Category: Need some wine knowledge? Ask Keith anything!

Have a question about the Wine School? A certain wine? Don’t be shy, ask Keith Wallace, the founder of the Wine School. Feel free to ask him anything!

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We attended wine 101 on October 8th, 2016. One of the wines we learned about was an Argentinian Malbec, very reasonably priced ~$15/bottle. We liked it so much we purchased a case from a di| more ...
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Hi Keith! I am excited to continue my education to advanced level, but a little later, when I have more time. Meanwhile, I was wondering if you have any suggestions for good quality books re| more ...
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I was picking up copies of The Oxford Companion to Wine and The World Atlas of Wine. Amazon listed Wine Folly: Magnum Edition: The Master Guide by Madeline Puckette as a “frequenty bo| more ...
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Hi Keith, Just curious if you did a class on proper wine service, like what you would expect to see for the Court of Master Sommelier Certified test. I am looking to get the certified level | more ...
  • Elxis asked 2 months ago
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Hi Keith and team- I am planning a trip out to Sonoma in March. I wanted to get some insight on your favorite vineyards and wine makers out there so I can make the best out of my trip. I wan| more ...
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Hi, I’m a whiskey educator living in Philly. I currently teach accredited whisky certificate courses on my own and was reaching out to schools in the area for potential partnerships. P| more ...
  • Alex asked 2 months ago
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HI Keith, I’m planning to do some varietal fingerprint studying this weekend and would love a recommend for a reasonably priced syrah, sangiovese and grenache . I saw your cab sauv rec| more ...
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Oh goodness gracious. Since I graduated I have looked EVERYWHERE for Australian wine in Delaware. No one carries it. Alana! Help me find my favs!!! | more ...
  • kmb5819 asked 5 months ago
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Hello! I’m new to the philly area (it’s fantastic here so far!), and am coming from NYC where I had fairly easy access to many natural wines. I have yet to find any stores or suppliers in ph| more ...
  • Krystal asked 5 months ago
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I received an invitation to take the course but after following the link (=”Buy Now”) to the page, I could not find the page with the listed price where I could sign up for the c| more ...
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Keith, I am really enjoying the classes so far. We’ve learned that pyrazine causes green pepper and diacetyl butter, but what is the source of the other scents we experience, includin| more ...
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Looking for winery recommendations in and around Alsace, will be traveling there Sep 16-19. Do most require appointments in advance, or are some walk-ins available? Thank you! Kind regards, | more ...
  • Jen Myers asked 6 months ago
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Hi Keith, I’m scheduled to take the Core Wine Course this fall and want to be well prepared. Are there any books or resources you’d recommend reading prior to the course to help | more ...
  • James Gault asked 6 months ago
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I would like to start my education with wine. What would be a nice first class to get basic knowledge? Thank you, | more ...
  • Sheri asked 7 months ago
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Hi Keith & Alana! After taking your respective courses and reading K. Lynch book, “A Wine Buyer’s Tour de France,” I realize that my knowledge of the Loire Valley wines is ve| more ...
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Keith and or Alana – is it possible to schedule a 10 – 15 minute meeting with you? As a successful recent graduate, I would love to get your input on two ideas I have about entering th| more ...
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Hi Keith and Alana, We are traveling out to Oregon and Northern California during the first week in July and were wondering if you might be able to recommend some wineries to visit. We would| more ...
  • hm asked 7 months ago
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Hey Keith, do you have any time today or tomorrow do a refresh session on acid and body? I’m not quite getting it and think it would be helpful to review before the test. thanks, Ash | more ...
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Please educate me in the terms: “mid shoulder”, “base neck”, “top shoulder”, “in neck” . Thank you | more ...
  • David White asked 9 months ago
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On April 7, Sand Castle Winery in Bucks County PA will be hosting an archive wine tasting featuring 9 wines dating all the way back to 1992. We are offering complimentary tickets to all win| more ...
