Private Corporate Events

A Refreshing Way to Host a Corporate Wine Event

At the school, you’ll never talk to an employee. You’ll never be pressured into upgrades you didn’t want, and you’ll never be upsold or overcharged.


Instead, you’ll email back and forth directly with our top-level talent and executives.  The winemaker who is running your wine tasting? You’ll be in contact with him directly. The director of wine education whose running your food and wine tasting? You’ll be passing notes back and forth.


Refreshing, right? Our private corporate events are like none other.



Everything is done via email. If you also want phone support  –it’s not necessary, but it’s available– you can have up to two hours of one-on-one time with a director of the school… even before you book your event! Just make sure to opt for that upgrade. It’s available below.

Spend two hours with our top sommelier-instructor? Or perhaps our resident winemaker? Your choice! Not only will you be tasting wine, you will be learning from the best: SOMM named us the top wine school in America.  A wonderful class for wine enthusiasts. Wine Tasting Class

$75 per person, 8 to 20 people

Our master brewer will host a two-hour class on beer and brewing.  You will taste a selection of craft beers during the presentation.  An intimate, educational and fun event with a brilliant brewer. Beer Tasting Class

$75 per person, 8 to 20 people

Have a best-selling cookbook author walk your guests through classic pairings? Yes, please!  A two-hour class in which you will be tasting the classic food and wine pairings.  An amazing class that will change how you think about eating and drinking. Food Pairing Class

$125 per person, 8 to 20 people

Wine and cheese pairing is the type of class that attracts some very smart people. It combines history and chemistry into a beautiful moment of synchronicity. This is an event for flavor poets. Cheese Pairing Class

$100 per person, 8 to 20 people

Anyone can learn how to craft the perfect cocktail. Learn the secrets from our top mixologist and craft a series of cocktails. Can any class be more fun than this? From the basics of building and mixing cocktails, your guests will build their own tasty creations. Mixology Class

$100 per person, 8 to 20 people

Take a class with our master distiller. Taste amazing and rare whiskeys, direct from our exclusive collection.  Your guests will craft beautiful cocktails and learn the history behind some of the greatest distilleries in the world. Whisky Tasting Class

$100 per person, 8 to 20 people

Event Application

Type of Class (Choose Only One)

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The Wine School created the perfect Ikea event: creatively exciting and accessible to everyone.

Ikea National Headquarters

We had a great time last night. Food was delicious as were the wine selections. Nothing but positive feedback. Thank you!

Meradia Group, Inc.

Thank you so much for creating the perfect event for us!

Abington Arts Center

A wonderful introduction to the world of wine which the participants still talk about favorably over six months after the event.

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

What Our Classes Include

  • A two hour class at the school
  • Top-tier instructor
  • Email support

Additional Options

  • Light Snacks $25/person
    Hummus, crackers, and artisanal cheeses during class. 
  • Social Hour $100/person
    Light snacks and additional tastings prior to the class.
  • Phone Support $125
    To be purchased prior to booking event.


What to Expect from a Wine School Event

An event at the Wine School of Philadelphia is not a typical corporate outing. Events are run by one of the school’s top executives.  There are no menus to choose from, no endless conference calls. Everything is designed, developed, and led by either Keith Wallace (the founder of the school) or Alana Zerbe (the Director of Wine Education).

This is an amazing opportunity, but there are limits: we will only run events that are up to the standards of the Wine School.  This means we only accept about 10% of all event requests.

Over the past 20 years in the education business, we have found that this approach gives us the leeway to craft amazing experiences for your clients. If you prefer to have a more typical process for planning an event, you will need to select the “Event Planning Phone Support” option on this page.

Corporate Wine Events

Our client list includes Microsoft, IKEA, Google, GE, Campbell’s  Soup, University of Pennsylvania, and Comcast.  Like all the offerings at the Wine School,  our corporate wine events are far from the ordinary. From team building to customer appreciation events, we have a decade of experience in building extraordinary corporate wine experiences  Each one of our events is custom built with respect to our client’s needs.  Events can be held at the school or your location.

Private Wine Tastings

We have been running our series of fun and educational wine tasting events since the school was founded in 2001. These two-hour tastings are a great way to host a corporate event.  Our sommelier-instructors are charismatic and irreverent, and never snobbish. Philadelphia Magazine featured these events in their 2008 “Best of Philly” edition, and for good reason.