An Old City Wine Bar Aims for a Different Kind of Guinness


Last week, while I was enjoying pork cutlet, a fantastic mushroom app, and way, way too much wine at Old City’s oft-overlooked Ristorante Panorama in the Penn’s View Hotel, the restaurant’s polished general manager and wine director William Eccleston told me that he is in the process of applying to the Guinness Book of World Records for their fabulous wine program, which, if you are unfamiliar, consists of 120 wines by the glass. He’s applying not only for the largest number of wines by the glass available in a restaurant, but also for the wine-preserving cruivnet system itself, which he believes to be the world’s largest (take that, Kentucky). For a good introduction to Panorama’s offerings, check out their weekly Friday Night Flights happy hour, featuring cheese, hors d’oeuvres, and a wine tasting led by Eccleston for $20.

Ristorante Panorama, Penn’s View Hotel, Front & Market streets; 215-922-7600.