The Wine School Private Club

The Exclusive Wine Club at the Wine School of Philadelphia


The private food & wine club for members of the Wine School community.  We offer monthly events, food & wine pairings, a wine buying club, and much more. All our services are open to members. For a full list of services, please see the bottom of this page. Depending on what level of membership you opt for,  many of those services are free. No matter what level you choose, the value of your membership is up to 200% of your subscription costs.


Members receive discounts of up to 200% of their monthly dues.

Membership fees for the Cru Club are collected monthly.


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Cru Wine Club

Our exclusive wine club. Fun and informal, it’s the best way to socialize with other wine lovers. Free to all Cru Club members. Not available for virtual members. 

Cooking Classes

Private Dinner Club

A BYOB meal created and prepared by our in-house chef (with a vegetarian option).  Available for all Cru Club members, Free for 1er Cru and Grand Cru members. Guests are allowed. Not available for virtual members.

Advanced Sommelier Courses

Exclusive Cru Classes

We are offering classes that are available only to current cru club members and their guests.  These are classes that are higher level than our ordinary classes, along with very special wine selections. Available for all members. Free for Virtual, 1er, and Grand Cru members. Guests are allowed. 

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F.A.F. Food & Wine

When the greatest palates in Philadelphia congregate, you really can’t call it a potluck dinner. It’s a Fancy as F*** food & wine gatherings. Free for all members. Guests are permitted. Not available for virtual memberships.

Wine Tasting Classes

Wine Buying Club & Storage

We are opening up our access to high quality and rare wines to the Cru! Our buying club allows members to legally buy wine and have wines delivered and held for you in a temperature-controlled environment. Free for Virtual, 1er, and Grand Cru members.

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VIP Wine Coaching & Consulting

Professional consulting, tutoring, and coaching services with the school’s founder. This service is for anyone looking to expand their career, start a business, or simply need help in their wine studies.  Available to all members. free for Grand Cru members.

Questions about the Cru Club? Just post below. 


  1. Hi! I bought tickets for the Wine and Cheese Pairing on the 17th a while ago. I was logged in but it charged me the full $80. Was that the correct cost for Cru Club Members? The email I received this week said it was discounted for cru club members. Thanks and looking forward to it!

    • J,

      No, that is the “civilian” price ;) I’ll take care of that for you.


  2. I am trying to sign up for the secret santa event. Is there a charge for all members for this event? I cannot seem to get a ticket without making a purchase.

    • Sasha,

      Looks like you got it to work! Can’t wait to see you again.


  3. Hello. I am unclear about the Cru club for October 17th. Is this event only for members? What is the charge for Cru members?

    • E,

      If you are logged in to your account, you will see your Cru Club personal pricing.The price if you are NOT logged in is $80. Depending on which Cru Club level you are, the price of the class is between $65 and $0. Civilians can attend right now, only because a lot of cru clubbers are staying virtual until a vaccine is available.

  4. I joined the club in 2019 and this August I opted for the Cru status that appears above on this page. I was charged twice- $19 under the old system and $15 for the new cru status. Will I be charged twice each month or does the cru membership level replace my older membership?

    • Dave,

      If you switched, it would simply bill you once a month at the new rate. On the other hand, if you used your membership to purchase the new membership, you would probably be enrolled in both. I’ll take a look and fix it.


  5. I joined the club in 2019 and this August I opted for the Cru status that appears above on this page. I was charged twice- $19 under the old system and $15 for the new cru status. Will I be charged twice each month or does the cru membership level replace my older membership?

  6. Hello! What are the virtual Cru classes like? Are there any additional charges associated with the FAF events?


    • If you take a look at our Online Wine School, those are similar. Some FAF events may have a charge, most do not.

  7. see above

  8. Can’t wait for COVID related budget hits to clear up, then I’ll be all over that Grand Cru membership.

  9. Can members change service levels at any time? What would be involved in up- or downgrading?

    • David,

      Yes, that can be done in your account. Very simple to upgrade or downgrade.

  10. Thank you for the invitation! I tried to register for the Virtual Cru Club, but the system keeps adding Priority Mail shipping at ~$10/month to my monthly fees – is that a glitch, or will you be shipping something every month?

    Also, is it possible to change the membership level later? At the moment, the Virtual Cru Club works best for me, but that may change. Is there an option to cancel later?

    Finally, what is a 200% member discount of monthly dues? Sounds too good to be true :)

    • that was a glitch. fixed now. you will be able to switch subscriptions in the future.

  11. Is this $99 per year or a one time charge

    • Nick, no this is the monthly membership fee. This is a value of over $400/month in services.


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