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“Wine is one of the most civilized things in the world and one of the most natural things of the world that has been brought to the greatest perfection, and it offers a greater range for enjoyment and appreciation than, possibly, any other purely sensory thing.”
― Ernest Hemingway

Napa Valley – Top 10 Winery Experiences Part 1

Napa Valley Tom Holmberg

I love cooking and eating food, so I tend to prefer wines that pair well with the food. My favorite Napa Valley wineries produce wine with balanced flavors that pair well with rich food. Below are my winery recommendations from my most recent trip. This is my Top 10 Napa Valley wineries, organized by the categories  “Rock Star Wineries”, “Great for Picnics.” ... Read More »

Napa Valley Gastronomic Tour – Understanding Napa Valley Regions

Napa Valley Vines

You have to  visit Napa Valley at least once before you die to enjoy the beautiful scenery, word-class wine and delicious food. In order to truly enjoy  your experience in Napa Valley, a little planning is helpful to maximize your experience. This post will provide you some guidance on selecting wineries to fit your schedule and your tastes. Lets face it, you ... Read More »

BevMo Five Cent Wine Sale – Top Picks from Tom’s Foodie Blog

BevMo 5 cent

Several times a year BevMo will launch the 5 Cent Wine Sale, although picking from a store full of unknown wines is daunting. Trust me, do not go looking for your favorite grocery store wines, let go of your wine inhibitions and try something new.  The 5 cent wine sale is a great time to try and stock up on some amazing wines ... Read More »

Strong Tannins of Change: Update on Orange Coast Winery in Newport Beach:

Orange Coast Winery Normal Tasting and Half Tasting

Update on Orange Coast Winery in Newport Beach: Strong Tannins of Change Last year Tom’s Foodie Blog reported on the opening of Orange Coast Winery with much fanfare, as a result of their awesome wines and even better customer centric attitude. Please read the orginal blog post for Orange Coast Winery.   Late last year, the founder Orange Coast Winery, Gus DeFalco, sold the ... Read More »

2012 California Wine Festival – Dana Point (Video Blog)

California Wine Festival

2012 California Wine Festival - Dana Point pictures and video blog Read More »