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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 …

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

Wine – Favorite Current Releases Wine – Favorite Current Releases

By Denman Moody
Sparkling Wine:
Handley Brut Rosé Anderson Valley 2006—One of the unsung heroes of the sparkling wines of California. Made in the same area as Roederer Estate, this is a perennial winner. Grapes for this …

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

Denman Moody
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. Moody …

Kunde Estate Winery Wonderful wines and fabulous views 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 …

Winning Wineries 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. There are even fewer wineries …

Winning Wines Winning 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 …