Keith is a rare breed: a full time wine guru. His work on the national and regional wine scene has earned him a reputation as a slightly nutty professor with a razor-sharp intellect.
Keith has been interviewed by dozens of national and local media outlets, including NPR, Wine Spectator Online, Wall Street Journal, Bon Appetit Magazine, Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Magazine, and many more.
Keith’s resume includes being a winemaker, winery consultant, an expert witness in wine-related litigation proceedings, an executive chef, a wine distributor, and a journalist.
Nationally, Keith is best known for his widely read wine column in the Daily Beast; his contributions to the 2010 & 2015 editions of Barron’s New Wine Lover’s Companion; and his authorship of the bestselling book Corked & Forked (Running Press). Keith has also worked with Kevin Zraly on the most recent edition of Windows on the World Complete Wine Course, and has worked as an editorial reader for the University of California Press.
Locally, he is best known for his wine newsletter, which is read by over 20,000 Philadelphians every month. He is also known for writing and producing the Philly Uncorked show for Philly.com, and his wine columns for Philadelphia Style Magazine. Keith is also a columnist for Philly Beer Scene Magazine and several other notable publications.
Executive DirectorKeith’s background in winemaking and academics have been instrumental in propelling us into the top echelon of wine schools, internationally. His charisma and strength of character have made the school a vibrant institution open to all.
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