WINEormous Visits Catalonia

Everyday Luxury – The 50 Great Cavas Tour

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014 | Posted by Tom Plant

We took a tour of the estate and walked through the caves, stacked floor to ceiling with bottles of cava. At one point I said to her that there must be several hundred thousand bottles. She turned to me and said ‘No. Three and a half million.’

WINEormous at Family Winemakers of California

Family Winemakers of California Hits Pasadena

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

I looked forward to trying the new 2012 Pinot from Frost Watch in Sonoma County, after being blown away two years ago with a barrel sample of the 2010 vintage. The 2012 was also extremely impressive. It was also a treat to meet and visit with Monty Paulsen, son of the late Pat Paulsen, who is carrying on his dad’s legacy as winemaker and promoter for Pat Paulsen Vineyards.

WINEormous at Dry Creek Vineyards

Wine With Friends

Monday, March 17th, 2014 | Posted by Tom Plant

Brian always throws a curve. ‘Soapy stuff. Slightly cloying. Tastes of balsa wood. Interesting. Quite drinkable. Would buy.’

WINEormous in Solvang

The Land of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir

Saturday, March 15th, 2014 | Posted by Tom Plant

I remember co-owner Gray Hartley telling me years ago that a guy came in, ordered a glass of wine and then a bottle and his world turned upside-down. The man was Rex Picket, author of the book Sideways. I sat with Frank Ostini, Gray’s partner, who told me he knew something was up when director Alexander Payne walked in.

WINEormous with 50 Great Cavas

Adios to the 50 Great Cavas

Thursday, February 20th, 2014 | Posted by Tom Plant

With the help of Wine Pleasures, not only did we taste exceptional Cavas, visit remarkable places, meet unforgettable people and taste divine food, we came home with memories that will last a lifetime.

WINEormous at Temecula Valley Cheese Company

Provenance Wines at Temecula Valley Cheese Shop

Saturday, February 15th, 2014 | Posted by Tom Plant

The fruit simply exploded from the glass. I thought this was an exceptional wine. Ken called it “luscious all the way through.” Sue called it the perfect Merlot.

WINEormous with Paul Kalemkiarian

The Original Wine of the Month Club – Still Going Strong

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014 | Posted by Tom Plant

Al gave it a perfect five-star rating for both taste and value. Ken called it “big, hey there, slap you in the face.” Chris liked the earthy nose with big dark berry fruit and long, creamy, lingering finish.