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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

All varieties and a great range of prices
SPARKLING:
Bisol “Crede” Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore Spumante Brut — Made from Pinot Bianco and two relatively unknown grapes, Glera and Verdiso, this is one of my favorite Proseccos. Brilliant …

Wine: Superb New Releases Wine: Superb New Releases

ROSE WINES:
Charles & Charles Rosé Columbia Valley 2014 — This is the result of Charles Beiler’s experience in making rosé in Provence, and Charles Smith’s vast knowledge of winemaking in Washington State. The 2014 is …

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 …

”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 …

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 …

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 …

Excellent Wines and Houston’s Only Certified Master Chef Excellent Wines and Houston’s Only Certified Master Chef

Houston’s Only Certified Master Chef Fritz Gitschner
Fritz Gitschner, former Executive Chef at the Houston Country Club, has created something very special at 60 Degrees Mastercrafted, located at 2300 Westheimer. There are many Master Chefs, but …

“They Always Buy the Ten-Cent Wine” “They Always Buy the Ten-Cent Wine”

The Relationship Between The Price Of A Wine And Our Opinion Of It
This article is republished from Robert G. Albertson’s blog, The Wine Economist, by permission of the author.
Ernest and Julio Gallo built their business …

More Winners for Dinner More Winners for Dinner

THREE ITALIAN SPARKLERS
Ferrari Perle Brut Sparkling White Wine 2007 – Your guests will think you just served them the best Prosecco ever. What they won’t know unless you tell them is that this Italian luxury …

Fabulous Finds Fabulous Finds

Whites, reds, and two restaurant recommendations

Dinner of the Decade Dinner of the Decade

FABULOUS DISHES, PERFECT WINE PAIRINGS
This $5,000 per couple dinner benefiting the Sheriff’s Foundation, held on Sept. 29, 2012 at the amazing home of Deana and Larry Blackburn — 153 guests seated downstairs — was such …

Have a Winner for Dinner Have a Winner for Dinner

GREAT VALUES IN VARIOUS PRICE RANGES
Out of the plethora of wines I taste each month, I ignore the bad ones and the marginal ones, and just write about those which I believe to be great …

Texas Wines Making a Statement Texas Wines Making a Statement

The best recommendations from recent tastings
F all Creek and Llano Estacado are the successful pioneering Texas wineries. Fall Creek was not only one of the first to experiment with the great varietals such as Sauvignon …