WINEormous at Melissa's

The Wonderful World of Melissa’s

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

Cara Cara oranges are also known as pink navels and are delightfully sweet. Blood oranges are the common orange in Sicily, much like navels and Valencias are here. We sampled four different members of the grapefruit family: Oro Blanco, Pummelo, cocktail grapefruit and Melo Gold, all sublimely sweet, and learned that skin color has nothing to do with sweetness.

WINEormous tasting

Santa Barbara Chardonnay

Sunday, December 7th, 2014 | Posted by Tom Plant

The Tommyknocker Jack Whacker Wheat Ale is brewed in Colorado, but doesn’t confuse it with anything from Golden.

WINEormous in Santa Ynez

Holiday Gifting? Wine of the Month Club

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014 | Posted by Tom Plant

I received a nice package last week from Wine of the Month Club. In a nice burgundy colored box was a bottle of Chardonnay and a bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon. Enclosed in the box was a catalog, and with the holidays here, I thought I’d pass along a few gift ideas from them. Of course […]

WINEormous in Solvang

Solvang – California’s Little Denmark

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014 | Posted by Tom Plant

Chef Seth starts with an eight-day brine, then rubs the brisket with Santa Maria rub and puts it in the fridge for a day before smoking it for two days on a mixture of mesquite and hickory. Words simply don’t do it justice.

WINEormous wine tasting

What’s A Beer Doing In There?

Friday, November 21st, 2014 | Posted by Tom Plant

This has just about everything I like in a sparkler, a soft, strawberry nose, beautiful pale salmon color, soft fizz. I really loved it. Carol called it a great holiday Brut. Jean loved the delicate bubbles and the color. Brian said it was “really jolly nice.”

WINEormous at Lutes Casino

Talking Dates, Peanuts and Tacos in Yuma

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014 | Posted by Tom Plant

Starting with the largest shrimp cocktail I had ever seen, served in a giant Margarita glass with multi-colored lights, we enjoyed tender steaks, tasty ribs and seafood.

Brewen's Holiday Lights

Temecula Holiday Lights

Sunday, November 9th, 2014 | Posted by Tom Plant

Enjoy hot cocoa or mulled cider (grown-ups can opt for mulled wine or “special” cocoa) while you take in the twinkling spectacle of Old Town Temecula and award-winning Inland Empire Homes.