When you hire the Wine School, you are hiring the top echelon of wine industry insiders and personalities. Our services are available to any size group: We develop large-scale events for the Food Network and the Atlantic City Food and Wine Festival; We also craft wine tasting events for intimate gatherings.
Event Director Danielle Wojnicki
We are thrilled to have Danielle as our Director of Private Events. Prior to taking on this position, Danielle ran her own highly successful catering business.
Danielle has been a member of the Wine School family since 2009, first as a student and then as a visiting instructor. To us, she is the ideal example of a wine professional.
Her passion for all things corked & forked is evident to everyone she meets. Her global travel to wine regions is legendary, as is her academic work.
Danielle holds the title of Advanced Sommelier and completed the arduous Wine Educator Training in 2018. She is currently working toward her master-level sommelier certification.
This amazing background shows in every wine event she creates. An event with Danielle is effortless, brilliant, and fun.
As our Director of Wine Events, she bundles up her love of wine and crafts a brilliant evening for our clients. If you are looking to host a wine tasting event, please reach out. Her repertoire ranges from wine 101 to keynote speeches, each tailored to your individual needs.
The Wine School created the perfect event: creatively exciting and accessible to everyone.
We had a great time last night. The food was delicious as were the wine selections. Nothing but positive feedback. Thank you!
A wonderful introduction to the world of wine which the participants still talk about favorably over six months after the event.
Best of Philly Wine Tasting Events
Our client list includes Microsoft, IKEA, Google, General Electric, Ameritrade, University of Pennsylvania, Comcast, and half the companies in the Fortune 500 list. Like all the offerings at the Wine School, our corporate wine events are far from the ordinary. From team building to customer appreciation events, we have two decades of experience in building extraordinary corporate wine experiences Each one of our events is custom built with respect to our client’s needs. Events can be held at the school, your location, or virtually.
Food & Wine Pairing
Would you like to have a best-selling cookbook author walk your guests through classic pairings? Yes, please! A two-hour class in which you will be tasting the classic food and wine pairings. An amazing event that will change how you think about eating and drinking.
Private Wine Tasting
Spend an hour with a top sommelier-instructor? Or perhaps our resident winemaker? Your choice! Not only will you be tasting wine, but you will also be learning from the best: SOMM named us the top wine school in America. A wonderful class for wine enthusiasts.
Wine and cheese pairing is the type of class that attracts some very smart people. It combines history and chemistry into a beautiful moment of synchronicity. This is an event for flavor poets.
Cocktail & Spirits
Take a class with our master distiller. Taste amazing and rare whiskeys, direct from our exclusive collection. Or learn the secrets from our top mixologist and craft a series of cocktails. Can any event be more fun than this?
Beer Tasting Events
Hire the award-winning Philly Beer School to celebrate your special occasion, corporate event, or fundraising opportunity.
The Hogshead Beer Tasting Event is our most popular beer tasting event! A Beer-Sommelier from the Philly Beer School leads a two hour beer tasting at a venue of your choosing. The tasting is comprised of six different types of quality craft beer. We guarantee that even experienced beer aficionados will walk away having learned (and tasted) something new.
A Beer Sommelier Talk and Consulting. If you want one of our experienced Beer-Sommeliers at your event for a fun and informal talk, then this is a great option. A top choice for corporations and universities looking for an engaging evening.
The Beer Gala. Whether you are planning a fundraising event, an employee team-building program, or simply a celebration, we have the perfect beer tasting for large groups. The Beer Gala incorporates the best aspects of all our programs and offers it at a cost-effective rate. The event begins with a talk by one of our Beer Sommeliers, followed by an hour and a half of offerings from beer tasting stations.
Private Wine Events with Keith Wallace
If you have a group of eight or more, our private wine events cannot be missed. A classroom at the school can hold up to 20 people for an event. For larger wine events, we can hold an offsite event. Our clients have included members of the Philadelphia Flyers, a Hollywood director, and executives of the Food Network. For large scale events, you can engage Keith Wallace, the founder of the Wine School of Philadelphia.
Keith has developed event programming for the law firms Morgan Lewis Pepper Hamilton, Drinker Biddle, and Blank Rome. His events have been hosted by both UPenn and Drexel. We have built custom events for both Ikea America and the Philadelphia Zoo.
We offer a wide selection of award-winning wine tastings for corporate events. These are sit-down seminars for executives, client-facing staff, clients and guests. These are wonderfully enjoyable programs and are designed to impart essential information about the world of wine. These are excellent options for both offsite and onsite events.
- Sommelier Secrets
- Introduction to Wine
- Old World versus New World Wines
- The Greatest Wines From Around the World
- Wine Knowledge & Etiquette for Business Executives
- France versus Italy
- An Introduction to Blind-Tasting
- Wine and Cheese Pairings
Team Building Wine Events
A popular option for corporate wine events. We offer the following team-building events for both onsite and offsite events.
- Wine Blending Workshop
A sommelier from the Wine School begins this event with an entertaining 15-minute lesson on blending. Afterward, small groups break out to blend their perfect wine.
- Blind-Tasting Competition
The event begins with an engaging 15-minute wine talk, followed by a short sensory training exercise. Teams then are challenged to properly identify the wines in front of them.
Food and Wine Pairing Events
We offer a number of food and wine pairing options. For onsite events at the school, we take care of everything. For offsite events, the client (you) will need to book the restaurant or facility.
- Formal Dinner and Wine Pairing (offsite)
A master-level sommelier from the Wine School will take your group on a food and wine pairing adventure.
- Receptions with Wine Stations (offsite)
A team of sommeliers from the school will man your wine tasting stations.
- Cooking Classes (onsite)
A chef and sommelier will host a demonstration cooking class at the school.
- Food and Wine Pairing Classes (onsite)
A chef and sommelier will host a food and wine pairing class at the school.