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.

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 at Estate d'Iacobelli

Estate d’Iacobelli – Fallbrook Via Michigan

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014 | Posted by Tom Plant

Sascha La Russo is the tasting room manager and a classically trained opera singer. You never know when she might break into song. Visitors can taste all six of Estate d’Iacobelli’s offerings for $10.

WINEormous with Domaine Porto Carras

Domaine Porto Carras – It’s All Greek To Me

Thursday, May 15th, 2014 | Posted by Tom Plant

What’s the first thing you think of when you hear Greek wine? Retsina? That’s what I would have thought until recently. On a sunny spring afternoon I joined my friend Patricia at Kafe Neo in Long Beach for lunch with Yliana Stengou, one of the owners of Domaine Porto Carras Winery. This was my first […]

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.