Joe Hart – 37 Years On The Temecula Wine Landscape

Thursday, April 28th, 2011 | Posted by Tom Plant

A campaign Callaway launched ruffled some feathers, however: “White Wine Is All We Make”. Joe says the German winemaker Callaway had at the time was trained in whites, primarily Riesling and the reds he produced weren’t so good. The inside joke at the time was “white wine is all they know how to make.”


Prelude To Europa Village – Temecula Wine Country’s Newest Winery

Wednesday, April 20th, 2011 | Posted by Tom Plant

The emphasis here is on slowing the pace of life, winding back the clock to an earlier time. When you approach the tasting room, you get the feeling you could be in Europe. A bright red exterior with striped awnings and the words Rhône, Bordeaux, Bourgogne, Dijon, Marseilles and others beckon you to enter.

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Fallbrook Winery – Hitting Its Stride

Wednesday, April 13th, 2011 | Posted by Tom Plant

We adjourned to the deck under the shade of avocado trees and ate sandwiches and enjoyed more of Fallbrook Winery’s tasty offerings.


Another Day On Alabama’s Gulf Coast, Another Day In Paradise

Saturday, April 9th, 2011 | Posted by Tom Plant

In the fall of 2010 I joined a group of journalist from the International Food Wine & Travel Writers Association (IFWTWA) to see firsthand how Alabama’s Gulf Coast was doing following a massive oil spill earlier that year. We breathed a collective sigh of relief when we saw how white the beaches were and tasted […]


De Portola Trail’s Big Red Fest Serves Up Wine & More from the Best Temecula Wineries

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011 | Posted by Tom Plant

Best food of the day honors has to go to Gershon Bachus for bringing in Adrian from Sorrel who did a Chermoula roasted pork shank over almond cherry cous cous. It was also a treat to see Robert Renzoni singing Neil Young’s “Old Man” with Phil Goddard of Blue Sutra. Enjoy a few photographic memories.