Lake and Sumter Style Magazine
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15 June 2019

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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.
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…
Near & Far: Presidential journeys

Near & Far: Presidential journeys

As Presidents Day approaches, it’s a good time to explore the homes, museums, and libraries that honor our nation’s leaders.…
Dreamy hotels

Dreamy hotels

At grand and luxurious hotels, rates are pricey and bookings can be difficult, but it’s still fun to dream of…
Warm up with Rhône Valley wines

Warm up with Rhône Valley wines

Soups and stews are on more menus as temperatures drop, so pair those comfort foods with a ‘winter warmer’: Rhône-style…
Gifts for wine lovers

Gifts for wine lovers

Accessories can make this a vintage year.   The perfect gift for a wine lover doesn’t have to be a…
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