The Jamaican Rum Hot Toddy This hot cocktail is my new, Caribbean drink for cold winter nights. I like the idea of drinking something tropical in winter but since this is a hot sorrel drink recipe, it’s also a great antidote for the cold. RELATED: A Hot Apple Cider Cocktail with New England Flavor What […]
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About Annette Tomei
Annette Tomei is a food and beverage educator, writer, and cultural tourism consultant. She has a Master’s of Arts in Gastronomy and extensive education in wine and spirits. If that doesn't impress you, we think her recommendations in her Wine of the Week column will!
A tequila hot toddy? Why not? Most hot drinks fall into the category of Hot Toddies. The history of these beloved cocktails, unsurprisingly, is full of lore. Barroom histories say as much about the teller of the tales as the drinks themselves. And the Hot Toddy is no exception. TO TRY: Love hot cocktails? Don’t […]
Hot cocktails are my go-to for winter. And this hot apple cider cocktail is one of my favorites for heating up a cold night.Drinks with both balanced flavors and a bit of warmth are as good as the best comfort food for bringing back your glow even in the depths of the darkest months.
This hearty, roasted winter squash dish is a great vegetarian entrée or can be served as a side dish for carnivores. (I recommend pairing it with roasted pork shoulder or pork tenderloin…And perhaps a Pinot Noir!) What’s best about this recipe is that it pairs roasted butternut squash–or whatever squash you’re using–with a creamy, comforting […]
NV Sandeman White Port, Oporto, Portugal Founded in 1790, the Sandeman story is a long and fascinating one. It may be the most recognized Porto in the world. The caped silhouette of “The Don” is an iconic image in fortified wines. And while you can learn about that from their website, what I’m happy to […]
The romance and wonder of Italy feel far away right now. Earlier this summer I wrote a series here in Wine of the Week of three other wines from my last visit. This Cecilia Beretta Prosecco Superiore takes me back to a week in the Veneto before the world changed.
2019 Celler 9+ Mèdol Selleció, Cartoixà Vermell, Tarragona, Catalonia, Spain Wine of the Week with Annette Tomei Curiosity and the desire for adventure add excitement and spice to life. People who embrace these traits often seem so much more… sexy! Even in this reserved time at home in a more insular world, we can find plenty […]
2017 Rutherford Lane Cabernet Sauvignon, Rutherford, Napa Valley, California Wine of the Week with Annette Tomei I did a little wine shelf wandering. My theory is, if you’re armed with a bit of knowledge and an adventurous spirit, you’ll be rewarded. Rutherford Lane Cabernet Sauvignon is a great example of my theory. It’s also a […]
2019 McBride Sisters Collection Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand Wine of the Week with Annette Tomei McBride Sisters Collection has a great story. Two real sisters, Andréa and Robin. Two different mothers, same father. Raised on different continents, both in prominent wine regions. They didn’t even know about each other until they were 16 and 25 […]