Keith Wallace

Keith Wallace

Keith Wallace, a dedicated wine expert, stands out in his field. His contributions to the national and regional wine scene have earned him a reputation akin to that of an eccentric professor with a keen intellect.

Keith has been interviewed by numerous national and local media outlets, including NPR, Wine Spectator Online, The Wall Street Journal, Bon App├ętit Magazine, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Magazine, and many others.


Keith’s diverse career includes roles as a winemaker, winery consultant, expert witness in wine-related legal cases, executive chef, wine distributor, and journalist. More detailed information about his professional journey can be found in his Wikipedia entry.


Nationally, Keith is most renowned for his widely read wine column in The Daily Beast, his contributions to the 2010 and 2015 editions of Barron’s New Wine Lover’s Companion, and his authorship of the bestselling book “Corked & Forked” published by Running Press. He has also collaborated with Kevin Zraly on the latest edition of “Windows on the World Complete Wine Course” and worked as an editorial reader for the University of California Press.

Locally, he is celebrated for his wine newsletter, which boasts over 30,000 readers in Philadelphia every month. Additionally, he is recognized for his work on the “Philly Uncorked” show for and his wine columns in Philadelphia Style Magazine. Keith is also a columnist for Philly Beer Scene Magazine and several other esteemed publications.

Keith’s background in winemaking and academia has played a pivotal role in elevating our wine school to the forefront of international wine education. His magnetic personality and strong character have made the school an inclusive and thriving institution for all.

Television & Video

Keith Wallace developed and starred in a popular series of wine videos for The Philadelphia Inquirer titled “Philly Uncorked.” He has also contributed to several wine-themed television shows, as documented on IMDB.

Wine Festivals & Major Events

In collaboration with a dedicated team of fellow wine professionals, Keith was instrumental in establishing the original Philly Wine Week.

Best of Philly

Keith Wallace has received two “Best of Philly” awards, one for his wine classes and another for his beer programs. Additionally, Philly Mag has recognized his programs as the “Best Adult Education” offerings in the region.

Best of SOMM

Did you know there is a website that rates all the country’s wine schools? From Napa Valley to the Court of Master Sommeliers, we have been honored as the top wine school in the nation. SOMM cites our classes as “the gold standard for wine education in the United States.”

Since our founding in 2001, we have worked tirelessly to enhance all aspects of wine. We have collaborated with policymakers to reform Pennsylvania’s stringent wine laws, supported programs to facilitate employment in the wine industry, and assisted entrepreneurs in developing their own wine-related ventures. Keith was a founding member of the Master in Wine Society.

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