2018 Domaine du Salvard Cheverny Blanc, Cheverny AOC, Loire Valley, France Wine of the Week with Annette Tomei For five generations – since 1898 – the Delaille family has made the wines of Domaine du Salvard. The domaine is located in the Touraine region of the Central Loire Valley, in the relatively new Cheverny AOC […]
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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!
2017 Château de Trinquevedel Traditional Reserve Rosé, Tavel AOC, France Wine of the Week with Annette Tomei I read recently about the importance of the color of a rosé to its shelf appeal in the American market. It seems that Americans now prefer a much paler, almost salmony pink hue to the deeper shades of […]
2017 Domaine Dupeuble, Beaujolais AC, Burgundy, France Wine of the Week with Annette Tomei Beaujolais may be most widely known for its Nouveau. Those juicy fruity young wines appear each November to be enjoyed for a brief, fun time, and then disappear as quickly as they arrived. However, Beaujolais also has a more serious side […]
2017 Sauvignon Republic, Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand Wine of the Week with Annette Tomei I lived in the Napa Valley in the early 2000s. For me, it was a magical time to meet fascinating people, learn tons, and watch some great storylines develop. And one of those great stories developed into this week’s wine. […]
2008 Gravner Ribolla, Venezia Giulia IGT, Friuli, Italy Wine of the Week with Annette Tomei We wine lovers must occasionally step out of our comfort zones. As I started writing this, I realized I was likely out of my league. The natural wine movement has built up a cult-like following. There are many highly respected […]
2017 Susana Balbo, Crios Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina Wine of the Week with Annette Tomei At this point, most of us are familiar with Argentine Malbec. For many, it has become the generic red wine order and the benchmark for personal flavor preferences. We find something we like and stick with it. Sometimes, in that process […]
2017 Chateau Miraval Rosé, Côtes de Provence AOC, France Wine of the Week with Annette Tomei I was unaware of this wine’s pedigree when I chose it. In the mood for a mid-winter rosé to lift my spirits, I splurged on what I expected to be a good wine from one of my favorite regions. […]
2017 Frescobaldi, Pian di Rèmole Bianco, Toscana IGT, Italy Wine of the Week with Annette Tomei Gone are the days when Tuscan wine on a budget meant Chianti in a raffia-wrapped jug. The wine cost about the same as the candle that would eventually drip down its neck! Since then, Tuscan wines have developed an opulent […]
In celebration of America’s National Pancake Month, we wanted to share Chef Annette Tomei’s great pancake recipe ideas turning an average plate of pancakes into an aphrodisiac feast.