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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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I recently came into possession of an old bottle of port wine and it was recommended that I have the bottle appraised. I was directed to your organization. Do you offer appraisal services f| more ...
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LACTIC Think of lactic acid as the main acid in milk. Lactic acid is formed mostly by bacteria in the conversion process of malolactic fermentation (“MLF”). The process breaks down malic aci| more ...
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Hi Keith, I’m moving to Providence, Rhode Island- do you have any recommendations for wine schools, wine bars, wine stores, etc. (anything wine-related in the area)? If nothing in Prov| more ...
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Bonjour Keith! I’m leaving for France on June 11th. Any Loire Valley wines I should smuggle back for the upcoming Master of French Course? Cheers, Fanny | more ...
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Good Morning, Keith and Alana I recall you were fans of Spanish wines and I have an opportunity to travel there this summer. One recommendation so far has been Rioja. We are completely open | more ...
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Good Afternoon, I was referred to a friend that recently visit in January. I want to know do you have wines classes for just sweet wines or both? For someone visiting for the first time , wo| more ...
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Do you have any recommendations on wine fridge brands? Wanted to see if you had any preferences before we did further research. Thanks! | more ...
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Hi Keith, where is the info for the level 2 course on the website. I see info for level 1 but not level 2. Help appreciated. Thanks. Best, Bill | more ...
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Keith, I would like to sit down with you sometime and pick your brain about careers in the wine industry. If you recall, i work in a winery and i am looking for options and opportunities. Ca| more ...
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I’m gonna be in Adelaide Australia for 2-3 days in mid-March. I’m assuming that means I want to be in the Barossa Valley – do you have any recommendations for vineyards I s| more ...
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Keith, when adding isinglass to beer 3 or 4 days before bottling, do you stir in? Instructions say to stir (for wine) but based on discussions in class that doesn’t sound right. Thanks| more ...
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Hello, I had purchased the 2014 Corralillo Syrah back in September and absolutely loved it. I went back maybe a month or two later and they no longer carried it at my local wine and spirits.| more ...
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I have read your responses to queries about wine storage facilities in Philadelphia. Are there any recent developments on that front. I have been told that such a facility would violate Pe| more ...
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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 8 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 8 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 11 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 11 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 ...
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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 1 year 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 1 year 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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 1 year 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 1 year 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 ...
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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 ...
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