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Wine reviews and all things vino from Keith Wallace

Wine Reviews & The Wine Report

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 shops in Pennsylvania. Our main reviewer is Keith Wallace, the executive director and founder of the Wine School of Philadelphia.

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This is where we feature all our favorite things.  Great wines, top sommeliers, awesome winemakers, great articles,  and charity events at the Wine School. If we really love it, or we think you should know about it, it’s going to be right here.

July 2018 Newsletter

  Hope you are having a good summer. It's been really great here at the school, and we have a lot of interesting classes coming up. The Great Ciders of the World  class is going to be really interesting. The Mixology class is going to be really amazing. We did a...

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May 2018 Newsletter

  I hope you are doing well.  I am a bit late with the newsletter this month. Sorry!  We've been a little busy renovating the school.  I hope you can forgive me. I've enclosed my top wine suggestions, and I've posted a few really cool classes. I think you'll like...

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Selections from our Wine Cellar

A few wine reviews from our archives. 

Wines of The World, for Ameriprise, 7/16/08

Buitenwerwachting 2006 "Beyond", Constantia (SAfr.) Concho y Toro 2006 Marquis de Cas Concha Chardonnay, Pirque (CH) Falesco 2005 Merlot, Umbria (IT) Ch.Tour de Guiet 2004 Cotes de Bourg, Bordeaux (FR) Truchard 2003 Syrah, Carneros (CA)

Etude 2010 Chardonnay Estate Carneros

A Chardonnay Review A high styled wine that is intended as a luxury bottling. It upholds it's mission, just not at the high price the winery intended (we can thank Pennsylvania’s LCB for that). This is a wine that embodies Walt Whitman's line,“every moment of light and dark is a miracle.” It is high toned like a...

Rose Cava? Rose Cava!

PLCB stores recently began carrying a delicious rose Cava--the Conde de Subirats NV Rose, an $11.99 pink sparkler that both charms and goes blissfully easy on the wallet. It shows notes of ripe cherries and a touch of spice, all of it bound up in a thoroughly gulpable, supremely food-friendly package that easily...

Ruffino 2006 Modus

What better wine to workout with than a Super Tuscan? This one, though still young, has enough depth to give pleasure now or 5 years on...when we'll be benching 350-lbs each.

Treana Winery 2010 Red, Paso Robles (California)

An enduring mystery in the American wine market is why Paso Robles is still undiscovered wine country. After all, it's one of the best spots in Cali for both both good value and luxury wines. Any place that supplies me with good $8 bottles and awesome $80 bottles is my kind of wine region. Still, very few consumers...
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