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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 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.

 

Local Wine Events has named us as one of the top five wine blogs in the United States, Celler.com has called us one of the top wine websites in the world, and we earned the “Best Wine Reviews” award from Wine Media Awards. 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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Portuguese Wine Recommendations

Portuguese Wine Recommendations

Top Picks from our Online Class From our Wines of Portugal Wine Class (Online). Join us for more online wine classes! Port Recommendations Quinta do Crasto Late Bottled Vintage Port 2014 $$ For medium-term aging (10 years or less). Youthful and charismatic, this wine...

Wine Gift Ideas

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 options available, the last thing to buy as a gift is a simple supermarket-wine. So to help you with your shopping needs, we've...

Wine Reviews for September 2020

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 decadent hazelnut creaminess. Apricot, cardamom, sea breeze, and pineapple. Wine Rating: 91 Points (Keith...

February Wine Newsletter

February Wine Newsletter

‌ Wine School Newsletter for February ‌ ‌ Wine School Newsletter for February Talk about 1st world problems: with the potential tariffs looming, we pulled in a crazy amount of European wines and spirits. Our wine cellars have never...

Holiday Wine Guide

Holiday Wine Guide

‌ Happy Holidays! We have a jam-packed newsletter for you this December. It's everything you need to survive the holidays. The only thing better would be a barrel of whiskey and a fistful of Lexapro. We opened up two classes for you, just after Christmas. The first is...

Wrap Up: November Wine Reviews

Wrap Up: November Wine Reviews

Wine Reviews Not as famous as Robert Parker's wine reviews, but a lot more useful if you live near Philly. We make sure the pricing is highly advantageous, as well.  To read all our wine reviews, you can check them out here. ‌ ‌ Ulysses 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa...

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