Entries by Annette Tomei

Port Season: When the Weather Turns Crisp, Turn to Porto

The Wine of the Week: Sandeman Founder’s Reserve by Annette Tomei NV, Sandeman Porto Founder’s Reserve, Oporto, Portugal 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 […]

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

In celebration of soup season Around the time when the air loses its intensity of summer heat and you begin to smell that crisp note of autumn in the air, soup season begins. There is, of course, no “official” start to soup season. Its really whenever you’re ready to dust off the stock pot and […]

What is Scheurebe?

The Wine of the Week: Geil Scheurebe Kabinett by Annette Tomei 2016 Geil, Bechtheimer Scheurebe Kabinett, Rheinhessen, Germany So, what is Scheurebe? The first time I heard of the grape Scheurebe, I was in a class led by a passionate wine importer Terry Theise. He declared it a personal favorite. After that tasting, it also became […]