Wine Reviews by Keith WallaceGreat Wines Available in Philadelphia and Beyond
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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Shannon Ridge is a Lake County winery that is best known for it's Petite Sirah blends. It's Morine Ranch vineyard grows Cabernet Sauvignon, but they also cultivate an interesting collection of French, Italian, and Spanish grapes; This includes Primitivo, Roussanne,...read more
You got to respect an American winery that was founded in 1850's and still going strong. It's now run by Jeff Bundschu, the 6th generation of winemakers. That makes it the oldest family-run winery in the US. To survive Prohibition, they raised cattle instead of...read more
Wineries in Argentina are like the rock band The Yardbirds: the side projects are becoming more famous than the original band. Never heard of the Yardbirds? No? Ever hear of Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page or Jeff Beck? I hope so. In this metaphor, Bodega Catena Zapata is...read more
A top notch producer that is making a name for itself on the international stage. Winemakers Francisco Olazabal & Francisco Ferreira are putting together some of the best dry wines, as well as assembling some seriously legit Porto. There is no sure-fire way...read more
It's interesting how fashion changes in the wine world. When this wine was first released, it was the belle of the ball. Robert Parker of the Wine Advocate gave the 2004 Reserve release a whopping 96 points. For the next four vintages, the Mr. Parker never rated a...read more
Farro Salad 1 cup par-cooked farro 1 cup apple cider 2 teaspoons fine salt 2 bay leaves 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar 1/2 cup shaved Parmesan cheese 1/2 cup chopped unsalted pistachio nuts 2 cups arugula leaves 1 cup basil leaves, torn...read more
Selections from our Wine Cellar
A few wine reviews from our archives.