  • Tony McDonnell asked 10 months ago
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Hi Keith, We hope this email finds you well. Our names are Jiayao Du, Ipek Guney, Kudrat Lokman, Lauren Perry, and Eliza Reinisch, and we are students at The Wharton School. We are working| more ...
  • Ipek Guney asked 11 months ago
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Thank you. We received a 3 liter barrel as a Christmas gift. We would like to make a Manhattan cocktail. Any advise or recipe? | more ...
  • Kelly A Conte asked 11 months ago
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I manage a wine marketing agency and am looking for wine consultants/brand managers who can earn $20-$25/hr (3-hour shifts) conducting in-store tasting events in and around Philadelphia. I | more ...
  • Jim Oremland asked 12 months ago
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What about laws on shipping to other states, how can it be done legally, whether as a gift or for profit, and I know a fair amount about wine, how do I know which class is appropriate for me| more ...
  • Benjamin asked 12 months ago
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Hello, I attended the fall semester of the Foundation Program with Keith and never got my final test results back. It might be because I was one of the people registered under Megan Peifer. | more ...
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Hi Keith, My name is Sabrina Qiao, and I”m the Special Features Editor at 34th Street Magazine, the arts and culture complement of the Daily Pennsylvanian. Every year, we do bi-annual | more ...
  • Sabrina L Qiao asked 12 months ago
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When I purchased my gift certificate it made me pick a date. Was that date for a specific class? OR. Is the coupon in my account good towards ANY class I chose? | more ...
  • cedjen asked 1 year ago
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To whom it may concern, I was unable to find a suitable “question category,” for my inquiry. So, since Keith is the all-knowing, I chose this as my best option. In particular, th| more ...
  • Shannon Cantor asked 1 year ago
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Could you tell me a little bit about Pinot Fin? I recently bought a bottle of it out of curiosity. Here’s a description from the shop in NY: “Pinot Fin is a clone of Pinot Noir. | more ...
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Hello! Just saw Keith’s Dec newsletter touting the Santa Barbara wine region. I will be in Carmel over the new year, and was wondering if you had any recommendations for wineries in t| more ...
  • jilldpa asked 1 year ago
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Hi – I’m hosting a Bridal shower for my cousin in February 2018 (Saturday, 24th). The venue has been already been booked by her parents and is located in Delaware County, PA (ju| more ...
  • Cynthia asked 1 year ago
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Hey Keith! I figured out my path as a Somm now.. May we set up a time where we can meet so I can ask for guidance? Hopefully you can give me some help and offer resources after you hear it o| more ...
  • Bryant asked 1 year ago
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I don’t recall putting my name on my exam. I used blue ink in my signature awful penmanship. Some of my answer were adding Malbec and Petit Verdot with 1% by them to Cabernet Sauvignon,, Mer| more ...
  • Peter asked 1 year ago
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Hello- I was most appreciative to discover your post entitled; “Pennsylvania Wine Law Primer.” I recently moved to PA and had no idea. My wife is interested in opening a small, | more ...
  • J. Brown asked 1 year ago
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Hey Keith – a few of us from the Sunday Foundations class are looking to do some additional homework after class, or maybe even a weeknight. Someone suggested asking you for recommenda| more ...
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Are you aware of any wine storage facilities in the Philly area – now or coming in the near future? | more ...
  • Marc Fink asked 1 year ago
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Hi Keith, I recently attended the most recent Smackdown on 10/25. During class, you said the recipes (with wine pairings) from that night would be posted on the blog. I didn’t see a link for| more ...
  • Mia asked 1 year ago
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Where can I find the recipes from Thursday October 26th Cooking & Wine Pairing class? | more ...
  • Traci Jordan asked 1 year ago
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Last year my wife and I attended your whisky class and we are still talking about it. She really loved your mulled wine. Unfortunately we misplaced our tasting notes and was wondering if you| more ...
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