In the News: Dine out with your own bottle

The News-Press: Many area restaurants have an unspoken acceptance of outside wine if conditions are right: if it's a special vintage or label, if patrons are polite about it, and if they are willing to pay a fee to drink their own bottle. That fee helps restaurants recoup lost revenue when diners don't buy drinks [...]

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In the News: Dinner for 32

Neapolitan: A heaping tablespoonful of passion and a whole lot of planning are the key ingredients for hosting a memorable dinner party. This Friday, not one, but 10 chef vintner dinners in private homes and exclusive venues will start the sixth annual Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest. What does it take to host an [...]

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In the News: Make Mine Wine

The News-Press: Cardiac care at the Golisano Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida will be the big focus for the Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest. Also, in Causes, meet child artist Jay Aponte, whose creation will be auctioned off Saturday. Click here to download pdf

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In the News: Good Times Great Wine

Grandeur: The Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest, which takes place with vintner dinners on Feb 21 and the Grand Tasting and Action on Feb 22, means the world to those it benefits, from the young patients at the Golisano Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida to the nurses who care for them. Click here to [...]

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In the News: Tasting Notes

Florida Weekly: The ceremonial groundbreaking took place last December and the new Golisano Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida is becoming a reality. Together the community has worked to raise $80 million in the last two years and we continue to work to raise the remaining $2 million needed to build the hospital. Click here to [...]

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In the News: Picture of Hope

The News-Press: Luz Aponte suspected something was wrong with her son on Christmas Day 2011. Seven-year-old Jay Aponte was unusually quiet on a day when he usually couldn't sit still. "He just wasn't the person I knew; the little boy running around, expecting presents for Christmas. Christmas Day was not a good day," the Naples [...]

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In the News: A festival for a hospital

The News-Press: Mirielys Rivera has been in and out of the Golisano Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida multiple times over the years, the sad result of a congenital heart defect. But when you ask the 18-year-old about her dislike of hospital stays, she smiles from her hospital bed and shakes her head no, the doctors [...]

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