South San Francisco, California (May 19, 2016) San Francisco Wine School invites wine lovers to pump up their wine savvy this summer, with a series of events offering a more casual take on wine education. Bring your friends, relax and enjoy as you taste and learn through the summer months.

From June 8th to August 25th, Summer Series classes and events will take place at their gorgeous new Wine Education Center in thriving downtown South San Francisco. Join Master Sommelier David Glancy and his industry leading instructors for Wine Wednesday Workshops, Thirsty Thursday Tastings, Foodie Friday Pairing Dinners & Summer Movie Mania. For those who want to take advantage of all of these opportunities or keep their calendars flexible this summer, San Francisco Wine School is offering Summer Series Memberships with special savings. See the full lineup below.

Online and In-Class programs are running throughout the summer months!

WSET Level 2 by Grape Experience – June 4th through June 18th

Available in a convenient weekend format, this course provides a great foundation in the world of wine and is appropriate for beginning and intermediate students to apply to their personal passions or future professional and academic goals.

Wine Program Management – July 25th through July 27th

A proprietary program conceived by Master Sommelier David Glancy, is back! With this indispensable coursework, current and aspiring industry professionals can better grasp the art and science of conceiving, building, and managing a successful wine program.

eWine School

San Francisco Wine School’s revered online programs are also available this summer! Perfect for students abroad or who want to get ahead of the game for fall, Glancy eWine School is a great way to augment those wine region vacations. These unique classes are not your typical self-study program! The Glancy eWine School includes university style curriculum with personalized online instruction, student interaction and weekly tasting assignments to bring the classroom to you! Two different courses of study are available! 

California Wine Appellation Specialist® Online - June 6th through August 21st

The first and only in-depth professional credential dedicated to California wine. Recognized by Wine Institute and grower associations throughout the state, this one-of-a-kind program offers students a comprehensive, up-to-date, formal education on all of the California wine regions, featuring material that is literally impossible to find from other resources.  Plan that summer wine road trip now!

Certified Specialist of Wine Online - July 11th through September 18th

Travel around the world as you sip on your patio! This global wine program covers, tasting, viticulture, enology, and every major region on earth. Great as preparation for the Society of Wine Educators notoriously rigorous exam or simply to explore the incredible diversity wine has to offer.



Beef up your wine knowledge for that summer trip abroad or indulge yourself in a mini stay-cation by taking a virtual tour and tasting through your favorite wine regions around the world! On Wednesdays from 6-9p June 8th through August 24th, San Francisco Wine School presents casual versions of their most popular workshops from their regular curriculum. Explore 6-10 wines each night and enjoy learning about blind tasting techniques, food & wine pairing, or the history of famed regions and their role in today’s wine world, while learning about their climates, soils, grapes and styles that make each place unique.

Individual workshops are $125. Wine Wednesday Memberships are $695 and include admission to all workshops plus special Friends & Family Discounts. Visit for details.

June 8th 
– Intro to Blind Tasting

June 15th - Food & Wine Pairing Lab

June 22nd 
- Spain, Portugal & Greece

July 13th -
 Wines of Italy

July 20th -
 Rhone Valley

July 27th 
- Champagne 

August 3rd - 

August 10th – Burgundy’s Côte d'Or

August 17th - 

August 24th - Santa Barbara
 and Beyond


From June 9th thru Aug 25th, San Francisco Wine School opens its doors from 5:30-7:30 for Thirsty Thursdays! Each night, enjoy a themed walk up edu-tasting bar hosted by one of their industry leading instructors. Then choose a glass of your favorite and some paired small bites, pull up a chair and enjoy the view! It’s a perfect way to take in San Francisco Wine School’s gorgeous new wine education center with friends. 

Tickets are $35 in advance and $40 at the door. Thirsty Thursday Memberships are just $250 for all tastings and include special discounts for member guests. Visit sfwineschool/thirstythursdays for details.

June 9th - Wine 101 - Speak Like a Geek

June 16th - Do Points Matter?

