Philly's top sommelier and wine author will lead this rollicking crash course in the sensory science behind wine and food harmony, featuring offerings from the PA Cheese Guild. Organized by Albertson Cooking School and benefiting Alex's Lemonade Stand, this high-energy guided wine tasting is sure to surprise and delight and is just as suitable for novices and aficionados alike. We'll bust some urban myths, puncture some pompous protocols and make sure you leave feeling more confident in deciding what to drink with dinner. Don't miss it!
Marnie Old is one of the country’s leading wine experts and reviews wines weekly in the Philadelphia inquirer. Formerly the director of wine studies for Manhattan’s esteemed French Culinary Institute, she first came to national attention as the sommelier for Neil Stein's beloved Striped Bass, Avenue B and Rouge restaurants. Marnie is best known for her visually engaging books published by DK – the award-winning Wine: A Tasting Course and He Said Beer, She Said Wine, and for the irreverent animated "wine cartoons" she produces on behalf of Wines from Spain.