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Separating the Best Values 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 …

Celebrate the 10th Anniversary Wine & Food Week Celebrate the 10th Anniversary Wine & Food Week

For 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.

Premiere Napa Valley 2014 Premiere Napa Valley 2014

For 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.

Want to Learn More About Wine? 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 …

Jordan Winery: World Class 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 …

A Fascinating Life of Wine A Fascinating Life of Wine

A Q&A with the author of The Advanced Oenophile

Start the New Year With Great Vino 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 …

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

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

Jordan Winery: World Class 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 …

Verite Winery Verite Winery

A must-visit for any Oenophiles who find themselves in Sonoma County
By Denman Moody
Author, The Advanced Oenophile
For many generations, it was thought that the first estates of Bordeaux — Lafite, Latour, Margaux, Haut-Brion, Mouton, Ausone, Cheval …

Lovely Reds at $40-plus 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 …

A Civilized Pastime 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 …

Moet & Chandon Moet & Chandon

A tasteful visit with a sixth-generation winemaker
By Denman Moody
TheAdvancedOenophile.com
It was my pleasure to meet and sip some bubbly with Elise Losfelt, one of the winemakers from Moet & Chandon. She is also spokesperson for the …

Red Wines, and a Wine and Food Extravaganza 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 …

More Wine, Better Wine 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 …

Winning Wines 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 …