June 23rd - 
Bubbles, Bubbles and More Bubbles

July 14th - Summer Through Rosé Colored Glasses

July 21st 
 - 50 Shades of Gris

July 28th - Savvy Blanc - Too Cool for the Pool

Aug 4th - Chardonnay - Burgundy, Butter and Beyond

August 11th - 
The Dark Side of Pinot

August 18th - Cabernet is King


Take your inner foodie on a tour of the palate this summer with gourmet meals and wines of the world as San Francisco Wine School opens its doors for Foodie Fridays! Each night, guests will enjoy welcome bubbles at 6:30pm and followed by a seated, 4-course, themed tasting dinner from 7-9pm prepared by Resident Chef Danae McLaughlin, with 8 wines carefully selected by Master Sommelier David Glancy to pair with the dishes. Meals will be enjoyed at community tables to keep things social and narrated by one of San Francisco Wine School’s industry leading instructors who will discuss the producers, varietals, & regions selected along with food and wine pairing theory. Seating is limited.  

Tickets are $165+ tax and must be purchased online in advance. Gratuity is included. Foodie Friday Memberships include all Pairing Dinners and special discounts for member guests for $395. Visit for details.  

Friday, June 17th - Foods and Wines of France

Friday, July 15th - Foods and Wines of California

Friday, Aug 19th - Foods and Wines of Italy


Join us for “interactive” movie screenings at our gorgeous new Wine Education Center this summer! Each movie event will include gourmet concessions, a wine-themed movie with special tastings, along with narrations and post movie Q&A with Master Sommelier David Glancy. All attendees must be 21+ years, tickets are $45 and must be purchased in advance. Movie Mania Members receive access to all movies plus special discounts for member guests for $75. Visit for details.

Thursday, June 23 6:30-9:30p – SOMM

Journey with 4 Master Sommelier candidates as they attempt to pass one of the most difficult exams in the world.

Sunday, July 17 3:30-6:30p - Bottle Shock

Relive the 1976 Judgment of Paris where an all-French panel voted California wines the winner in the blind tasting that shocked the world.


San Francisco Wine School
Top Floor
415 Grand Ave
South San Francisco, CA 94080



WINE WEDNESDAYS - $125, advance purchase required
THIRSTY THURSDAYS – $35 in advance, $40 at the door
FOODIE FRIDAYS – $165 +tax, advance purchase required
SUMMER MOVIE SCREENINGS - $45, advance purchase required


Get unlimited access to our 2016 Summer Series - choose from the Individual Membership packages or select the Summer Series VIP Membership - giving carte blanche access to each and every fun workshop, event, movie screening and tasting dinner in the series! Terms and conditions apply. Visit for more information.

Wine Wednesday Membership: $695
Access to all Wine Wednesday Workshops June 8th - August 24th
Includes 20% Discount Code for Friends and Family 

Thirsty Thursday Membership: $250
Access to all Thirsty Thursday Events June 9th - August 25th
Includes 15% Discount for Friends and Family

Foodie Friday Membership: $395
Access to all Foodie Friday Tasting Dinners June 17th - August 19th
Includes 15% Discount for Friends and Family

Summer Movie Mania Membership: $75
Access to all Summer Movie Screenings June 23rd - July 17th
Includes 15% Discount for Friends and Family

Summer Series VIP Membership: $1295
Access to all events in our Summer Series June 8th - August 25th 
Includes 20% Discount for Friends and Family


San Francisco Wine School strives to open up the world of wine to serious students and enthusiasts everywhere while helping people of all levels break into the wine industry, advance their career, or simply pursue their passions. Founded by Master Sommelier and Certified Wine Educator David Glancy, San Francisco Wine School is the largest wine school in the U.S., offering the most thoughtful approach to wine study.  Their inspired educational programs and workshops are taught in their state of the art wine education center and their cutting edge virtual classroom by industry-leading instructors from all major educational disciplines.  

San Francisco Wine School’s curriculum features the best content in the business: expert course materials, carefully conceived wine flights, and in-depth blind tasting exercises designed to engage students, illuminate course content and enhance learning.  Their brand new sunlight-filled wine education center is conveniently located just 5 minutes from San Francisco International Airport and boasts 16-ft high coved ceilings, eight 12-ft tall arched windows, and gorgeous 180 degree views of the San Bruno Mountains, South San Francisco City Hall and the San Francisco Bay, making it the perfect place to enjoy classes, industry seminars and tastings and host a wide variety of private events.


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