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Mary Ann DeSantis

Mary Ann DeSantis is a fellow of the Symposium for Professional Wine Writers, Napa Valley, and recently received certification from the Wine & Spirits Educational Trust (WSET). An award-winning journalist, she has written for Lake & Sumter Style since 2006.
The business of wine tourism

The business of wine tourism

California is not the only place where wine tourism has skyrocketed. Wineries around the country have built picturesque venues that…
Point blanc

Point blanc

It’s the season for picnicking, scalloping, and eating lighter meals, but with so many blanc choices, how do you pick…
A toast to French history

A toast to French history

The legends surrounding Châteauneuf-du-Pape—the village and the wine—make this popular French blend a real conversation starter.  June marks the 75th…
Near & Far: Women of vision

Near & Far: Women of vision

The phrase ‘ordinary women doing extraordinary things’ is repeated at each of the historical sites where two women who changed…
Drinking the blues

Drinking the blues

If you haven’t tasted blueberry wines from Florida’s Whispering Oaks Winery, you’re in for a pleasant surprise.  Don’t let anyone…
A sweet combination

A sweet combination

Wine and chocolate can be a match made in heaven when they are right for each other. When dark chocolate…
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