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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.

 

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Israeli Wine

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 1800's with the help of Baron Edmond James de Rothschild, who helped with the establishment of "Carmel Winery" which is...

Wines of Southern Sicily

Wines of Southern Sicily

Ragusa Ragusa is the most southern province of Sicily and the whole of Italy, situated in the Val di Noto. It’s a city of great tradition, dating back to Greek times, unfortunately completely destroyed by the earthquake of 1693 and completely rebuilt in a beautiful...

French Wine Primer

French Wine Primer

France's history with wine dates back to the 6th century BC - which they have managed to perfect throughout the centuries. When it comes to viticulture and winemaking process, the French are extremely particular and about their terroir, blends and aging processes....

Wine Delivery: Buying Wine Online

Wine Delivery: Buying Wine Online

I didn't have to do much research for this article. I buy around $80K worth of wine a year, for the wine school, not me.  I know who really delivers, in the most literal sense. I did my due diligence, though. I spent a few hours reading the  "Best Online Wine Shops" ...

Seven Beer Styles

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 beers made with love and not by an automated factory that pushes millions of insipid beers to the market every...

Bodegas Berceo 2013 Rioja Reserva

Bodegas Berceo 2013 Rioja Reserva

The town of Haro has a long winemaking history, and Bodegas Berceo is its figurative heart. Berceo's wine cellars were dug under the city streets, repurposing tunnels that dated back to the middle ages. In the 19th century, Calle Cuevas --nothing more than an...

Rimapere 2017 Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough

Rimapere 2017 Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough

  A single vineyard bottle of Sauvignon Blanc from the Rimapere vineyard, in the highly regarded Rapaura district of Marlborough. This is a joint venture between Bordeaux's Baron Benjamin de Rothschild (owner of Château Clarke and Château des Laurets) and  New...

Vinos de Arganza 2015 “Seculo” Mencia, Bierzo

Vinos de Arganza 2015 “Seculo” Mencia, Bierzo

A small winery that has a laser-like focus on the Mencia grape. This is one of several they produce, much of whom have earned critical praise. These include the brands Flavium, Encanto, Legado De Farro, and Lagar De Robla. The grape itself has a long history and...

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