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January 27, 2020 / Media / Acclaim Brent Batten: Speaking the Language of the Naples Winter Wine Festival

Naples Winter Wine Festival

They fluently discussed the differences between a Veuve Clicquot and a Verite La Joie.

But those of us who don't know sauvignon from sausage, who think that a cabernet is where Liza Minnelli sang and who believe Merlot was King Arthur's sorcerer could use a little help.

With all the attention focused on the wine festival and the millions it raises for children's charities in Collier County, it would be nice to be able to follow along.

Here again is a primer on some of the terminology you might hear bandied about this weekend as the festival-goers motor around town between dinners, lunches, auctions and brunches. For the truly challenged, explanations of what the terms do not mean in the wine festival context are included.

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