Winter Means Wine in Naples

The Naples Winter Wine Festival is back. We hear that the event will be held January 27-29 in Naples, Florida.

Titled "Believe in the Magic," the three-day affair for 580 guests has drawn in national attention for its fundraising and auction lots. Since 2001, the festival has raised $94.5 million for the Naples Children & Education Foundation, which supports underprivileged and at-risk children.

Sightings: NCEF trustees Bob and Joan Clifford of Chicago have tapped Chicago-based celebrity chef Tony Mantuano of Spiaggia as this year's Chef de Cuisine and HRH Prince Robert of Luxembourg of Chateau Haut-Brion, as honored vintner.

For more information visit www.napleswinefestival.com.