SOURCE: The Wine School of Philadelphia

September 09, 2008 06:00 ET

The Wine School Announces New Instructors

PHILADELPHIA, PA--(Marketwire - September 9, 2008) - The Wine School's academic school year begins with a POP and fresh new faces! Despite a flagging economy, wine programs and individual classes are selling out at record rates. The sudden surge of interest in wine education is forcing the school to nearly double its instructor base. "We spent the last four months searching for the perfect candidates," says school founder Keith Wallace.

The school is proud to announce three new instructors, each of whom adds a stellar layer of skill and finesse to the Wine School's curriculum: David Snyder, Dean Browne, and Chef Christina Dimacali.

Philadelphia City Paper food & wine writer David Snyder is a graduate of the Wine School, and has accepted a post on the school faculty for the upcoming Fall semester. David is expected to challenge and please his students with his sharp wit. He will be teaching the Wine Foundation Program this Fall, along with many other individual classes.

We are pleased to announce that Dean Browne will be teaching our Barley and Hops Series this year. Well-known for his work at Philadelphia Brewing Company, Dean is a brew master, amateur wine maker, and a graduate of the Wine School. He will be teaching about all aspects of fermentation in the upcoming months.

Lastly, Chef Christina Dimacali is joining the faculty as our very first chef-instructor. Christina joins the faculty to manage the school's new series of cooking classes. Chef Dimacali is one of the top cooking instructors in Philadelphia, and runs a wildly successful private chef company, Clean Your Plate. She is also a regularly featured guest on NBC's "10 Show."

These instructors join a teaching staff infamous for their brilliant irreverence and dynamic teaching styles: Brian Freedman, Frank Cipparone, Maria Valetta, and Keith Wallace. Several highlights this 2008-09 season include the Wine Foundation Program on Saturdays, and the Intermediate Wine Regions Program taking place on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

With Philadelphia rated as one of the top culinary cities in America, and The Wine School at the ready to teach all things food and wine, there is no time like the present to visit and sign up for an individual wine class or academic program. From the amateur to the advanced gourmet, The Wine School -- with its sterling instructors -- is the intelligent place to go.

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