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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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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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Seeking Wine Educators

We are seeking our next generation of wine educators in Philadelphia and beyond! If you want to be part of our community, now is the time to act!We are on the …

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Mastery of Wine

Be A Master of Wine All of our programs are offered through the National Wine School. If you are interested in wine education and how the levels of sommelier certification work, …

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What is Terroir?

the complete natural environment in which a particular wine is produced, including factors such as the soil, topography, and climate.Terroir, Oxford DictionaryThe concept of “Terroir” has been embedded within wine culture …

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How to Become a Sommelier

How to Start Your Wine CareerIf you don’t have time to read the entire article, here are the two key links you need:Sommelier 101How Do You Become a Sommelier?A sommelier is …

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Wine Business 101

The wine business has unique traits without parallel in other markets. Wine is an agricultural product, but it’s also a lifestyle commodity; wine bottles are collectible items in some cases. In …

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Get a Wine Job at the PLCB

A Job Guide for the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB)Before showing you how to get a job working for the PLCB, you should ask yourself a question: is working for PA’s …

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Winemaking 101

Welcome to Winemaking 101We have been making wine for ten thousand years. For much of that time, winemaking has played an outsized role in our lives. It has been an economic …

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What is a Sommelier?

Becoming a sommelier is a goal for many wine lovers, prodded on by the many “SOMM” movies and tv shows. It is now a career imbued with glamor and intrigue. Is …

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Wine & Health through the Ages

Wine must be a magical elixir. Otherwise, how can we explain why a restaurant wine list often turns a CEO into a pouting child?  I have seen powerful doctors in bespoke …

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Pennsylvania Wine Law Primer

As of August 8th, 2016, how alcohol is bought and sold in Pennsylvania changed dramatically.  It is not just about semi-privatization and consumer choice. That is not half of it. The new …

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Copain Winery Sold!

This article was originally published in 2016. There have been some dramatic acquisitions in the wine business over the past several months. Jackson Family Wines purchased Copain winery, a highly regarded …

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