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Michael Mondavi Honored Michael Mondavi Honored

And Some Recent Winning Wine Recommendations
Michael Mondavi has been named “Person of the Year” by Wine Enthusiast magazine. After being winemaker and later president of the iconic Robert Mondavi Winery, he successfully took the winery …

Wines to Enjoy Now Wines to Enjoy Now

By Denman Moody author, The Advanced Oenophile
Reds and whites to please the palate, and restaurant recommendations
 
WHITE WINES
Cupcake Chardonnay Monterey County 2014 — Winemaker Jessica Tomei knocked it out of the park with this best buy. …

Duckhorn Wine Estate – the Best of the Best Duckhorn Wine Estate – the Best of the Best

Young Winemakers Producing Some Of The Best Wines On The Planet
In 1976, Margaret and Dan Duckhorn, along with a number of investors, started Duckhorn Winery, with the first production in 1978 being 800 cases of …

Ready to Expand Your Wine Vocabulary? Ready to Expand Your Wine Vocabulary?

Our Expert’s Glossary Will Aid Your Tasting Experience
It may be well to remember the old saying, “Buy on bread, sell on cheese.” With a fairly neutral food, such as bread or a plain cracker, you …

Sparkling, White and Red Wine Winners Sparkling, White and Red Wine Winners

Memorable meals in every choice
ROSE SPARKLING WINE:
Casal Garcia Medium Dry Rosé Sparkling Wine Espumante de Vinho Verde Portugal non-vintage — Sprightly, pretty strawberry flavors with just the right touch of natural, residual sugar for sipping …

Great Wines, Good Restaurants and a Book Signing Great Wines, Good Restaurants and a Book Signing

A Top Recommendation From Argentina
TOP RECOMMENDATION
My top recommendation for this month has to be Luca Malbec from Uco Valley, Argentina. Every vintage since 2005 has been outstanding, and the 2012, recently tasted, is no exception. …

Great Values Great Values

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

Wines from Around the World Wines from Around the World

From New Zealand, Europe and the United States

Winning Wines Winning Wines

Vintages to pair with everything from burgers to salad

Wine: Superb New Releases Wine: Superb New Releases

Vintages to pair with everything from burgers to salad

Wines for Every Occasion 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 …

Winners for Dinner 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 …

”Wine and Spirits” Top 10 and More Winners ”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 …

Great Values at All Prices 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 …

Dr. Madaiah Revana and His Wines 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 …