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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

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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 …

Tithe Wines Tithe Wines

Turning wine into water!
By Denman Moody
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Steve and Allison Triarsi Lewis are two well-known and well-respected Houstonians: she as an anchor and reporter at CBS News Houston, and he as a money manager for an …

Exceptional Adult Beverages Let’s start with Portugal Exceptional Adult Beverages Let’s start with Portugal

By Denman Moody
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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 …

Entertaining With Wine, Rule one: Keep it simple Entertaining With Wine, Rule one: Keep it simple

By Denman Moody
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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 …

Winning Wines for Fall Enjoyment 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 …

The Wines Of South Australia The Wines Of South Australia

By Denman Moody
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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 …

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

Demystifying Wine 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 …

Recently Tasted, Highly Recommended Wines Recently Tasted, Highly Recommended Wines

By Denman Moody
www.denmanswineblog.com
Although the subtitle has nothing to do with the article, I hope it brought a smile. Now on with the wonderful business of recommending good wines!
Sparkling:
Gloria Ferrer Brut Carneros non-vintage — Along with …