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Over two thousand wine reviews! While most of our reviews focus on great wines under $20, we also offer reviews of luxury and collectible wines. As we are located in Philadelphia, most wines reviewed here are available via wine & spirits shops in Pennsylvania. Our main reviewer is Keith Wallace, the executive director and founder of the Wine School of Philadelphia. Want to locate a specific wine? Use our PLCB Wine Finder.
The Gabbiano Castle has been a focal point in Tuscany since the 12th century. Being between the rival towns of Sienna and Florence, it was more often about war, not wine. Here's a section from a 19th-century account of medieval warcraft: Fulminato da dieci cannoni,...read more
In this week's episode of Philly Who? I sat down for a deeply personal interview with Kevin Chemidlin, the podcast's host. This is unlike any other interview I've done in the past 20 years of running the wine school. It goes deep into my past, including the tragedies...read more
This wine exists. It's amazing. It drinks well above it's current price in the PA Wine & Spirits stores. It's winemaker exists: Tony Rynders, the former winemaker at Domaine Serene. I just don't think the winery exists. At one point, there was a Bomb Winery, which...read more
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The first time I heard of an Oregon winery making a wine with Washington State fruit, it sounded a little odd. Why would an Oregon winery buy grapes from so far away when they are smack in the middle of some of the best Pinot Noir vineyards in the world? It seems a...read more
Shopping for wine in Pennsylvania can be tough. It's not just the sluggish bureaucracy. It's not just the on-average-higher prices. It not just the communist-era florescent lighting. It's the fact that the PA Wine & Spirits stores don't hire much wine talent. One of...read more
The wine industry just wouldn’t be the same if it weren’t for some of the fantastic blogs we had access to today. Whether it is to inform us about serious wine matters or to relate better to new-wine-lovers, there is something out there for everyone. We’ve put...read more
This is a small wine region that most wine maps forget to include (I'm talking to you Wine Folly). That's not unexpected, actually, as there are hundreds of tiny and obscure wine regions that don't make the cut. Ribera del Jucar is next to the more famous (and that's...read more
I've never really cared much about an artist's life. If their work inspires me, I don't need to be weighted down with their ideas on religion or politics. I feel the same way about fellow artisans. If another chef or winemaker is making delicious things, I really...read more
Shannon Ridge is becoming a favorite in Pennsylvania. It's wines have showed up in so many Chairman Selection offerings, that it's becoming a annual tradition to review a bottle or two of their wines. This bottling is quite a pleasant surprise, exceeding their very...read more