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First-Ever Philly Wine Week Set for March

By Danya Henninger
March 7, 2014
Photo by: Danya Henninger

Philadelphia already has the first, biggest and best beer week in the land, but bars around town have also been steadily upping their wine game. In recognition of that and to elevate the fermented grape scene here, a group of wine-obsessed restaurant folk have gotten together to create the first-ever Philly Wine Week. The festival will take place March 23-30, and will feature wine tasting events from noon-midnight every single day.

UPDATE: The list of participants has grown to include an impressive array of the city's best wine destinations, check them out below.

Plus, tickets are now available for the opening kickoff, Bubbles & Barrels. Only 150 spots are available for the party ($40; here) which is set for 5-8 PM on Sunday, March 23, at Ristorante Panorama, with special guest hosts Laura Williamson and Wayne Belding, both master sommeliers. The walk-around tasting event will benefit PAWS.

Philly Wine Week was co-founded by Kate Moroney and Bill Eccleston (GM/wine directors at Vintage and Panorama, respectively), to promote wine knowledge and excitement in our beer-soaked city. An official website will launch soon, but for now you can follow along on Twitter at @Phlwineweek.

Philly Wine Week Participants (so far)
- Jet Wine Bar
- Vintage
- Tria
- Barbuzzo
- Jamonera
- Petruce et al.
- + bar
- Ristorante Panorama
- Alla​ Spina
- Tashan
- Garces Trading Company
- High Street on Market
- Zavino
- Zahav
- Brauhaus Schmitz
- Bistro St. Tropez
- Osteria
- Vernick Food & Drink
- Bar Ferdinand
- Cooperage
- The German Society of PA
- Tiffin

Places Mentioned

Brauhaus Schmitz

German • Bella Vista

Food22 Decor22 Service21 Cost$31

Spanish • Washington Square West

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Bistro St. Tropez

French • Rittenhouse Square

Food23 Decor20 Service22 Cost$42

Indian • Mount Airy

Food22 Decor14 Service18 Cost$24

Italian • Washington Square West

Food25 Decor20 Service23 Cost$28

Italian • Washington Square West

Food27 Decor21 Service24 Cost$43
Tiffin Bistro

Indian • Passyunk Square

Food- Decor- Service- CostM

Indian • Hawthorne

Food25 Decor25 Service23 Cost$51

Israeli • Society Hill

Food27 Decor24 Service26 Cost$51

Italian • Old City

Food24 Decor23 Service23 Cost$47
Bar Ferdinand

Spanish • Northern Liberties

Food24 Decor23 Service22 Cost$38

American • Rittenhouse Square

Food23 Decor21 Service21 Cost$46
Alla Spina

Italian • Spring Garden

Food25 Decor25 Service22 Cost$28
Vernick Food & Drink

American • Rittenhouse Square

Food- Decor- Service- CostE
Garces Trading Company

American • Washington Square West

Food25 Decor20 Service22 Cost$43

Wine Bar • Washington Square West

Atmo.22 Decor22 Service22 CostM
High Street on Market

New American • Old City

Food- Decor- Service- CostM

Indian • Poplar

Food22 Decor14 Service18 Cost$24
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