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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 …

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

International “Rodeo Uncorked!” Competition Names Champion Wines International “Rodeo Uncorked!” Competition Names Champion Wines

 
Two Texas wineries claim bragging rights in top categories
Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™ officials announced the champion wines from the 2013 Rodeo Uncorked! International Wine Competition, held Nov. 10–11, 2012, at Reliant Center.
The 10th annual …

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

Some Golden Oldies and a Few Surprises Some Golden Oldies and a Few Surprises

And a nod to Landry’s and 1252 Tapas Bar
By Denman Moody
Author, The Advanced Oenophile
 
WHITE:
LANGETWINS Chardonnay Clarksburg 2010 — For three decades, the Lange family has practiced sustainable farming. The current family (all nine of them) …

Texas Winery Celebrates 30th Anniversary Texas Winery Celebrates 30th Anniversary

By Denman Moody
Author, The Advanced Oenophile
Fall Creek Vineyards expands on a Texas wine tradition
October 1-31 is Texas Wine Month. To find out all about it, visit the website texaswinetrail.com and click on “buy tickets.” I …