Mar. 232020

How Wine Auctions Began


Wander around on foot within the walled city of Beaune in Burgundy, France, and you will notice a steep roof with multicolored tiles on an elegant, obviously ancient structure. This Hospices de Beaune building is…

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Mar. 232020

Naples Children & Education Foundation awards more than $20M to improve lives of at-risk children

Naples Daily News

The Naples Children & Education Foundation has awarded more than $20 million in grants to 43 local nonprofit agencies that help improve the lives of at-risk children in Collier County. The funds are raised from…

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Mar. 062020

Matteo Lunelli of Ferrari Trento Talks Sparkling, Tradition, and Taste at the Naples Winter Wine Festival

Grape Minds

There are few names that can turn heads like Ferrari- but don’t let the car distract from the incredible wine of the same name! Gina and Julie had the opportunity to talk with Matteo Lunelli…

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Feb. 272020

Naples Winter Wine Festival: A Weekend for the Oenophile’s Bucket List

Travel Sqaure

I was surprised when I learned that Naples, Florida was home to a prestigious international wine festival. Traditional grape varietals, such as Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon, don’t grow well in the warm, humid climate, so…

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Feb. 202020


Grape Nation

I was recently in Florida at the Naples Winter Wine Festival benefitting the Naples Children and Education Foundation. I had the opportunity to sit with the best wine people from around the world. This episode…

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Feb. 182020

Laura Catena Works On Two Continents – As Physician And Winemaker


Laura Catena is an energized, intelligent, modern-day polymath: a fourth-generation winemaker at the renowned Bodega Catena Zapata winery in Mendoza, Argentina, as well as a physician in San Francisco; she is a graduate of Harvard…

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Feb. 142020

Naples Winter Wine Festival online auction tops $500,000

Florida Weekly

In addition to raising more than $20 million during its live auction, the Naples Winter Wine Festival has broken another record as its sixth annual online auction came to a close last week, bringing in…

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Feb. 112020

Naples Winter Wine Festival Raises Over $20 Million Overnight

Haute Living

The Naples Winter Wine Festival celebrated its 20th anniversary by raising a little over $20 million, the highest amount ever raised at a charity wine auction, for underprivileged children living in Collier County.

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