Entries by Annette Tomei


A Silky Rosé from Provence–slip into something delicious

The Wine of the Week: Domaine Camaïssette Rosé by Annette Tomei 2016 Domaine Camaïssette “L’Aurélienne” Rosé, Coteaux d’Aix-en-Provence DOP, France The southeastern reaches of France are almost synonymous with rosé. The Coteaux d’Aix-en-Provence appellation may include reds and whites, but it is best known for eclectic blended rosés. The grapes of the nearby Rhone region are […]


Lovers of Gewurztraminer Will Adore This Trip To Alsace in a Glass

The Wine of the Week: Willm Gewurztraminer by Annette Tomei 2012 Willm “Clos Gaensbrœnnel” Gewurztraminer, Grand Cru Kirchberg de Barr, Alsace, France A “clos” in Alsace is a walled vineyard – I imagine them as secret gardens of happy vines. Clos Gaensbrœnnel – the name means Goose Fountain – is named for the fountain at the entrance, and […]


Super Affordable Super Tuscan

The Wine of the Week: Tolaini Valdisanti Toscana Rosso by Annette Tomei 2010 Tolaini “Valdisanti” Tenuta S. Giovanni, Toscana IGT, Tuscany, Italy The term super-Tuscan may be more than a little past its prime, but the blending of Sangiovese, the life blood of Chianti, with the traditional grapes of France is anything but. Ever since the […]