The Wine of the Week: Olivier Leflaive Aligoté by Annette Tomei 2015 Olivier Leflaive, Aligoté, Bourgogne, France Think Chardonnay is the only white wine game in town in Burgundy? Think again. To overlook Aligoté as merely “the other white grape” is to miss out on a refreshing vivacious delight. So what is Aligoté? Well, for starters, […]
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The Wine of the Week: Château Teulon Roussanne by Annette Tomei 2016 Château Teulon Roussanne, Costières de Nimes ADP, Saint Gilles, France This delicate and slightly exotic vin blanc is the first of three wines in a flight titled French Kiss. I love tasting wines in flights, especially when the sommelier has put some effort (and […]
The Wine of the Week: Lapostolle Cabernet Sauvignon by Annette Tomei 2015 Lapostolle, Grand Selection Cabernet Sauvignon, Rapel Valley, Chile Young wine lovers are celebrating youth. Not just their own, but that of the wines they enjoy as well. Yes, there is still a sincere appreciation for a time-honored tradition of cellaring special wines, particularly Cabernet […]
The Wine of the Week: Pomelo Sauvignon Blanc by Annette Tomei 2016 Pomelo, Sauvignon Blanc, California The average consumer purchases wine based on a few basic factors – price, familiarity, and appearance. What’s in a label? Should it be classic, traditional in style? Or, maybe bright and shiny, have fuzzy critters, or purple velvet? Personally, I […]
A bourbon cocktail and dessert in one Annette Tomei created this drink and dessert in one just for us. This bourbon cocktail is a four-way cultural mix: from the US, northern strawberries and southern spirit; from Italy, northern Balsamic vinegar and southern-style lemon granita… And they all come together in delicious harmony. But is it an […]