Wine and Chocolate Pairing

Wine and chocolate are natural partners. Pairing chocolate with sympathetic wine flavors will make your mouth happier than it’s ever been. In this special class, we are pairing our favorite chocolates with some of our favorite wine...

Drinkable History

History of the World in Eight Glasses Homo sapiens have been drinking fermented beverages since the beginning of time. In this class, we will be taking a stroll down antiquity with a tasting of eight different drinks that changed our world. We will be sampling wines,...

America $#(@* Yeah! The Best American Drinks

You probably don’t expect a South Park reference from the Wine School. Of course, you may not know the Wine School was featured in a South Park episode a few years ago…. but that is a story for another time. Just in time for Labor Day, this is the...

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.