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Please The Palate April 2015 Newsletter

We are all shaking our heads wondering how it is April already. On the west coast it has felt like summer for the last month while on the east coast it seems like winter will never end. But, spring is here and it’s time for the Please The Palate newsletter. We are excited to tell you about some upcoming happenings!

Want to win the ultimate dream wine vacation to Greece?
Win 2 round-trip airfare tickets departing from Los Angeles and 5 days/4 nights at the beautiful 5-Star Porto Carras Grand Resort Meliton Hotel in Halkidiki. Porto Carras Grand Resort rests along an extraordinary stretch of gorgeous beach with crystal clear azure blue waters. It was awarded six times by Conde Naste Traveler and is a proud holder of the Green Key Eco Label Award. Th ere is not cost to enter, just click here to register and good luck! Contest ends April 30th.

Looking for a weekend getaway? 
Journey to Santa Barbara Wine Country for the Santa Barbara Vintners Weekend  (April 23-26, 2015). Try more of that Santa Barbara County wine you love, get to know the people who make it and where they make it from. Throughout the weekend select wineries host their own events, ranging from winemaker dinners, library tastings, barrel tastings and more. And, on Saturday, April 25th, enjoy the festival grand tasting.

Do you like Italian Wines, especially wines from Piedmont? 
Learn more about the wines and food of Piedmont with writer and photographer Tom Hyland’s new book! Tom specializes in the wines of Italy so there is no one better to learn from. The book is based on his frequent trips to Piemonte and will focus on wines from the entire region, from the Ossola Valley in the far north to the wines of Gavi in the south, not far from the border with Liguria. There will also be a focus on local foods and how the area’s chefs pair food with the local wines. There will also includ e discussions with some of the region’s most famous vintners, including Roberto Voerzio, Luca Currado (Vietti), Mariacristina Oddero and Christoph Kunzli (Le Piane).

The book will be in a hardcover edition and will feature 28 pages of full color photos taken by Tom. It will be published by the University of Nebraska Press and will retail for $40. For a limited time, you can pre-order a copy at a special pre-release price of $25 (including shipping).

For more information or to order your book today, click here.

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