SOURCE: The Wine School of Philadelphia

December 10, 2007 11:12 ET

The Wine School of Philadelphia Now Conducting Its Signature Classes in Old City!

PHILADELPHIA, PA--(Marketwire - December 10, 2007) - Philadelphia has a brand new wine school! The new Wine School of Old City is located in the posh new classroom at Pinot Boutique on Market Street. The new school will feature several of the city's most beloved wine gurus, along with cameos from the city's top sommeliers and sous chefs.

Does this mean a wine education war is brewing with the venerable Wine School of Philadelphia? "I hope not," says Founder Keith Wallace, "I run both schools."

In the Fall of 2007, Mr. Wallace approached Dan Soskin -- owner of Pinot Boutique -- and made a suggestion. Why not offer wine education alongside the boutique's portfolio of wine accessories and storage solutions? The two men decided to forge a partnership and the city of Philadelphia is better for it.

This is good news for wine lovers. The Wine School's hugely popular classes -- Wine 101, Food and Wine Pairing, Sommelier Smackdown, and the Director's Cut classes -- will be conducted at 227 Market Street as well as at the school's 2006 Fairmount location. With Pinot's brick wall interior and vast array of wine accoutrements on display, this inviting setting will surely become a well-sought out venue for the Wine School's signature classes.

The Wine School years ago set a new standard in wine education. And the satellite classes held at Pinot will offer the same brand of no-frills, shoot-from-the-hip, singular style that has made its name. Keith Wallace and his cache of extraordinary instructors will continue teaching classes geared towards the wine novice and the wine guru. But now there are more classes, dates, and locations from which to choose.

With a variety of students and configurations -- young, old, couples, friends, those on their own -- and two locations at the ready to conduct its classes, the Wine School is now the forerunner in Philadelphia's growing wine education scene. So come with an open mind, be prepared as our instructors toss out the tired myths surrounding wine, and learn what wine is and can be in a fun, intelligent, and interactive atmosphere.

With wine on the table in two locations, and a variety of classes offered 6 nights a week, it's a guaranteed two hours well spent.

Please visit to sign up for a class today.

Contact Information

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    The Wine School of Philadelphia
    2006 Fairmount Avenue
    Philadelphia, PA 19130