand Reserve 2010 — Just […]

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WINE: Top Recent Picks

| June 1, 2012
WINE: Top Recent Picks

Cade Howell Mountain Cabernet – the best this year in its price range By Denman Moody   White: Stella Pinot Grigio (Italy) 2010 — Can’t find my notes, but this little dude with a screwcap is a startlingly good value. $7.99 Zenato Pinot Grigio delle Venezie 2010 — One of the best values in Pinot […]

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Wine – Favorite Current Releases

| May 1, 2012
Wine – Favorite Current Releases

Handley — an understated and underrated winery in the Anderson Valley

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The Advanced Oenophile – A helpful new guide for all wine aficionados

| April 1, 2012
The Advanced Oenophile – A helpful new guide for all wine aficionados

Denman Moody, who has been tasting and writing about wine since the 1970s, shares his vast knowledge with readers hoping to take their wine knowledge to the next level in The Advanced Oenophile.

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Kunde Estate Winery Wonderful wines and fabulous views

| April 1, 2012
Kunde Estate Winery Wonderful wines and fabulous views

By Denman Moody In 1904, Louis Kunde acquired the historical Wildwood Vineyard about 15 miles north of Sonoma and shortly thereafter built a winery. His son Arthur took over at Louis’ death in 1922, and Arthur’s two sons greatly expanded the estate. In the 1960s and 1970s, the fourth generation continued the expansion, planting additional […]

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Winning Wineries

| March 1, 2012
Winning Wineries

By Denman Moody

www.denmanswineblog.com
There are numerous wineries that produce five, 10 or even 15 different wines, and only one or two of them are great values in their respective price range. ….

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Winning Wines

| February 1, 2012
Winning Wines

By Denman Moody
J Brut Rosé non-vintage — Coinciding with its 25th Anniversary celebration, J Vineyards and winery has switched to a sleek, sexy new clear bottle featuring a distinctive black version of its iconic brushstroke

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Tithe Wines

| January 1, 2012
Tithe Wines

By Denman Moody   denmanswineblog.com Sparkling: J Brut Rosé non-vintage — Coinciding with its 25th Anniversary celebration, J Vineyards and winery has switched to a sleek, sexy new clear bottle featuring a distinctive black version of its iconic brushstroke J with the eye-popping, rich, pink salmon-colored Pinot Noir-based sparkling wine on full display. The wow factor […]

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Exceptional Adult BeveragesLet’s start with Portugal

| December 1, 2011
Exceptional Adult BeveragesLet’s start with Portugal

By Denman Moody denmanswineblog.com THE WINES OF ESPORÁO Portugal has a tradition of winemaking dating back to 2000 B.C. The Duoro, where the great Ports are produced, was the one of the first demarcated wine regions in the world in 1756. In the recent past, Portugal has been revered for its great fortified wines, and […]

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Entertaining With Wine, Rule one: Keep it simple

| November 1, 2011
Entertaining With Wine, Rule one: Keep it simple

By Denman Moody denmanswineblog.com So you’d like to have some friends over for a three, four, or even five-course meal? Too difficult? Have each couple or each person bring one course and the wine to go with it. Too hard to coordinate? Here are some ideas: THREE-COURSE DINNER, RELATIVELY INEXPENSIVE a) Cold seafood course — […]

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Winning Wines for Fall Enjoyment

| October 1, 2011
Winning Wines for Fall Enjoyment

By Denman Moody denmanswineblog.com A diverse selection in all price ranges. White: Dashwood Sauvignon Blanc Marl­borough 2010 — Dashwood has built a reputation for delivering great value, full-flavored wines. Harvested after almost perfect weather conditions, this wine exhibits a pure expression of vibrant, tropical fruit flavors. Perfect with spicy grilled shrimp! $9.99 Morro Bay Sauvignon […]

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The Wines Of South Australia

| September 1, 2011
The Wines Of South Australia

By Denman Moody denmanswineblog.com Australia burst onto the international wine scene in the mid-1990s with some of the most coveted wines in the world — an occurrence similar to the lauding of vino from Italy during themid-1980s and Spain in the early 2000s. I first sampled Australia wines in the land Down Under at the […]

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The Best White Wine To Pair With Seafood? Dry Riesling, of course!

| August 1, 2011
The Best White Wine To Pair With Seafood?  Dry Riesling, of course!

By Denman Moody www.denmanswineblog.com When I first wrote about Riesling some 30 years ago, it had little effect because most people had no interest in a “too-sweet, cheap white wine from Germany”— Liebfraumilch being the then omnipresent choice. Over the years, and mainly in the last 10 or so, most sommeliers, wine directors and wine […]

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Demystifying Wine

| July 1, 2011
Demystifying Wine

By Denman Moody www.CorporateEventWines.com Although the subtitle has nothing to do with the article, it made me laugh and that’s what’s important. Now on to demystifying wines! Sixty years ago, there were few people in the United States who regularly drank wine with their meals. Conversely, in Italy and France wine was considered an uncomplicated, […]

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Marchesi di Barolo in Houston

| May 1, 2011
Marchesi di Barolo in Houston

I woke up one morning recently with a smile, thinking of my luncheon plans. One of Houston’s most successful wine wholesale/distribution personalities, Elizabeth Gallagher Heilman, had invited me to lunch at RDG in Houston, the successor restaurant to Robert Del Grande’s Café Annie — as an historical aside, I did the first serious wine list […]

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Michael David Winery and the Emergence of Lodi

| April 1, 2011
Michael David Winery and the Emergence of Lodi

Until recently, and even now, many enophiles think of Lodi, if at all, as the place where Sutter Home made its White Zinfandel and Robert Mondavi started its Woodbridge line, both of which were commercially successful, but neither causing much more than a yawn. The fact that Lodi is in the San Joaquin Valley also […]

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The Urban Legend of Sulfites

| March 1, 2011
The Urban Legend of Sulfites

DEBUNKING THE MYTH It is only occasionally that I see such a common sense article, which reflects almost exactly what I have said to many people in the past regarding sulfites in wine. The author of the following article, contributing columnist Richard Olsen-Harbich, has worked in the Long Island wine industry since 1981, and has […]

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