The Wine School and the Philly Beer School have been praised by hundreds of people and institutions. That shouldn’t be surprising. After all, what’s not to love about a school for savvy wine and beer lovers? The following is a selection of comments and quotes from a wide array of people and publications.
In The Media
The Wall Street Journal
The Spirit Newspaper
The Weekly Press
Dining Out Magazine
The City Paper
Celebrities & Authors
Andrea Immer, Master Sommelier & Author
Eric Arnold, Author of First Big Crush
In the Wine Trade
Jonathan Newman, Former Chairman of the PLCB
Ed DeWitt, Winemaker at Churchill Vineyards
Jenny Shultz, Enologist in Napa Valley
Ben Franco, Owner of Winedown Cafe
Eric Miller, Winemaker at Chaddsford Winery
Dan Brennan, Winemaker at Decibel Winery
Thomas Jefferson University
The Wharton School
Wine Festival Organizers
The Food Network “The Great Big Food Show”
Atlantic City Food & Wine Festival
(this is probably our favorite review of all time)
Brian M. (Five Stars)
I love this place because it truly is approachable. I admittedly knew very little about wine, beer and cocktails, but I’m trying to at least be informed. These guys make you feel like that’s OK and have done so in each class I’ve attended. I’ve done their Speakeasy class, Wine 101, Wine & Cheese Pairing, and recently the Around the World in 8 Glasses class which I found particularly interesting. Did you know booze built the pyramids, fueled the Industrial Revolution, started the American Revolution, amongst other things? Bet not.
I’ve had I think his name is Zach a couple times, and Keith a couple times. Zach is calm, opinionated, clear and concise. Keith obviously knows his stuff (being the founder and all) but each class has started off with an excuse relating to “I was up all night, travelling/with my dogs in the ER/wandering, etc…” and him pounding coffee. He can be hard to follow with his run-on sentences, free flowing thought but remember, he really knows his stuff. Take advantage of that. He’s like a human Ulysses. The James Joyce book, not the President. Mr. Grant actually WAS a human, obviously.
Just go give a class a try. You’re guaranteed to do two things; drink and learn something. Where can you go wrong?