Blog Profile / Wine School of Philadelphia


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Antica 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon, Atlas Peak

Our Level IV Sommelier candidates were required to submit tasting notes for several wines, including the fantastic Antica 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon from Atlas Peak in Napa Valley. Yeah, hard times. We’re setting up a GoFundMe account for their recovery. It’s time to vote […] The post Antica 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon, Atlas Peak appeared first on Wine School of Philadelphia.

Marques de Casa Concha 2014 Carmenere, Peumo

Carménère was the Cabernet Sauvignon of the 1820’s, and Bordeaux was it’s Napa. In the sweetness that is South America, Chile is now the new Napa. And Carménère is the new Cabernet Sauvignon. Also, we all thought it was Merlot until the […] The post Marques de Casa Concha 2014 Carmenere, Peumo appeared first on Wine School of Philadelphia.

Cadaretta 2013 “SBS” Sauvignon Blanc, Columbia Valley

Cadaretta Wines is a new winery with a long history; It was founded in 2008 as an offshoot of Anderson & Middleton, a logging company founded in 1899. Their wines follow the path that many great wines from Columbia Valley follow: toward France. Show More Summary

Recipes for our Thanksgiving Cooking Class

Cooking Classes at the Wine School of Philadelphia A selection of recipes for Thanksgiving. Roasted Pork with Plum Chutney Chutney can be made up to one week ahead. Cover and chill. Rewarm slightly before serving. 1 pound dried plums (prunes) 1 tablespoon vegetable […] The post Recipes for our Thanksgiving Cooking Class appeared first on Wine School of Philadelphia.

Schild 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, Barossa Valley

Schild has been producing some legit wines for some time now. There was a peak at 2011 where the wines got so intense they could blow the brain of a wine newbie. Seriously, minds were blown with the 2011 vintage. It’s a […] The post Schild 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, Barossa Valley appeared first on Wine School of Philadelphia.

Brandlin 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, Mt Veeder Estate

Want to know the secret to finding a wine that EVERYONE in the wine trade thinks is amazing? Find a wine that more than three prominent wine critics have reviewed. Hell, a wine that has three reviews is going to be a blockbuster, […] The post Brandlin 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, Mt Veeder Estate appeared first on Wine School of Philadelphia.

Bodegas Ego 2012 “Infinito” Jumilla

Wow. Wow. WOW. It’s hard to use words like unctuous without sounding like an idiot. It’s hard to say brilliant and amazing and perfect without sounding like a dispossessed lover seeking salvation. It’s also hard to write a coherent wine review when […] The post Bodegas Ego 2012 “Infinito” Jumilla appeared first on Wine School of Philadelphia.

Chairman’s Selections: A Buying Guide for PLCB Wine & Spirits

A few pointers when buying wine from the PLCB Wine & Spirits Stores. Always keep your receipts. There are two reasons to do so. First of all, you always have the right to return any bottle of wine that is unsatisfactory, but […] The post Chairman’s Selections: A Buying Guide for PLCB Wine & Spirits appeared first on Wine School of Philadelphia.

Top Ten Finger Lake Wineries

Dr. Konstantin Frank Vinifera Wine Cellars 9749 Middle Road, Hammondsport, NY. Phone: (800) 320-0735 Hours: Open year round 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Saturday, Noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Ravines Wine Cellars 14630 NY-54, Hammondsport, NY. Phone: (607)292-7007 Hours: Open […] The post Top Ten Finger Lake Wineries appeared first on Wine School of Philadelphia.

Terlato 2010 “Devils’ Peak” Cabernet Franc, Napa Valley

Terlato isn’t really a winery. It’s a family run wine import/distribution company that also owns wineries in California and Italy. We’ve reviewed their wines in the past, and have seen impressive increase of quality from this brand in the last six years. […] The post Terlato 2010 “Devils’ Peak” Cabernet Franc, Napa Valley appeared first on Wine School of Philadelphia.

