Meet an Incline member: Antoinette “Nettie” Palmieri

We’re kicking off a series on the people who make what we do possible — our supporting members.

First up: Antoinette “Nettie” Palmieri, a proud South Side Slopes resident who joined The Incline to learn more about what’s going on in Pittsburgh, from the government to the community to local events. (Thanks, Nettie, we’ve got you covered there!)

Where in town might people run into you?

Carson Street Deli, Pipers Pub, Lola, Phipps Conservatory, any of the Carnegie Museums, Bandi Schaum Community garden.

What’s something you’re working on — in big ways or small — that you could use help with?

I’m trying to get back into wine.

I went from wine to water (Palmieri works at PWSA), but I miss learning about and sharing wine with people. I am holding monthly potluck wine tastings, consulting for Carson Street Deli, but I want to be doing more. Just not sure where to look.

I earned a first- and second-level certification from the International Sommelier Guild in 2011 and served as the wine manager at La Fromagerie bistro in Alexandria, Virginia until 2013. I believe that there is a wine for everyone, regardless of palate or preference, and I work hard to show that wine is approachable and enjoyable.

At the moment, I am working on this Patreon to host my wine thoughts and potentially looking to do a podcast.

What local business do you think deserves a shoutout (and why)?

Lola bistro! Amazing food, lovely place, and the couple that runs it are the best. Also, check out their new place Leo — hey, we could all meet there for a drink sometime.

What’s a local event you went to recently that you loved?

Biased: My monthly wine events.

Unbiased: The annual Pittonkatonk! So many great bands, and always new ones to discover. Next year, I want to try to get Emperor Norton’s Stationary Marching Band to join in the fun.

What’s a recent story you’ve read about Pittsburgh that you wish more people cared about (and why)?

Public transportation, in general. It is so vital for many people and could really make or break an area. I’m house hunting right now, and realized I am spoiled having such close access to the 51, 54, and 48. I do not drive. But even if I did, I could not afford a car, insurance, etc.

Katharine Kelleman (Port Authority’s CEO) seems like a very strong leader and I am looking forward to hearing more from and about her.

How can we connect with you?

Add me on Instagram here: antoinettepalmieri

Supporting members like Antoinette make our work possible — and they get special perks like event discounts, ticket giveaways, and bonus content in the newsletter. Become an Incline member today to join the crew.