DeSantis-SALUTE Living in Italy in 1980 was the catalyst for Mary Ann DeSantis to learn more about wine. Since 2011, she has written the monthly column, Salutè, for Lake & Sumter Style magazine in Central Florida. In  2016, Mary Ann won a fellowship to the Symposium for Professional Wine Writers, Napa Valley, and she recently received certification from the Wine & Spirits Educational Trust (WSET). An award-winning journalist, she has written for Lake & Sumter Style since 2006.  Salutè, which has covers topics for oenophiles of all levels — from novice wine drinkers to experienced connoisseurs, has received numerous awards, including a Florida Press Club Excellence in Journalism Award for Commentary and a Florida Magazine Association Bronze Award for Best Department (all consumer magazines).