Philadelphia Sommelier Marnie Old is one of the country's leading wine and beer authors and a gifted educator. Her refreshingly direct approach, irrepressible energy and emphasis on real-world relevance are a breath of fresh air in the stuffy wine profession.

Whether you’re a novice looking for the basics or an enthusiast who wants to take your knowledge to the next level, Marnie can help you with intuitive explanations and insider insights. Aspiring sommeliers will find resources here too, as will event planners looking for a sparkling speaker for memorable drinks-themed entertainment.

Sit back, pour yourself a glass and take a look around. is your new resource for celebrating the good life. Cheers!


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Marnie's irreverent advice on wine & spirits can now be found in the Philadelphia Daily News every other Thursday and online at