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 Pere Llopart Vilarós

50 Great Cavas – Let The Tour Begin!

Thursday, November 21st, 2013 | Posted by Tom Plant

We began the next morning with a visit to Mas Tinell. Mas Tinell’s new home also features an ultra-modern 11 room hotel with windows designed to resemble cava bubbles


Wilson Creek Winery – Coming Full Circle

Tuesday, October 1st, 2013 | Posted by Tom Plant

Cowper came by winemaking in a most unusual manner. After earning his Bachelor’s Degree in Anthropology, he moved to Albuquerque and got his broker’s license as a REALTOR. He met his wife who was a graduate student in linguistics at UNM. They wound up taking a wine appreciation class together which ignited his technical interest in wine.

WINEormous at Woodworth Vineyards

Superior Pinot Noir From Temecula Valley

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013 | Posted by Tom Plant

When I heard about a quality Pinot Noir coming out of the Temecula Valley, I was extremely skeptical. I have tasted two Pinot Noirs from the area and they don’t have any of the glorious characteristics of quality Pinots. Woodworth Vineyards, I was told, was not only producing Pinot Noir, but it was good. It […]

WINEormous at Messina Hof

Wine In Texas? You’d Best Believe It!

Thursday, August 8th, 2013 | Posted by Tom Plant

When I bring up the topic of wines from Texas, I invariably get a guffaw, a “they make wine in Texas?” or something along the lines of “it can’t be any good.” Pardon me, but I beg to differ. I spent my second harvest weekend at Messina Hof Winery in Bryan, Texas, and not only […]

WINEormous at Lorimar Winery

Lorimar Winery Vision Becomes Reality

Sunday, July 21st, 2013 | Posted by Tom Plant

In May 2012, a dream that Mark Manfield and Lawrie Lipton shared became a reality. They opened the doors to the newest tasting room in Temecula wine country, Lorimar Winery. On the site of Jim Boner’s former Providence Winery, this stunning winery is a sight to behold. Lorimar Winery isn’t new. In 2010 they opened […]

WINEormous with James Rutherford

Meet James Rutherford – The New Face of Winemaking at Mt. Palomar

Monday, July 15th, 2013 | Posted by Tom Plant

His wines will be made for the market, but at the same time to his palate. He believes there’s a place for sweet wines and rosés, as long as they’re done right. He wants his wines to be food friendly, easy to drink and not out of reach on the budget.