Please The Palate

Please The Palate Newsletter October 2018

As the year continues to rush by, I hope you had a wonderful and relaxing summer! Now that we are entering Fall, event season starts to pick up and Please The Palate is looking forward to a non-stop couple of months.

Summer was busy for Please The Palate. While I did not travel internationally, I made numerous trips to Napa Valley for various events, such as Festival Napa Valley, a lovely classical music festival, and wrote some stories about where to eat, drink and sleep in Napa. I also judged my first wine competition, the Central Coast Wine Competition, which was a great learning experience. I continued to try to new restaurants in between all of the travel. And, I was in New York, Chicago, Washington DC and Dallas for the Gelato Festival America.

As I look forward to the coming months, I continue to work on the Gelato Festival with three more cities to go! Gelato has been a departure from wine but it has been so much fun and quite tasty! Lots of trade events are coming up across the country as well. Madeira Wines is coming to San Francisco and Seattle, Wines of Setubal is heading to Houston and Miami and DoctorWine will return to San Francisco and Los Angeles in November for the Essential Guide to Italian Wine 2018 book launch and wine tasting. All trade events, and consumer events, can be found at

I am also excited to announce that I am now the American host of the podcast Wine Soundtrack! Established in Italy in 2017, Wine Soundtrack shares the stories of winemakers and winery owners. The American version will be launching this Fall!

Upcoming Events

The Many Faces of Madeira Masterclass & Food Pairing
Featuring Rubina Vieira, Madeira Wine Institute
Sunday, October 14
San Francisco Wine School 

Gelato Festival America 2018
The Gelato Festival, the most important event dedicated to artisanal Italian gelato continues its tour across America. First stops were New Jersey, Chicago, Washington DC and Dallas and there are still three more cities! The Gelato Festival brings goodness, joy, experience and culture to America.

Purchase your ticket and you can taste all the flavors in the competition as well as other special flavors (as much as you want), attend the courses and play games in the delicious Gelato Village. You can also vote for your favorite flavor!

Use the code PLEASETHEPALATE to save $5.

October 13-14 Santa Barbara
La Cumbre Plaza, 121 S Hope Street, Santa Barbara, CA, 93105

October 20-21 Scottsdale
Kierland Commons, 15205 N Kierland Blvd Suite 150, Scottsdale, AZ 85254

October 27-28 Tucson
La Encantada, 2905 E Skyline Dr, Tucson, AZ 85718

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Read the full October 2018 Newsletter.