Keith Wallace


Keith Wallace 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. More details are in his Wikipedia entry.


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. In addition, he 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 30,000 Philadelphians every month. He is also known for writing and producing the Philly Uncorked show for and his wine columns for Philadelphia Style Magazine. Keith is also a columnist for Philly Beer Scene Magazine and several other notable publications.

Keith’s background in winemaking and academics have been instrumental in propelling us into the top echelon of wine schools internationally. In addition, his charisma and strength of character have made the school a vibrant institution open to all.

Television & Video

Keith Wallace developed & starred in a popular series of wine videos for the Philadelphia Inquirer called Philly Uncorked. He has also worked on several wine-themed television shows. IMDB

Wine Festivals & Major Events

Along with a small team of like-minded wine professionals, Keith helped build out the original Philly Wine Week.

Best of Philly

Keith Wallace has earned two “Best of Philly” awards, one for wine classes and the other for beer programs. In addition, Philly Mag declared his programs as the “Best Adult Education” in the region.  

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 named the top school in the country. SOMM cites our classes as “the gold standard for wine education in the United States.”

Since our founding in 2001, we have worked to improve everything about wine. We’ve worked with politicians to rewrite Pennsylvania’s draconian wine laws. We fund programs to help people gain employment in the wine trade. We also help entrepreneurs develop their own wine-related companies. Keith was a founding member of the Master in Wine Society.

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