An after-hours wine study group shows how much the local scene has evolved

The Philadelphia Inquirer, April 15, 2016

It’s just before midnight on a Thursday when they straggle into the hushed lobby of the Rittenhouse Hotel, many bleary-eyed from their restaurant shifts, each toting a bottle wrapped in a brown paper bag.

Upstairs in Lacroix’s private dining room, these servers and sommeliers gather around a long table, pouring their wines into decanters and arranging their spit cups. After a few stifled yawns, the group is primed for a deep dive into this week’s theme: domestic reds…

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