Calli Johnson
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Velvet Underground

A bold, fruit-forward shiraz from Australia captures the attention of Bailey’s General Store’s wine steward.
Natural Wines Naples owner Peter Rizzo holding a glass of natural wine
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It’s Only Natural

To craft a top pick at Natural Wines Naples, a California producer combines reverence for the past with winemaking of the present.
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Finding Nebbiolo

To craft one of The Wine Merchant’s favorite bottles, an Italian winery delves deep into the intriguing character of Barbaresco’s grape.
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That’s Amarone

This Italian wine is defined by more than its terroir—a special drying technique creates a memorable, fruit-forward bottle.
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Willamette Valley’s New Darling

An ageworthy and expressive pinot noir from a youthful region takes the limelight.
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Modern Vintage

With its bright taste and silky texture, Vidal-Fleury Vacqueyras is a current favorite at Bonita Springs’ A Table Apart.
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Wine Watch: The All-American Nebbiolo

Barboursville Vineyards’ nebbiolo–a highlight of Ario’s all-American wine list–shows that Virginia may just be the next great wine state.
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Cabernet for Coyotes

At Fort Myers’ Blue Coyote supper club, a hearty cabernet from California’s lesser-known Burly Wine delights guests and pairs perfectly with the...
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A Passion for Pinot—and Each Other

Mad Violets Wine Co.—a favorite at Naples Wine Collection and its next-door restaurant The Cave—blends love with wine.
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Through the Grapevine

Naples' Three60 Market introduces a white wine from a family-owned Spanish vineyard experimenting with the little-known godello grape.
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A Tale Of Two Cabernets

At Captiva's Key Lime Bistro, you'll sip an Argentinian cabernet franc with a wild character that may make you forget all about...
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The Vines That Bind

At Sweet Melissa’s Cafe, on Sanibel Island, diners rave about a zesty Sonoma zinfandel made by a visionary, second-generation winemaker inspired by...
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Wine Watch: Syrah’s Siren Call

At Rosy Tomorrows Heritage Farm, Earth-friendly wines complement the farm-sourced menus. One standout is Cattleya Wines' syrah, made in Sonoma by a...