Date(s) - 12/16/2020
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


A virtual wine tasting of three wines from places you might not think to sip from. A Quinto do Ferro Vinho Verde Blend from close to the Douro River in Portugal and a women owned winery. A Blaufrankish from Slovenia made by a fan of Rock and Roll…and yes, this is important. There is some special science involved with this one also! Finally a wine from a small tiny corner of Tuscany that folks forget about we will sip our way through a Moris Farms Mandriolo. We will explore the science and geography of these wines. We will email a tasting sheet and charcuterie suggestions closer to December 16, 2020.

Note: Wines will be shipped to the address you provide during registration. T
his event will not be recorded.

Speaker Bio

Deb Mortillaro

After 15 years as one of Pittsburgh’s private chefs, Deb Mortillaro decided to dive into the wine business partnering with Mike Gonze of Dreadnought Wines and never looked back. Traveling the world (pre-covid, of course) as both a distributor and wine educator, Deb has a truly unique insight into the industry. Her exceptional knowledge of wine, spirits, and sake, coupled with her culinary prowess, brings expertise to Palate Partners, allowing her to give students and event-goers an experience they truly can’t get anywhere else.


Deb holds her Level 3 in Wine, Level 3 in Sake, and Level 2 in Spirits Awards from WSET. She is also a Certified Sake Sommelier. Deb’s hands-on and interactive approach to education offers a real glimpse into the fun and fabulous world of wine, spirits, and sake!


Pricing Information

Until November 23, 2020

  • Members: $25
  • Limited Free Guest Registration (Non-member)*: $55

Beginning November 24, 2020

  • Members: $40
  • Limited Free Guest Registration (Non-member)*: $70

*To access the Member rate, please click here to purchase a WIB membership.


Registration Deadline 

December 6, 2020


Event Capacity


WIB-Pittsburgh: Virtual Wine Tasting