Wine Reviews and Ratings

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.

Our wine reviews are conducted blind, and we do not accept free samples. Our goal is to showcase excellent wines that are also a great value to the wine consumer. All the wines we rate are small independent producers who engage in natural and sustainable winemaking practices.

Many of the wines we review are also featured in classes and wine courses held at the Wine School of Philadelphia and affiliates of the  National Wine School.

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A Year of Tasting Classes

We just posted an entire year’s worth of tasting classes. With the return to normal, we are hosting some of the greatest classes we have …

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Wines for Beginners

Introduction For those of us in the wine trade, it’s hard to remember what it felt like to be a beginner. The nerves. The uncertainty. …

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1881 Napa Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2018

Wine Reviews for January 2021

Bodegas Ego 2017 “Goru Gold” Red, Jumilla 1881 Napa 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Oliviero Toscani 2012 “OT” Toscana Firriato 2017 “Chiaramonte” Nero d’Avola, Sicilia …

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See you in 2021

See you in 2021!

Don’t take this in the wrong way, but I’ve been thinking a lot about you this week. Despite all that’s happened this year, you have …

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Wines for Thanksgiving in 2020

If there is a positive spin to 2020, it’s that we all have leveled-up our eating and drinking skills. Do you remember back in 2019 when everyone was tweeting about Dry January? People were so silly in the before times. This year, we are going to focus on situation-appropriate wines.

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Wine Gifts

Wine Books The Wine Bible, Second Edition by Karen MacNeil Back in 2000, the Wine Bible was a revelatory publication. It transcended the usual wine drivel; …

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‌Château Jérémie 2017 "Y" Corbières Boutenac

Wine Reviews for October 2020

Frank Family Vineyards 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley ‌Vite Colte 2016  ” Luna E I Falo” Barbera D’asti Superiore A muscular Northern Italian red with …

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