We are lucky to have the Wine School of Philadelphia!Andrea Immer
I love this place! I had a great time at the Sommelier Smackdown.Gary Vaynerchuk
The school is down to earth, real and fun, the way wine should be.Eric Arnold
I loved being at the Wine School and working with Keith.Kevin Zraly
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A very informative class.The instructor kept the class going and is a very good instructor.
I had a great time and my date.
The Accelerated Core Program (levels 1-3) with Keith and Alana was amazing! On day 1 I thought it would be impossible to get to the level they expected by the end of the week. However, once the class began I found their teaching style fun and engaging and learning came easy. I would recommend the Wine School to anyone looking to take a fun day course or to someone looking to get certified like myself. I cannot wait to begin the Accelerated Program in October!
Russ, the sommelier student did a good job choosing wines. The reasons for the pairings was most interesting. Keith completed the preparation of the food in front of us. He constantly used his fingers to taste the food. Once he washed his hands. The other times he wiped his hands on his cloth. I was never so grossed out! The woman next to me was also sickened.by watching Keith. I understand that chefs may do this in the kitchen behind closed doors... But... Right out in front of people!!! What a dissaoointment! I'd never go back again!!
I am not a newbie to the wine school but my three guests were. It was a delightful and informative class. All of us left with a little more knowledge about cabs and one of us has learned that 3 to 5 years is about the limit for California wines. We are trying desperately to drink them before it's too late. The variety of wines was excellent. The instructor was welcoming and not pretentious at all. Everyone is looking forward to attending another class in the future.
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I love this place because it truly is approachable. I admittedly knew very little about wine, beer and cocktails, but I’m trying to at least be informed. These guys make you feel like that’s OK and have done so in each class I’ve attended. I’ve done their Speakeasy class, Wine 101, Wine & Cheese Pairing, and recently the Around the World in 8 Glasses class which I found particularly interesting. Did you know booze built the pyramids, fueled the Industrial Revolution, started the American Revolution, amongst other things? Bet not.
I’ve had I think his name is Zach a couple times, and Keith a couple times. Zach is calm, opinionated, clear and concise. Keith obviously knows his stuff (being the founder and all) but each class has started off with an excuse relating to “I was up all night, travelling/with my dogs in the ER/wandering, etc…” and him pounding coffee. He can be hard to follow with his run-on sentences, free flowing thought but remember, he really knows his stuff. Take advantage of that. He’s like a human Ulysses. The James Joyce book, not the President. Mr. Grant actually WAS a human, obviously.
Just go give a class a try. You’re guaranteed to do two things; drink and learn something. Where can you go wrong?
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I earned my diploma at the Wine School. I recommend it.Dusan Vranic
The best school for wine, period. I love it here.Neil Ross
I love the academic programs, the exams are hard but fair. The courses are the best I have attended.Tom Sobieski
The best option for learning about wine.Tahiirah Habibi
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I highly recommend the Foundation Program for people who have a general interest in food and wine, as well as those considering pursuing a degree or certification. As a professional chef and cooking instructor, this course helped me make more educated food and wine pairing suggestions. The school’s unique approach doesn’t rely on route memorization of names and regions. Instructors engage your senses so you don’t just learn about the wines sampled. You learn ‘an approach’ to tasting any wine and to deducing regions, flavors and pairings. I’ll be hanging on to my class notebook forever.Christina Dimacali
The wine school is great for learning.Ben Franco
I earned my diploma at the Wine School. I recommend it.Jack Cunicelli
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