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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I took my brother to Beer 101 as a birthday gift. It was a lot of fun not only for him but also for me. Keith's knowledge and sense of humor made the class excellent. I'll definitely be on the lookout for future classes and highly recommend a class as a gift, a bonding experience among friends, or a team-building activity for coworkers.
Awesome class!I found the class to be very enjoyable and useful. I had a really good time.Keith patiently answered all my questions.I would certainly recommend this class,and I am definitely going back for more classes!
I found this class to be very enjoyable and extremely well run. The instructor did a fantastic job of reviewing the wines, regions, and any questions that we had. While the class focused on wines from Italy vs. Spain, there were some great tips on selecting all types of wine. I would certainly recommend this experience to others and plan to take advantage of the great class offerings that offered in the future.
As a beginner the class exceeded my expectations. While there was a range of knowledge in wine overall in the class, the instructor did a great job catering to the experience levels. In addition to teaching us about the various wines, the instructor also did a great job of giving us some cultural context for each of the countries. Overall it was a great experience, and I would highly recommend to others. Makes a great gift!
Very enjoyable and informative class. The Somm knew what the food items were going to be but hadn't actually tasted them before the class. The pairings were unexpected but worked - and then there was discussion on why they worked, which really is the learning part of the class. Also discussed were some food and wine pairings that don't work - also good to know. If you attend one of these classes, have a couple questions ready so they can be submitted for conversation when you are signing in.
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