Diane Carpenter of Ross Knoll Vineyard
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A Local’s Journey From Empty Nester to Wine-Preneur

A fateful pour in Naples set Diane Carpenter on a new path, leading up to 2017, when she planted the Ross Knoll...
Sea Salt wine cellar
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Are These the Most Expensive Bottles of Wine in Naples?

Holiday indulgences take full form with two five-figure masterpieces of Ornellaia in Sea Salt’s wine trove.
Jordan’s Wine Bar & Cellar
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Gloria Jordan Cabral’s Cool New Fort Myers Wine Bar

Find meticulous thought behind every under-the-radar bottle the beloved chef and wine lover unearths at her new namesake wine bar.
Loire Valley White Wine at The Continental
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The Continental’s Sommelier Shares Why White Wines Reign Supreme

Michael Baker sees the Loire Valley's white wines as France's—and the wine world's—shining stars.
Gina Lyons of A Vine Affair
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Gina Lyons is the Go-To Source for all Your Champagne Needs in Southwest Florida

The founder of a Vine Affair has turned her bubbly know-how into a sparkling career, with Champagne and caviar tasting events, cellar...
Merry Edwards Winery
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Naples’ Sukie’s Wine Shop shares a stellar sauvignon blanc

When looking for a unique sauvignon blanc, Sukie Honeycutt of Sukie’s Wine Shop in Naples suggests this creamy, fruity Merry Edwards Winery’s...
Flock Wine Bistro
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Flock Wine Bistro in Fort Myers reimagines the Italian aperitivo

At their new wine bar, husband-wife team Matteo Affatati and Alyson Casey showcase unexpected pours, like Bernard Magrez's Moroccan Domaine Excelcio.
Sommelier Jessica Sabau
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Southwest Florida’s Next-Gen Sommeliers

Young sommeliers shake up the local wine scene, with their penchant for under-the-radar bottles from up-and-coming regions and winemakers.
Black and white photo of Peter Rizzo and wine glass
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Move over cabernet sauvignon—light wines rise as the go-to year-round sippers

Sommeliers note a shift from heavier wines, like Cabernet Sauvignon and Barolo, toward lighter reds—particularly Italian bottles—that are food-friendly and great year...
Naples wine collector David Jone's 1969 Vintage Wine
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One of Naples’ Most Impressive French Wine Collections

Naples wine collector David Jones builds a stunning cellar around grand vintages of Burgundy and Bordeaux.
Basque Bubbles Txomin Etxaniz
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Basque Bubbles

Mostly a secret beyond Spain, Txakolina is catching the attention of sommeliers at spots like Naples’ USS Nemo, where the team is...
Champagne Hervieux-Dumez Chardonnay Premier Cru and Charcuterie Board display
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Wine Watch: A Champagne to Love

One bottle of bubbles from a grower-producer committed to a holistic approach piques the palate of a wine educator at The Wine...
Natural wine selection at Palace Pub Wine
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Natural (Wine) Selection

Cape Coral’s Palace Pub & Wine Bar attracts adventurous imbibers, with its organic, sustainable pours.
Mendoza vineyard creates private-label wines
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Message in a Bottle

Local restaurateurs create private labels to deliver a bespoke drinking experience.
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.