Wine of the Week: 2019 Raft Wines Counoise, Central Coast, CA A community of ducks is called a raft. A raft is also a pleasant place to float away your cares on a warm summer day. But for now, we’ll focus on a different raft… this one is a small winery in California that you […]
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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!
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Wine of the Week: 2019 Raft Wines Jonquille, Viognier, Central Coast, CA A community of ducks is called a raft. A raft is also a pleasant place to float away your cares on a warm summer day. But for now, we’ll focus on a different raft… this one is a small winery in California that […]
2016 Korbel Brut California Champagne, California, USA Wine of the Week with Annette Tomei Korbel Brut offers what very few wines at its level of production and price point can – it’s 100% certified organic. For a winery deeply rooted in Sonoma County history for over 135 years, Korbel is also a leader for the […]
NV, Sandeman Porto Founder’s Reserve, Oporto, Portugal Wine of the Week with Annette Tomei No need to wait until autumn to enjoy a glass of Port. But when the weather turns crisp, it certainly feels like Port season. There’s something about the richness and warmth of this most beloved fortified wine that pairs luxuriously with […]
Think rice is boring? Not this recipe. Chef Annette Tomei hates boring food so she adds butter toasted almonds and fresh pomegranate to her wild rice pilaf recipe.
A stuffed turkey breast recipe for a weeknight, date night or dinner party If you want one recipe you can pull out of your back pocket to suit any occasion, look no further. This simple but elegant stuffed turkey breast recipe is one I use for everything from a family meal to date night. Now, […]
2018 Amalaya Blanco, Calchaquí Valley, Salta, Argentina Wine of theWeek with Annette Tomei Wine grapes thrive in the high-altitude vineyards of the Calchaquí Valley in Argentina. But few had hope of finding sufficient water for vineyards in the Cafayate Desert of Salta, Argentina. This super dry climate boasts a max of 150 mm annual rainfall […]
2017 Mas Champart Blanc, Saint-Chinian AOC, France Wine of the Week with Annette Tomei Mas Champart Saint-Chinian Blanc is from the largest wine region in France that may be least known to most of us. The Languedoc-Roussillon region is in southern France and is most known for inexpensive, hearty red wines. The Saint-Chinian AOC was […]
2018 Smoking Loon Steelbird Rosé, California, USA Wine of the Week with Annette Tomei As young wine lovers develop into a serious market, the wine industry is discovering that it’s a good thing to have a sense of humor. They are also, however, learning that levity does not give license to relax standards in practices […]