SOURCE: The Wine School of Philadelphia

January 15, 2008 06:00 ET

The Wine School of Philadelphia Is Taking Its Brand of No-Frills, Shoot-From-the-Hip, Singular Style of Wine Education to the Web

PHILADELPHIA, PA--(Marketwire - January 15, 2008) - Philly.com has teamed up with The Wine School of Philadelphia to bring you Philly Uncorked! Due to its arresting approach to wine and stellar reputation, the Wine School of Philadelphia seemed the natural choice when philly.com decided they wanted to add webcasting to The Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News' website. Founder Keith Wallace jumped at the chance, choosing his trusted Instructor Maria Valetta as his co-host for the entertaining and educational wine spots.

Two lovers of wine with thorough backgrounds in the wine and food industries, Wallace and Valetta form a natural duo, with his affable wine "Prof" offset perfectly by her casual savoir faire. In each segment wine is brought to light as an approachable, not rarefied, thing to be enjoyed. A maxim close to both Wallace's and Valetta's hearts.

At the helm of production sits Ray Murray, Director of Banyan Productions, one of television industry's leading producers of reality and lifestyle programming. Founded in 1992, Banyan has filmed and produced over 5000 hours of original programming. Murray's experience and direction ensure classic TV with a twist.

These entertaining shorts are chockfull of useful information ranging from Chianti to Champagne, up and coming wine regions to the more familiar wines of France. There is also some food and wine pairing taught along the way, a helpful addition in this ever-growing foodie culture. And Wallace and Valetta bring an impeccable energy to these shows, with segments that help people learn about wine, thus enabling them to love it even more.

Best of all, each segment ends with Keith's Picks: Three wines ranging in price from very affordable to that special occasion strata. All wines are available throughout the tri-state area, another great reason to tune in.

So visit philly.com's Restaurant and Food section, play Philly Uncorked!, and get ready to learn a thing or two about wine via these wonderful little spots that will prove that wine is, indeed, for everyone. And join an ever-growing community of passionate, knowledgeable wine enthusiasts along the way.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    The Wine School of Philadelphia
    2006 Fairmount Avenue
    Philadelphia, PA 19130
    800-817-7351
    www.vinology.com