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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.
I’m the guy who looks at all of your questions in our customer support forum. Whether you need help with your job resume, or have a question about bottling limits or just need help with a gift certificate, I can help. Sometimes people wonder why they have to post...read more
This was a wine I featured in the annual "8 wines to try before you die" class, which probably should be re-named "Keith's wonky wine class." Like must Napa Cabs that are typically sold for over $50, this is a great wine. But this wine is important for a few other...read more
Take a look at that label. Wrinkled and shiny. Looking like it was applied by hand. Because it was. Only two types of wine sport such ghetto hand-glued labels: the first is homemade wine made an amateur. The second is made in miniscule amounts by a crazy-talented...read more
One of the first wineries in Rioja. Well, other than the medieval farmers who aged their wines in gutted out pig skins. Located in the Rioja Alta region, Montecillo is an important cornerstone in the history of winemaking. One of the unique elements of the winery,...read more
Delille Cellars' D2 is a "must-try" wine. First, there is the history behind this bottle: The winery was one of the first to plant Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot in Columbia Valley. Since the early nineties, bottles like this from Delille Cellars were the vanguard in...read more
Chorizo and Lentil Soup 1 cup tocino (chopped bacon) 1 onion, diced 2 celery stalks, diced 3 carrots, diced 4 cloves garlic, minced 1 cup cured chorizo, chopped 1 cup chicken breast, chopped 1 cup green, yellow, or red lentils 64 oz chicken stock 1 cup chopped tomato...read more
Selections from our Wine Cellar
A few wine reviews from our archives.
Domaine de Couroulu 2003 Vacqueyras Vielles Vignes
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La Bastide Blanche 2010 Bandol Rosé
Rosé doesn’t get more complex than this lovely example from Provence. On the palate, the flavor goes richer, with deep strawberry and cherry flavors wrapped around a core of mineral zing and some toothsome tannins. Burnt orange peel and black tar finish off this complex and aggressive pink wine.
M. Sorrel 2005 Crozes-Hermitage Blanc
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