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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 PLCB Wine & Spirits 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.
Carménère was the Cabernet Sauvignon of the 1820's, and Bordeaux was it's Napa. In the sweetness that is South America, Chile is now the new Napa. And Carménère is the new Cabernet Sauvignon. Also, we all thought it was Merlot until the DNA tests came in. Mind blown...read more
Cadaretta Wines is a new winery with a long history; It was founded in 2008 as an offshoot of Anderson & Middleton, a logging company founded in 1899. Their wines follow the path that many great wines from Columbia Valley follow: toward France. In particular,...read more
Cooking Classes at the Wine School of Philadelphia A selection of recipes for Thanksgiving. Roasted Pork with Plum Chutney Chutney can be made up to one week ahead. Cover and chill. Rewarm slightly before serving. 1 pound dried plums (prunes) 1 tablespoon vegetable...read more
Schild has been producing some legit wines for some time now. There was a peak at 2011 where the wines got so intense they could blow the brain of a wine newbie. Seriously, minds were blown with the 2011 vintage. It's a good thing that the 2012 vintage stepped it back...read more
Want to know the secret to finding a wine that EVERYONE in the wine trade thinks is amazing? Find a wine that more than three prominent wine critics have reviewed. Hell, a wine that has three reviews is going to be a blockbuster, even if the reviews are poor. Why?...read more
Wow. Wow. WOW. It's hard to use words like unctuous without sounding like an idiot. It's hard to say brilliant and amazing and perfect without sounding like a dispossessed lover seeking salvation. It's also hard to write a coherent wine review when a tasting pour...read more
Selections from our Wine Cellar
A few wine reviews from our archives.
Zenato 2008 Ripassa Classico, Veneto
Senorio de Los Baldios 2009 Ribera del Duero Crianza
Chateau Gigognan 2009 Vigne du Regent Chateauneuf du Pape
Domaine Henry Fessy 2007 Morgon
Rosenblum Cellars 2010 “Harris Kratka” Zinfandel
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