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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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The Wine School Blog

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.

The 10 Best Wines of 2017

The (PLCB) Fine Wine and Good Spirits Edition This past year was a fantastic one for those of us living in Pennsylvania, at least for wine.  The first independent wine shops started cropping up all over the state, and a handful of state-run stores finally found their...

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Top Ten Wine Shops in Philly

Buying good wine in Philly can be a challenge. The prices are too damn high. Most of the folks working in the stores know more about Barefoot Cellars than Bordeaux.  It would be very reasonable to despair. But don't despair: we have your back. We have compiled the...

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Our Wine Tasting Kit

Each element of our tasting kit is custom designed by the executive director of the school. The package includes a BYO wine bag, a lead-free crystal wine glass, sommelier corkscrew, silver pen, and tasting book. Wine is not included in the kit.

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December Newsletter

The December Newsletter Friends, the holidays are upon us. It's time for all of us to transform into hybrid Santa-Sommeliers. To start off the Holiday newsletter, I've crafted a super-corny jingle for you: Pop the corks and spread the cheer: Let us be part of your...

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Selections from our Wine Cellar

A few wine reviews from our archives. 

Crios de Susana Balbo 2006 Rose of Malbec

Sign me up as the first member of the Susana Balbo fan club. Her wines are so well-made, so affordable, so fun, that whenever I see them in the wine shop they somehow, of their own volition, jump right into my cart. And, boy, am I glad this one did. It's everything I want from a rose: delicious fruit (strawberries,...

Markham 2003 Zinfandel, Napa Valley

Markham 2003 Zinfandel, Napa Valley Soft & fleshy with a core of fresh raspberries and a grapey nose of black pepper. A very good value for zin.

Wine Lust, 11/07/08

Light and Fruity Pewsey Vale 2006 Riesling, Edna Valley (AU) Pine Ridge 2007 Chenin Blanc-Viognier, Napa (CA) Low Tannin Reds Longboards 2006 Pinot Noir, Russian River (CA) Falesco 2006 Sangiovese, Umbria (IT) Voluptuous and Fruity Las Rocas 2006 Garnacha, Calatayud (SP) Lengs and Cooter 2005 Shiraz "The Victor" (AU)...

Donhoff 2006 Riesling Oberhauser Leisten Kabinett, Nahe

From one of the best producers in the sadly overshadowed Nahe (one cannot live on Mosel alone, after all) comes this fabulously affordable 06. This one is all about intimation: It hints at sweetness but doesn't overpower; braces with acidity without growing tart; finds that perfect balance that so many rieslings...

Sella and Mosca 2005 Marchese di Villa Marina

Sardinian Wine Review This bottle of 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from 2005 is an excellent example of  a beautifully aged red. While in it's youth, this bottle offers massive amount of fruit and aggressive tar flavors, it has turned supple and refined with age. On the nose,  jasmine, wild flowers, and game open into...
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