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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.
Gutswein of Germany

Gutswein of Germany

Beer steins will sway during Oktoberfest, but some people will take a lighter approach and celebrate with German wines.  There…
Back to the basics

Back to the basics

If you want to learn about wine, a good place to start is with the six basic grape varieties that…
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…
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