Contact Me

The People's Palaterich@rmpeoplespalate.com

I write for the following four publications:

Colorado Springs Gazette–the daily paper for this city of 450,000 located about an hour south of Denver. I write a twice-monthly column in the Wednesday Food section.
Beverage Analyst–a trade publication for retailers, wholesalers and restaurants. I write a monthly column that is published in the Colorado, Nevada and Arizona editions.
gabbygourmet.com–the website for the Gabby Gourmet Show (a popular restaurant show on KHOW, Denver on Saturday afternoons). I write a monthly column presented under the “Columns and Contributors” heading.
Out Front Colorado–a bi-weekly paper for the gay and lesbian community in Colorado. I write a column every two months.

About the Author

I first became interested in wine while I worked in numerous liquor stores during college in the late 1970’s and early 1980’s. In the years following college, I researched, tasted, traveled to vineyards in California and Europe, participated in countless tastings. I began writing about wine in 1995 with a column in Out Front Colorado. For me, wine is more than a drink. It is food. It is a connection to the earth. It is culture. There is just something amazing, even magical, about the transformation of grapes into wine. It is also remarkable how drinking wine with food enhances the taste and enjoyment of both. Appreciation of wine has become an integral part of my approach to life, which emphasizes balance, respect for nature, physical and emotional health, and an appreciation of our nature as social beings. In 2006, I was awarded a fellowship to the Symposium for Professional Wine Writers.