Bodega Valdehermoso 2015 “Lagar del Rey” Rueda

Until 2011, Bodega Valdehermoso was just that: just a house. They grew grapes on their 120 acres, and sold off the harvest. Their juice ended up in the region’s top wines, including Bodega El Albar Lurton. They had done so since 1920, long before […] The post Bodega Valdehermoso 2015 “Lagar del Rey” Rueda appeared first on Wine School of Philadelphia.

Roman Recipes for October Cooking Classes

Every month, the Wine School of Philadelphia offers a week of cooking classes, Sommelier Smackdowns, and other great culinary classes.  For a listing of upcoming classes, go here. Spinaci Alla Romana Roman-Style Spinach Picchiapò Roman...Show More Summary

Consejo de la Alta 2011 Cata de Consejero, Rioja

Bodegas Consejo de la Alta is located in a tiny town the Ebro river. It’s a place that could simply be described as between: it’s between the two major Riojan cities of of Haro and Logrono. It is located between Basque Country […] The post Consejo de la Alta 2011 Cata de Consejero, Rioja appeared first on Wine School of Philadelphia.

Shannon Ridge 2012 “Single Vineyard Collection” Tempranillo, Lake County

Shannon Ridge is a Lake County winery that is best known for it’s Petite Sirah blends. It’s Morine Ranch vineyard grows Cabernet Sauvignon, but they also cultivate an interesting collection of French, Italian, and Spanish grapes; This...Show More Summary

Gundlach Bundschu 2012 Mountain Cuvee Red, Sonoma

You got to respect an American winery that was founded in 1850’s and still going strong. It’s now run  by Jeff Bundschu, the 6th generation of winemakers. That makes it the oldest family-run winery in the US. To survive Prohibition, they raised cattle […] The post Gundlach Bundschu 2012 Mountain Cuvee Red, Sonoma appeared first on Wine School of Philadelphia.

Manos Negras 2011 “Stone Soil Select” Malbec Reserve, Patagonia

Wineries in Argentina are like the rock band The Yardbirds: the side projects are becoming more famous than the original band. Never heard of the Yardbirds? No? Ever hear of Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page or Jeff Beck? I hope so. In this metaphor, Bodega […] The post Manos Negras 2011 “Stone Soil Select” Malbec Reserve, Patagonia appeared first on Wine School of Philadelphia.

Quinta do Vallado 2012 “Field Blend” Douro Reserva

  A top notch producer that is making a name for itself on the international stage. Winemakers Francisco Olazabal & Francisco Ferreira are putting together some of the best dry wines, as well as assembling some seriously legit Porto. There is no sure-fire way of […] The post Quinta do Vallado 2012 “Field Blend” Douro Reserva appeared first on Wine School of Philadelphia.

3 Rings 2013 Shiraz, Barossa Valley

It’s interesting how fashion changes in the wine world. When this wine was first released, it was the belle of the ball. Robert Parker of the Wine Advocate gave the 2004 Reserve release a whopping 96 points.  For the next four vintages, […] The post 3 Rings 2013 Shiraz, Barossa Valley appeared first on Wine School of Philadelphia.

September Cooking Class

Farro Salad 1 cup par-cooked farro 1 cup apple cider 2 teaspoons fine salt 2 bay leaves 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar 1/2 cup shaved Parmesan cheese 1/2 cup chopped unsalted pistachio nuts 2 cups arugula leaves […] The post September Cooking Class appeared first on Wine School of Philadelphia.

Rotie Cellars 2011 “Southern Blend” Red, Walla Walla (WA)

Impolite, brash, and barely keeping it together. The hot mess that is Rotie Cellars is the greatest thing in wine that I have seen in awhile. We all know the aristocratic wines of Napa and Bordeaux. Plus, too many folks in the […] The post Rotie Cellars 2011 “Southern Blend” Red, Walla Walla (WA) appeared first on Wine School of Philadelphia.

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