Welcome to the Wine School of Philadelphia’s wine tasting event page! Here, you can explore the unique and memorable experiences we offer, tailored to both individual enthusiasts and esteemed organizations. Whether you’re looking to commemorate a special occasion, host a corporate gathering, or simply indulge in the world of wine, our expert team is here to guide you. Dive into our offerings, and when you’re ready, fill out our form to embark on a wine journey like no other.
Wine School Offers Unique and Memorable Experiences
When you enlist the services of the Wine School, you’re tapping into the expertise of the wine industry’s foremost insiders and personalities. We cater to groups of all sizes, specializing in large-scale events for esteemed organizations such as the Food Network and the Atlantic City Food and Wine Festival. However, our passion is crafting private wine tasting experiences for corporate and in-home events.
Are you searching for a distinctive and unforgettable way to commemorate a special occasion or host a corporate gathering? Look no further than the Wine School of Philadelphia. Whether at our school or an offsite location, we provide an exceptional experience that will leave a lasting impression on your guests.
At the Wine School of Philadelphia, we aim to share our profound love and knowledge of wine with others. Our private events are meticulously tailored to meet your specific preferences and budget, ensuring your event is uniquely personalized. Whether you’re organizing a corporate team-building event or celebrating a birthday, our expertise guarantees the success of your occasion.
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.
Trained & Certified Sommeliers
Working with the Wine School means choosing the sommelier that best fits your needs. After reviewing your application, we will send your wine event application to a hand-selected group of qualified wine professionals.
Our sommeliers are triple-threats. Each has a minimum of their Level Three Sommelier certification, is certified as a Wine Educator, and is a dues-paying member of the Wine School. Each of these sommeliers is independent and will contact you with their professional information and rates.
Private Wine Tasting Events
In-House Wine Tastings
Private wine tasting events at the Wine School of Philadelphia occur in our state-of-the-art wine classroom, which exudes a welcoming ambiance ideal for wine tastings and educational seminars. Our certified wine educators will expertly guide you through the tastings, imparting knowledge about each wine’s history, origin, and flavor characteristics. These experiences will leave you with a newfound appreciation for wine and a deeper understanding of its nuances.
Due to the high demand for our facilities, there is a nine-month waiting list. For groups of four or fewer, we recommend attending our wine-tasting classes.
Offsite Wine Tastings
For those seeking a more intimate setting, we offer offsite events where our team brings wine and education to your chosen location, whether it’s a private residence, corporate office, or another venue of your preference. We collaborate with you to create a customized tasting menu that aligns with your tastes and budget.
Our offsite events are perfect for corporate team-building, client appreciation, or a delightful evening with friends. We offer a variety of themes, including blind tastings, food and wine pairings, and wine trivia games. Our team ensures that your event is not only enjoyable but also informative.
Beyond the Ordinary
At the Wine School of Philadelphia, we believe that wine is more than just a beverage – it’s a lifestyle. Our private events are designed to share this passion, offering you and your guests an educational and enjoyable experience, regardless of your level of wine knowledge. Whether you’re a novice or a seasoned wine enthusiast, we have the perfect event.
Why wait? Contact the Wine School of Philadelphia today to plan your private wine event. With our knowledgeable staff, personalized service, and exceptional wines, your event will be a success.
“Best of Philly” Private Wine Tastings
Our esteemed client list includes Microsoft, IKEA, Google, General Electric, Ameritrade, the University of Pennsylvania, Comcast, and numerous Fortune 500 companies. Just like all our offerings at the Wine School, our corporate wine events are anything but ordinary. With two decades of experience creating extraordinary corporate wine experiences, each event is meticulously tailored to meet our client’s specific requirements. Events can be hosted at our school, your location, or virtually.
Food & Wine Pairing
Would you like a best-selling cookbook author to guide your guests through classic pairings? This two-hour class will introduce you to traditional food and wine pairings, transforming your thoughts about dining and drinking.
Private Wine Tasting with a Sommelier
Spend an hour with a top sommelier instructor or our resident winemaker. You’ll taste exceptional wines and learn from the best, as SOMM has recognized us as the top wine school in America. This class is a delightful experience for wine enthusiasts.
Private Wine Tasting with Cheese Pairing
Wine and cheese pairing is a class that appeals to flavor connoisseurs, combining history and chemistry in a harmonious moment of synchronicity. This event is a delight for those who appreciate the art of taste.
Cocktail & Spirits
Join our master distiller for a class where you can taste rare whiskeys directly from our exclusive collection or learn the secrets of crafting cocktails from our top mixologist. This event promises fun and enjoyment.
Beer Tasting Events
Hire the award-winning Philly Beer School to elevate your special occasion, corporate event, or fundraising opportunity.
The Hogshead Beer Tasting Event is our most popular beer-tasting experience, led by a Beer-Sommelier from the Philly Beer School. Explore six different types of quality craft beer, guaranteed to teach even seasoned beer fans something new.
Consider a Beer Sommelier Talk and Consulting for a fun and informal evening, a top choice for corporations and universities seeking engaging entertainment.
The Beer Gala is the perfect beer tasting for large groups, blending the best aspects of all our programs at a cost-effective rate. It 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 Tasting Seminar with Keith Wallace
Our private wine events are a must-attend experience for groups of eight or more. Our school’s classroom can accommodate up to 20 people, while larger events can be held offsite. Our client roster includes members of the Philadelphia Flyers, a Hollywood director, and executives from the Food Network. For large-scale events, you can engage Keith Wallace, the founder of the Wine School of Philadelphia.
Keith is a captivating communicator who can engage audiences of all knowledge levels. He has developed event programming for prominent law firms, including Morgan Lewis Pepper Hamilton, Drinker Biddle, and Blank Rome. UPenn and Drexel have hosted his events, and custom events have been crafted for Ikea America and the Philadelphia Zoo.
Keith is a tour de force in the wine world, proficient in all aspects of wine communication. He delivers TED-style talks to winemakers and academics, conducts boot camps for wine novices, and trains corporate executives in international wine etiquette.
Private Wine Tasting Seminars
We offer a wide selection of private wine tastings for corporate events, designed as sit-down seminars for executives, client-facing staff, clients, and guests. These enjoyable programs are intended to provide essential information about the world of wine and are suitable for 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 & Exclusive Private Wine Tasting
Our team-building events are a popular choice for corporate wine gatherings, offering a range of options for both onsite and offsite events.
- Wine Blending Workshop: Led by a sommelier, participants receive an entertaining 15-minute lesson on blending before forming small groups to create their perfect wine blend.
- Blind-Tasting Competition: This event begins with a captivating 15-minute wine talk and a sensory training exercise where teams are challenged to identify the wines before them correctly.