Ask a Sommelier: Storing wine

Q: I would like to build my small wine collection to cover a variety of situations and occasions. What types of wines are must-have basics of any collection? I am also thinking of purchasing modular racks to store my wine laying down, thus preventing the corks from drying out. Anything else that I need to keep in mind when it comes to proper wine storage? 

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Oven Roasted Tomato Sauce

Fall brings fresh garden tomatoes. If you’re lucky, it brings lots and lots. If you’re really lucky, you have the best Mom who shares her tomatoes! Because I hate the mess of removing tomato skins in boiling water, I decided to experiment with the much more passive roasted tomato sauce this year. It was the right decision.

Next recipe: sweet potato gnochhi to eat with your tomato sauce!

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