The Cru Wine Club

Membership-Only Happenings at the Wine School

As a member, you enjoy the best of the Wine School in an intimate and exclusive setting. Plus, upcoming special events and classes, just for you. We host events exclusively for our members-only club on Fridays and Wednesday nights. Sign up directly on the calendar below. Members can also attend public classes; these are listed at the bottom of this page.

Friday nights at the Wine School are low-key affairs. The host is school founder Keith Wallace, who crafts a wine and spirits list for the evening. This is an evening of 0ne-on-one conversation and education. On Wednesdays, we host our tasting club. Bring a bottle to share!

Members-Only Wine Club Events & Classes

FREE FOR MEMBERS & THEIR GUESTS

On Wednesdays, we offer the official WSoP Wine Club; members come to enjoy and share wines from their collections. On Fridays, our members hang at our speakeasy-style event, with wine and spirits selections from our wine cellar. On occasion, members are also invited to special interviews, happenings, and tastings.

Friday Night Wine School

Friday, August 13 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Limited Seating

Fri, August 13, 2021 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm Friday nights at the Wine School are low-key affairs. H...

Wednesday Wine Club

Wednesday, September 1 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Limited Seating

Wed, September 1, 2021 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm Tickets The numbers below include tickets for this ev...

Friday Night Wine School

Friday, September 17 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Limited Seating

Fri, September 17, 2021 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm Tickets The numbers below include tickets for this e...

Wednesday Wine Club

Wednesday, September 22 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Limited Seating

Wed, September 22, 2021 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm Tickets The numbers below include tickets for this e...

Friday Night Wine School

Friday, October 22 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Limited Seating

Fri, October 22, 2021 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm Tickets The numbers below include tickets for this eve...

Wednesday Wine Club

Wednesday, October 27 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Limited Seating

Wed, October 27, 2021 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm Tickets The numbers below include tickets for this eve...

Virtual Wine Classes

100% FREE FOR OUR MEMBERS

All online wine classes are free to our members. Our members can attend any class (wine, spirits, beer, or culinary) remotely for free.

Australia & New Zealand Wines

Thursday, October 28 from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Limited Seating

New Zealand and Australia seem so familiar, but they are far from us as any other point in the world...

Exotic Wines

Saturday, October 30 from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm

Limited Seating

Deliciously Exotic Wines or Exotically Delicious? That is the question of the hour when we uncork th...

Wine 101: Learn About Wine

Thursday, November 4 from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Limited Seating

Welcome to Wine 101 If you are new to the study of wine — or simply new to the Wine School of ...

South Africa

Thursday, November 11 from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Limited Seating

The Wines of South Africa When the gran-daddy of the wine school starts a class on South African win...

Natural Wines

Saturday, November 13 from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm

Limited Seating

Natural Wines: A Wine Class on Organic and Biodynamic Wines Megapurple, fish bladder extracts, roden...

Italian Wine Class

Saturday, November 20 from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm

Limited Seating

Want to discover the grandi classici del vino Italiano and explore the viticultural&n...

Mixology: The Cocktail Creation Class

Friday, November 26 from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Limited Seating

Learn to build the perfect cocktail in this hands-on workshop. With the guidance of our top sommelie...

Discover Your Wine Style

Saturday, November 27 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Limited Seating

This class is designed to take the mystery out of the age-old question: will I like that wine? Throu...

Wine 101: Learn About Wine

Thursday, December 9 from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Limited Seating

If you are new to the study of wine — or simply new to the Wine School of Philadelphia —...

The Beautiful Wines

Saturday, December 11 from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm

Limited Seating

This is a special class, one which was created during the darkest moments of our community and count...

Become a Member of Philadelphia’s Premier Wine Club

The private club for members of Philadelphia’s wine community.  From master sommelier to wine enthusiast, being part of the inner circle has its perks. As a member, you get Invitations to exclusive dinner parties, wine education seminars, and free access to our monthly club. Concierge and consulting services are a major perk of being a member of the Cru Club.

Cru Club Perks

  • Concierge Services
  • Monthly Wine Tasting Club
  • Food & Wine Pairing Events
  • Wine & Spirits Buying Club
  • Private Dinner Club
  • Wholesale Sommelier Supplies
  • Wine Education Seminars

A club for sommeliers and smart wine lovers, far from the snobbery and low expectations of the consumer. The Cru Club is to the wine world that CBGB was to the punk rock scene. It’s a place where winemakers and sommeliers can let their hair down and just have some fun. It’s a place where smart people are respected and great wine is respected even more.

Being a member of the Cru Club is also to be close to the center of the Wine School. Along with the ongoing Sommelier Courses taught at the school, it was the thing that kept many of us together through the pandemic. It’s a special place full of great people. If you are a decent soul and love wine, you will be welcome here.

Member Services

Our exclusive club. Fun and informal, it’s the best way to socialize with other wine lovers.  A BYOB meal created and prepared by our in-house chef (with a vegetarian option). Wine tasting classes that are available only to current cru club members and their guests.  These are classes that are higher level than our ordinary classes, along with very special wine selections.

When the greatest palates in Philadelphia congregate, you really can’t call it a potluck dinner. It’s a Fancy as F*** food & wine gatherings. We are opening up our access to high quality and rare wines to the Cru! Our buying club allows members to legally buy wine and have wines delivered and held for you in a temperature-controlled environment.

Professional consulting, tutoring, and coaching services with the school’s founder. This service is for anyone looking to expand their career, start a business, or simply need help in their wine studies. 

4 thoughts on “Our Private Wine Club”

  1. I am reading that Virtual Wine Classes are 100% free for your members, but when I try to sign up for the NAPA & Beyond (Online reservation) I will be charged, $19.99. It’s the same with the Wine 101, and others. Can you help me with this?

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  2. I’ve logged in but can’t get a ticket to the Night School because I’m been redirecting back to the log-in page.

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