Episode 012 – The Entrepreneur of Bevs with Deb Mortillaro

Deb Mortillaro is a food and wine expert. She’s a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America. She has WSET certifications in Sake, Wine and Spirits and she is a certified Sake Sommelier and is the Queen of Quaffing!

In 1981, she moved to Pittsburgh where she was a private chef for 14 years. She met her now business partner, Mike Gonze when he came into the home to present wines.

She joined Dreadnought Winesin 1996. Over the years Deb and Mike have created two additional businesses, Palate Partnersand Soiree Partners.

Those three companies sell wine, educate people about wine and spirits, and move alcohol around the state of Pennsylvania.

Deb has traveled the world (she left for Italy a few days after we recorded this episode) as both a distributor and wine educator, so she truly has an extremely unique insight and knowledge into the wine industry.

Anyone who is passionate about business, food, and wine, will enjoy the episode with the Queen of Quaffing!

Hosted by: Kelli Komondor and Cindy Ellek
Produced by: Rob Oliver, Your Motivational Speaker
Supported by: K2 Creative & PR and the Cindy Ellek Marketing Group

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