Well, here's another reason to puff up our chests. Apparently, Philadelphia actually ranks as one of the nation's "most affordable cities near wine country." What? Wine country? Where? Well, the Brandywine Valley, of course. With houses selling at a median price of $146,000, Philadelphia clearly ranks among the more affordable of large U.S. cities, but apparently, just southwest of Philadelphia, "the award-winning Chaddsford Winery is the state's largest winery, producing 50,000 cases every year." Together with other local wineries (have you ever taken the Cellar Tour at New Hope's Sand Castle Winery? Do it. Just don't drive after), the Philadelphia region is the seventh-largest producer of wine in the country.