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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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
Impolite, brash, and barely keeping it together. The hot mess that is Rotie Cellars is the greatest thing in wine that I have seen in awhile. We all know the aristocratic wines of Napa and Bordeaux. Plus, too many folks in the wine trade covet the idea of uppercrust...read more
A beautiful wine with dense smoke and incense aromas. It's lushly textured with deep soft tannins and flavors that pool into creme de cassis and ocean air. The finish is long with saturated fruit and asian spices. A few other thoughts: When I teach at the Wine School,...read more
Some call this style a "Baby Amarone" which is kinda like comparing a ribeye steak to a cheesesteak. Sure they come from the same place, and they both are damn delicious, but that's where the similarities end. If you aren't sure what an Amarone is, you can check out...read more
This Tuscan co-op winery is making a habit of featuring its wines in the Chairman's Selection. I am not complaining. The 2010 Chianti was amazing and their super tuscan was a great buy, too. If anything, the 2011 is even better. This is an old school style of Italian...read more
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