October 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
DEADLINE TO RSVP: October 13 by Noon.
FOR INFO / RESERVATIONS: Call (412) 264-5950.
The class will be presented by Deb Mortillaro, Co-Founder, Palate Partners School of Wine & Spirits.
Mortillaro recently earned Level 3 Awards in Wine, Spirits and Sake from the Wine and Spirit Education Trust, an achievement that only two other women in North America have attained. Her journey in the food and beverage industry began in 1979, when she graduated with honors from the Culinary Institute of America and worked as a private chef in Pittsburgh for 15 years. She joined Mike Gonze of Dreadnought Wines, Pittsburgh’s premier distributor of special-order fine wine and spirits, to co-found Palate Partners School of Wine & Spirits in 1992.
Years of travel in France, Portugal and Japan led Mortillaro to pursue additional education, as well as her most recent certification of Advanced Sake Sommelier. Her hands-on approach to teaching technical tasting skills, geography and cultural nuance gives students a solid foundation in the exciting international world of wine and spirits.