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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.
Blazing the  Bourbon Trail

Blazing the Bourbon Trail

Story: Mary Ann DeSantis As the cocktail culture explodes once again, bourbon is making a comeback. Some fans say it…
Black Grapes, Dark Wines

Black Grapes, Dark Wines

Malbec, often called ‘the black wine,’ is produced mostly in Argentina, but the varietal has its roots in Cahors, France,…
Six Degrees of Connection

Six Degrees of Connection

A dear friend told me years ago that I embodied the “six degrees of separation” theory more than anyone else…
A Rum Primer

A Rum Primer

If you think rum is only for mixing with Coca-Cola or for making sweet boat drinks, you may be surprised…
OUT+ABOUT: ‘Conched’ Out

OUT+ABOUT: ‘Conched’ Out

The picture-perfect Turks and Caicos Islands in the British West Indies offer not only the world’s best beaches but also…
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