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Are you looking for a last minute gift for the holidays? Or perhaps a birthday present? No matter the occasion (or maybe you do not even need one), I have the perfect one for the wine lover and wine enthusiast out there. It is Priority Wine Pass, a membership card that offers unique, exclusive member-only experiences at more than 400 wineries in California, Washington and Oregon. Check out my story about the founder Jamie Cegelski, what inspired her to create Priority Wine Pass and what it is. I wrote about in a recent column in the Napa Valley Register and you can read here.
Are you looking for a gift for the wine-lover in your life? I have an idea for you: a Priority Wine Pass card.
Priority Wine Pass is a membership program that gives you access to customized offers for wine tasting experiences.
The Priority Wine Pass reminds me of my Priority Pass that I use when I travel. My membership card gives me access to airport lounges around the world. So even when I am traveling in economy, I feel special when I can walk into a lounge where I can relax and get something complimentary to eat and drink. Who wouldn’t want a little something extra to make their experience a bit more exclusive than the next person’s? What Priority Pass does for the traveler, Priority Wine Pass does for the wine-lover.
Tasting wine is a part of my job. I have taken wine courses and received certifications in wine. I am also lucky to taste a broad diversity of wines while working with wine regions around the world. I organize trade events for them, as well as visit wineries to write about them. But no matter how much you know about wine, you realize how much more there is to know. Nothing makes you realize this more than blind wine tasting and that is why it is the Please The Palate pick of the week. The highlight of this past week was being invited to participate in a blind tasting with Wine & Spirits Magazine. Wine & Spirits Magazine, like most wine publications and wine writers, receive numerous wine samples on a regular basis. Ever wondered how particular wines are included in an issue?  Well, that is what I was able to be a part of.
Heading to the opening of the new Kreation Kafe in Brentwood, I was anticipating a healthy meal. After all, Kreation Kafe is part of Kreation Organics, known for their cold-pressed organic juices and smoothies. While I enjoy a clean, healthy meal, I was expecting a selection of vegan or raw options. I enjoy this on occasion but is not something I anxiously look forward to. However, my meal at Kreation Kafe was healthy but also very flavorful and full of vegetables and meat. I enjoyed it so much that I cannot wait to go back! Located on San Vicente Blvd in Brentwood, in the former Gaucho Grill space, Kreation Kafe is a full-service restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as its well-known juices, coffees and a grab & go section of healthy meals and snacks.