Wine & Health through the Ages: A Medical Wine Knowledge Article

This wine knowledge article written by Keith Wallace of the Wine School was originally published by HealthFocus International in December, 2008 . HealthFocus is a marketing research and consulting firm specializing in consumer health & nutrition trends. Wine must...

Draft Magazine: Getting schooled at the Philly Beer School

“Philadelphia is to beer what Sonoma is to wine,” says Keith Wallace to anyone who’ll listen. Considering the source, the proclamation, perhaps incendiary outside Pennsylvania, might sound outright puzzling within city limits. That’s because in 2001, Wallace, a winemaker, wine columnist, and author of two upcoming wine books, founded and still runs Philly’s best-known vinology school. So why is he extolling his territory’s beer lust at the expense of its pursuit of viticultural knowledge?

Because, acknowledging a craft revolution, he’s invited beer to take a permanent seat at The Wine School‘s table.

Wallace’s partner, a burly bald man named Dean Browne, asserts the alliance as he introduces himself to a group assembled in one of The Wine School’s classrooms on an early March night.

Bodega Triton 2009 “Tridente” Tempranillo

  What is this curious label? The wine region listed is “Vino de la Tierra de Castilla y Leon”, a reference to a huge — and unremarkable — wine region in central Spain. What it doesn’t tell you is that the source for this bottling is...