Please The Palate Summer 2020 Newsletter

Happy July 2020! 2020 has definitely not turned out the way most of us expected. We are now in our fifth month of the Covid-19 pandemic. And if you have been like me, you have been sheltering-in-place, limiting the time you spend in public places. But even though we are not going out, not traveling, and not socializing, life is continuing on and hopefully you are filling your days with work, fun and laughter.

For me, this summer marks Please The Palate’s 9th anniversary! It is really hard to believe that nine years have passed already. Time definitely flies.

To celebrate the anniversary, the Please The Palate website got an overhaul. I hope you will check it out and sign up to receive story updates.

I also wanted to share a few things with you!

During this time at home, I have started to grow a hydroponic farmstand on my small concrete patio. I am currently growing 18 different vegetables and fruits, including strawberries, watermelon, lettuces, eggplant, green beans and more! Anyone can grow their own food! If you are interested, check out Lettuce Grow and save $50 with the code: FRIEND-X6BU.

I have been drinking a lot of wine, of course. And I invested in a Coravin which has helped me when I have to taste through a series of wines and don’t want to open all the bottles. If you are interested in getting a Coravin, I can offer a 10% discount with the code: CCRXRBUD3Y.

Lastly, if you are looking for some fun wine tastings while supporting a great cause, check out these upcoming virtual events (July 11, 12, 18, 19) that I will be hosting for Vintage Hollywood and the GO Campaign.

I have been on the board of Vintage Hollywood for a decade and involved with the event for even longer. Vintage Hollywood is a non-profit foundation formed to raise funds to support charitable organizations, both large and small, that work to promote the health and well-being of Southern California’s diverse community. Each year we host an intimate outdoor event where we showcase an exclusive group of 24 wineries and feature food from some of the area’s top restaurants.

Unfortunately, we had to cancel the 19th annual Vintage Hollywood. Instead, we are hosting 4 virtual wine tastings with 8 wineries. The money raised will benefit GO Campaign which invests strategically in solution oriented, community-based and under-funded organizations that address the root causes of problems affecting vulnerable youth. GO Campaign identifies deserving local heroes throughout the world and partners with these organizations to provide children and young adults with critical services, resources and needed opportunities.

Make a $500 donation to GO Campaign, as well as receive 3 bottle of wine and a chance to meet the winemaker(s) via Zoom.

July 11 (Sat) @ 4pm: Fiddlehead Cellars
July 11 (Sat) @ 4:30pm: Crocker & Starr

July 12 (Sun) @ 4pm: Terra Valentine
July 12 (Sun) @ 4:30pm: Somerston Wine Co.

July 18 (Sat) @ 4pm: Two Shepherds
July 18 (Sat) @ 4:30pm: Native Flora

July 19 (Sun) @ 4pm: Ampelos Cellars
July 19 (Sun) @ 4:30pm: Hard Six Cellars

For more information, details about each tasting and to make your donation, CLICK HERE.

Have a wonderful summer! Stay safe and healthy! Wear your masks! And, please your palate with lots of great wine!

Read the full Please The Palate July 2020 Newsletter