italy vs spain

Italy vs Spain

We are hosting an epic wine battle! In this very special class, we are pitting Italy versus Spain.  These two titans of the wine world are going to wage a wine war …

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Spain VS France

We are pitting two great wine countries against each other in this wine tasting class. It’s Spain versus France in a battle of the vines! And it will be delicious mayhem:  Bordeaux versus …

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 Spanish Wine Reviews

Find these wines near  you: Wine Finder Bodegas Briego Tiempo Crianza, Ribera Del Duero I’ve reviewed vintages of Bodegas Briego since 2009 and have always been impressed by the quality and price points for …

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Montecillo 2008 Rioja Reserva

If I could figure out a way to turn the Wine School into a religious institution (think of it: best communion ever!), Rioja would be one of our holy lands. It’s …

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Frontpage Hero for Wine School of Philadelphia

Emina 2005 Atio

Ribero del Duero is one of the top wine regions in Spain. At its heart is what has been dubbed “the golden mile.” Many of the region’s top producers have their …

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Philadelphia Inquirer: The newlywed cellar

Making those choices would be a challenge for even a well-seasoned wine drinker. So I turned to several Philadelphia wine experts for advice – plus specifics on how they would spend that $500 – and discovered a wide range of strategies, styles, and considerations for tackling such a happy conundrum.
The first question each one asked, though, was probably the least sexy: What is the storage situation?

“If wines are not stored in a reasonably cool, dark environment, they’re not going to hold very well,” says Keith Wallace, founder of the Wine School of Philadelphia. “Even two years out, bottles can be compromised.”

Dealing with wine fridges or a genuine basement wine cellar is a project of its own that can easily devour hundreds of dollars. But it’s a necessary evil if you plan to lay an expensive bottle down for a decade or two.

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