SOURCE: The Wine School of Philadelphia

July 07, 2008 06:00 ET

The Wine School -- A Little Vacation Right Here at Home

PHILADELPHIA, PA--(Marketwire - July 7, 2008) - Despite the sinking economy, record numbers of Philadelphians are attending classes at The Wine School this summer. "It seems that many wine enthusiasts are staying home in Philly this summer. We already sold out our entire schedule for June and July," says Keith Wallace, the founder of the school.

From Wine 101 to the Sommelier Smackdown, The Wine School has become a mainstay in Philadelphia wine education. And it's just getting better as we've added more great series to our already superlative classes. So come spend some time at The Wine School for a wonderful two-hour getaway that won't break the bank!

The Wine School's Cooking and Wine Series at Foster's Homeware is our newest venture to date. This is a great opportunity to learn about some great new wines and some new recipes -- perfect, as you will be able to walk away and plan your own "mini vacation" with family and friends.

We are also excited to announce The Wine and Health Series. The first of the series premieres August 28th, when students will be introduced to some amazingly delicious, incredibly affordable, and heart-healthy wines. Don't miss The Fountain of Youth Class. This series is sure to be a hit.

And be sure not to miss our most daring series to date: The Sommelier Smackdown. Once a month the wine school challenges a top wine professional to a food and wine pairing duel with one of our fearless instructors. The budget is tight (competitors are unable to reach into their personal cellars) and audience members choose the winner. Zagat has called the Smackdown one of "Philly's hot new culinary competitions!"

Seats go fast, so be sure to visit and enroll in a class today!

For more information on these and other programs, please contact Beth Case at 800-817-7351, ext. 33, email, or visit

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