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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Wine Gift Ideas

If you’ve ever found yourself shopping for a wine-lover, you’ll know that it’s a lot harder than one might think. And with so many gifting …

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Wine Reviews for September 2020

‌ J Wilkes 2017 Chardonnay Santa Maria Valley This exemplifies the ever-evolving style of Central Coast Chardonnay. A deft balance of vibrant white fruit with …

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Top Summer Wine Picks 2020

Hope Estate 2015 “The Ripper” Shiraz Hailing from Western Australia, this will give you the drunken power of seven wombats. Eh. Actually, this is a …

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Israeli Wine

Israeli Wine History Wine has been produced in this region for thousands of years. However, the modern wine industry has started only in the late …

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Sicilian Wine

An Introduction to Sicilian Wines Living in Sicily If the idea of walking up to a sage-scented ocean breeze sounds alluring, what about sipping coffee …

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French Wine Primer

A Little History France’s history with wine dates back to the 6th century BC when the city-state of Massalia (modern-day Marseille) began trading wines with …

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Seven Beer Styles

Did you know there are over 6,000 craft breweries in the United States alone? And the phenomenon is global. People want good beer; artisanal, hand-crafted …

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