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Wine Aroma Kits

I’ve used scent training for our sommelier training for decades. It’s a core part of our programming. I hadn’t planned on ever developing scent kits until 2020. I started by creating …

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Eater Philadelphia Thinks We Have an Amazing Wine Club!

The Wine School of Philadelphia’s catalog of courses are designed to delve into the nuances and complexities of wines from around the world. Its wine club membership is an extension of these offerings, providing subscribers access to exclusive weekly members-only events, founder’s pairing dinners, a bi-weekly newsletter, training workshops, and opportunities to connect with experts in the wine industry.

“The Best Wine and Beer Clubs in Philadelphia” Eater Philadelphia, April 2024

WHO attempts to destroy the wine trade

The War Against Wine

The War Against Science Trust in science is at its lowest point in generations. So why is an international health agency willing to further degrade its reputation by loudly espousing moral …

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Who Takes Our Sommelier Courses?

Not to be corny, but our sommelier students are in a class of their own.The Wine School of Philadelphia has always been an outlier in the wine world. We attract a …

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What is Zinfandel?

Zinfandel: The All-American Grape with Hidden RootsZinfandel, or as it is affectionately called, Zin, is said to be one of the most famous noble grapes in America. Its heavy flavors and …

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Five top Italian wines for $20.

Top Italian Red Wines for $20

Italian Red Wines 101Walk into any wine shop, and you will be confronted with hundreds of Italian red wines, ranging in price from six dollars to hundreds. Your goal is to …

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Michael Kraemer, Sommelier Student of the Year Award

Sommelier Student of the Year

Michael Kraemer, an Advanced Sommelier student at the Wine School of Philadelphia, has been named the 2023 Sommelier Student of the Year Award winner. The award, which recognizes dedication to the …

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Forastera: The Forgotten Grape of Ischia

Introduction to ForasteraIn the world of wine, certain grapes dominate the conversation. Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Pinot Noir often steal the spotlight. Yet, hidden in the shadow of these giants are …

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Why Sommelier Certifications Matter

Sommelier certifications are increasingly popular with both wine enthusiasts and professionals. Whether you are curious about wine education or looking to advance your wine career, sommelier certifications can be an intelligent …

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Wine Events in Philly

Wine Events in Philly

Are you looking for fantastic wine events in Philly? Our city is steeped in history, culture, and wine! Did you know some earlier vineyards in the American colonies were planted here? …

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Sommelier Levels

The Three Brands of Sommelier EducationIn the US, three major firms offer wine credentials: the National Wine School (NWS), the Court of Master Sommeliers (CMS), and the Wine & Spirit Education …

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Become a Wine Connoisseur

Want to level up your wine skills and become a wine connoisseur? In this article, we outline the skills you need to be your own sommelier.Buy Like A SommelierGreat wines are …

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