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In home wine tasting - do you know people/company in Philly?

rgfoodie Aug 1, 2007 06:43 AM

Wondered if anyone knew of somelliers or companies that do wine tastings near Philly. I would like to coordinate a nice 40th birthday party for my friend. Any help is appreciated!

  1. AmblerGirl Aug 5, 2008 02:45 PM

    What is the average cost per person for these type of events?

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    1. re: AmblerGirl
      dolphin146 Aug 5, 2008 10:22 PM

      Costs vary widely depending on wines served, function of the tastings, time involved, etc. but the price seems to hover around $50-$60 a person. They can cost much less, or much more, if it's a Chambolle-Musigny tasting or the like.

    2. t
      therealpotato Aug 7, 2007 02:39 PM

      Pinot in Old City?

      1. r
        rgfoodie Aug 7, 2007 07:08 AM

        Thanks so much to everyone who responded. I left that e-mail for Marnie Olds, and never heard anything from her. I am also trying the NYC based one, as my husband already took a class from Keith Wallace - and really liked it! - but thought the wine dinner piece was interesting. Thanks!

        1. tederf Aug 4, 2007 08:41 PM

          I have had some of Keith's staff (Wine School of Phila) do wine tastings - and they will come to your location with wine, glasses, etc. They have been fine and enjoyable.

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            samsmom1127 Aug 3, 2007 07:09 AM

            You may want to check with Moore Brothers over the bridge in Jersey. They do fabulous tastings, but I don't know if they do them for the general public, or if it is a private client sort of thing.


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            1. re: samsmom1127
              Buckethead Aug 3, 2007 07:53 AM

              I'd imagine PA liquor laws prevent them from conducting that business in Philly, since it's illegal to bring wine purchased out of state into PA, but it's certainly worth giving them a call. I'd go with the Wine School first though.

              1. re: Buckethead
                Bigley9 Aug 3, 2007 01:14 PM

                They somehow manage to do events for MANNA and other not-for-profits in PA

            2. BostonZest Aug 2, 2007 07:26 PM

              You might be able to temp Paul Lang to come from NYC to do it. He's a fantastic teacher. I had the pleasure of learning so much from him when he worked in Boston. That was before he worked at Babbo. It can't hurt to call.

              Here is his website.


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                jp32 Aug 1, 2007 02:49 PM

                Try the Wine School of Philadelphia. I've taken a few classes there and they are great! I've never had occassion to use them for a private function but they do offer that service and imagine they would do it well.

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                1. re: jp32
                  Buckethead Aug 2, 2007 08:33 AM

                  That's cool, I didn't know the wine school did that. I've had many bottles recommended by Keith Wallace and they've all been great. His enthusiasm for wine is infectious.

                2. b
                  brightman Aug 1, 2007 10:10 AM

                  Marnie Old http://www.marnieold.com/index2.html

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                  1. re: brightman
                    rgfoodie Aug 1, 2007 02:03 PM

                    I left a message on her voicemail a long time ago and never heard anything back. I just left a msg on website....if you know of another suggestions, it will be good to have a plan b... Thanks for your response!

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