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
The Wine School and the Philly Beer School have been praised by hundreds of people and institutions. That shouldn’t be surprising. After all, what’s not to love about a school for savvy wine and beer lovers? The following is a selection of comments and quotes from a wide array of people and publications. The following are a relevant selection of Wine School of Philadelphia reviews. Please add your own!
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Had a great time at the chocolate and wine pairing! We enjoyed wines and pairings we normally wouldn't have looked twice at while learning so much in the process. Boyfriend loved it as a valentine's day gift. Highly recommended!
Interesting class, interesting beer. I definitely wasn’t a fan of all of the beer we tried but I enjoyed having someone knowledgeable walk me through them. I plan to return for other classes.
Excellent class! First time attendees and we will be back. Excellent way to expand your understanding on wine and specifically Barolo. The bottles tasted were selected purposely to build your appreciation for the complex flavors. Enjoyable evening!
Loved this class! I didn't know what to expect except that the wines would be diverse and of high quality. Keith did not disappoint. The selection was varied, each wine carefully selected to present the tasters with something to ponder and enjoy. I enjoyed all of them. Keith's instruction is fun and entertaining and includes many pearls of wisdom to take away. I took my first class in 2005 (checked my certificate to be sure) and keep coming back for more.
Instructor, (Alena sp?) was excellent, personable and knowledgeable. The Chilean wines not so excellent.
A YELP Review of the Wine School
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?
Winemakers on the Wine School
Highly Recommended!Ed DeWitt
Fun, energetic and entertaining, but it also provides barrels of useful informationEric Miller
I got my start at the Wine School.Dan Brennan
I earned my diploma at the Wine School. I can’t recommend it enough.Sean Cominos
Sommeliers on the Wine School
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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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 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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