Tasting In Style On Brewen’s Empire Trolley

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 | Posted by Tom Plant

As luck would have it, Robert was there and he stopped by to say hello and visit with us while taking a break from the demands of harvest. Server Andrew took great care of our group and concluded our tour with a visit to the member’s lounge.

WINEormous with Messina Hof

Messina Hof – Texas Hospitality And Then Some

Friday, September 19th, 2014 | Posted by Tom Plant

After their humble beginnings with one acre in Bryan that grew to thirty, they own 150 acres in West Texas and altogether there are more than 900 acres that are part of Messina Hof. In the late 80s and early 90s they started winning some major awards.

Empire Trolley at Stone 18

Empire Trolley Delivers Taste Bud Overload

Monday, September 15th, 2014 | Posted by Tom Plant

This was the day I saw for the first time the pretzel necklace. What a brilliant idea, and from what I’ve been told, something that’s been in existence for quite some time. It’s so simple to execute. Grab some pretzels, loop them onto a string or ribbon, tie them around your neck and you’re good to go! Take a sip of beer, grab a pretzel. Sheer genius.

WINEormous with Babcock Wines

The Night of Pinot Noir

Monday, August 18th, 2014 | Posted by Tom Plant

Robb called it “elegant.” Brian said, “This one has it. Whatever it is… This is a wine to live for… and to buy.”

WINEormous tasting

Wine Tasting Amongst The Vineyards

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014 | Posted by Tom Plant

Another dark red wine, this one also needs time in the glass to open up and show its pretty nose. There are soft flavors of cherry and the tannins are well integrated.

WINEormous at Jacksonville Farmers Market

The Jacksonville Adventure Continues

Friday, August 8th, 2014 | Posted by Tom Plant

Four of us joined him aboard his airboat and set off for about a 45 minute ride through the Intercoastal. It’s clear Drew knows these waterways intimately.

WINEormous Tasting

Tasting Time Again

Monday, August 4th, 2014 | Posted by Tom Plant

J Vineyards 2013 Vin Gris was next up and it garnered mixed reactions. Brian said “I like this. Astringent and bracing, like the beach in the morning when the waves come in.”