Newsletter for July

Newsletter for July 2017

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10th Annual Summer Wine School

This August, the Wine School of Philadelphia is hosting it’s 10th annual Summer Wine School. It’s the only course of its type offered in the United States: a one week accelerated course that ends with a level three sommelier certification.

Summer School is a fun and engaging program, but it’s based on cutting-edge research. This is the program that takes wine knowledge into overdrive. The proof is in the pudding. By the end of the week, students will be a better wine tasters than 75% of all sommeliers. If not, they can retake the entire program for free.

Students will be fully immersed in wine education: tasting wines, discussing flavors, and learning to develop their palates in a science-backed program. The lead instructor of Summer Wine School is Alana Zerbe, the school’s Director of Wine Education.

August 7th to 12th, from 5pm to 9:30pm

More Information: https://www.vinology.com/summer-wine-school/

 

 

Wine Report by Keith Wallace

Wine Knowledge | Wine Ratings

Glenelly 2011 The Glass Collection Syrah Stellenbosch

Glenelly 2011 The Glass Collection Syrah Stellenbosch

Restrained red fruit is kept in balance with liquid mineral, smoked game, and wildflowers. On the palate , a hint of white pepper melds with lavender and fennel. Plum, anise, and milk chocolate dominate the finish. A beautiful Syrah that bridges the gap between Cornas and Cape Town. A most delicious example of wine knowledge.

$12.99  | A Chairman’s Selection from the Wine & Spirits Stores in Pennsylvania

91 Points | Wine Report by Keith Wallace

 

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Ego Bodegas 2014 Marionette Jumilla

It’s a massive blueberry bomb with a wallop of fig newtons, drowned in a vat of creamy vanilla, and smacked around with a implosion of chocolate toast. Oh, and the finish gets a bit snappy with a cranberry sassiness. An exuberant  wine that is as slurpable as it is sophisticated.

$10.99  | A Chairman’s Selection from the Wine & Spirits Stores in Pennsylvania

90 Points | Wine Report by Keith Wallace

 

Gordon Estate 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley

Gordon Estate 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley

Menthol, briar, chocolate and blackberry dominate this well-priced Cabernet with a long chocolate finish.  Eventually, people will figure out how remarkable Cabernet from Washington State really is. For selfish reasons, I hope it’s not too quickly. Once they do, we can all kiss these awesome deals goodbye.

$15.99  | A Chairman’s Selection from the Wine & Spirits Stores in Pennsylvania

90 Points | Wine Report by Keith Wallace

Valentin Bianchi 2014 Famiglia Bianchi Malbec Mendoza

Valentin Bianchi 2014 Famiglia Bianchi Malbec Mendoza

This is a  Malbec for Cabernet lovers.  It’s more muscular, wiry, and tannic; it’s a perfect companion for a grilled ribeye steak. The oak is powerful in this one: cinnamon, allspice, clove, nutmeg, toasted cedar rise out of the glass. Dark fruit, licorice, and burnt leather fold into a wildflower and hashish finish. Drinks way beyond it’s price point.

$12.99  | A Chairman’s Selection from the Wine & Spirits Stores in Pennsylvania

91 Points | Wine Report by Keith Wallace

d'Arenberg 2015 The Hermit Crab McLaren Vale

d’Arenberg 2015 The Hermit Crab McLaren Vale

There is a wonderful depth to this wine and a lushness that makes its all the more entertaining. Mango, pear, pineapple, and fennel with a finish that veers towards pine nuts. Medium to full bodied.  Serve this with grilled chicken with a peach salsa or maybe a fennel salad.

$9.99  | A Chairman’s Selection from the Wine & Spirits Stores in Pennsylvania

90 Points | Wine Report by Keith Wallace

 

Atalon 2014 Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley

Atalon 2014 Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley

This wine is worth picking up if you are a fan of Sauvignon Blanc. Varietally correct to a fault, this is grassier than most lawns. The grapefruit, a touch of sea salt, and a splash of fresh guava and your home free. Sadly, this winery is no more: it’s been absorbed into the Kendall-Jackson empire.

$12.99  | A Chairman’s Selection from the Wine & Spirits Stores in Pennsylvania

89 Points | Wine Report by Keith Wallace

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The Top Ten BYOB Restaurants in Philly

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Hope to see you soon!

Keith Wallace
Director
Wine School of Philadelphia
109 S. 22nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
www.vinology.com

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