Blind Tasting Workshop Added to Uncorked Wine Festival

Blind Tasting WorkshopSan Francisco Wine School’s David Glancy Joins Festival to Help “Save The Bay”

Blind Tasting 2San Francisco, Calif. (May 13, 2014) David Glancy of San Francisco Wine School, one of only twelve people in the world to hold both a Master Sommelier diploma and the Certified Wine Educator credential, will bring “Taste Like a Pro”— a one hour version of his Blind Tasting Workshop, to the Ninth Annual Uncorked Wine Festival at San Francisco’s Ghirardelli Square on May 17. Glancy’s engaging style and inspired content raise the bar in wine education and boost participants’ comprehension and enjoyment of wine.

Festival details
Uncorked attendees will sample wines from the best of California’s wine country and enjoy live entertainment while raising money for local non-profit Save The Bay. The Festival will take place at Ghirardelli Square, 900 North Point Street at the corner of Larkin and Beach streets, from 1-6 p.m. on May 17. Wineries stationed along Beach Street will include both legendary and boutique producers such as Alexander Valley Vineyards, the Boisset Family Estates (Buena Vista Winery, Raymond Vineyards, DeLoach Vineyards & JCB Wines), Bluxome Street Winery, Gloria Ferrer, Longboard Vineyards, Robert Mondavi Winery, and Rosenblum Cellars. Off the Grid will host a Food Truck Court with savory bites available for sale. The event will also feature live musical performances on the Hard Rock stage by April & the Paradigm, Matt Jaffe & the Distraction as well as Mitchell Lujan. Uncorked tickets are $55 and include a souvenir wine glass and unlimited tastings.

Blind Tasting 3 Two sessions of Glancy’s “Taste Like a Pro” will be offered – 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. – on the Mustard Terrace at the Fairmont Heritage Place, Ghirardelli Square. Sessions are $25; reserve a space at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/9th-annual-uncorked-wine-festival-tickets-10301673583.

For more information about the Uncorked Wine Festival, visit: www.ghirardellisq.com or call 415.775.5500. To purchase tickets, visit: http://ghirardellisquareuncorked.eventbrite.com/.

About San Francisco Wine School
We strongly believe that education propels everyone to greater success. At San Francisco Wine School, our mission is to breathe new energy into the world of wine education by teaching only the wine topics and credential programs that best prepare students for that success. Inspired educational programs are taught by industry-leading instructors and feature the best content in the business: expert course materials, carefully conceived wine pairings, and interactive blind tasting exercises designed to engage students, illuminate course content and enhance learning. Rigorous wine programs not only aid in credential exam preparation, but foster an in-depth understanding of wine types and world appellations and with that, a profound appreciation of the subject. San Francisco Wine School launched the California Wine Appellation Specialist® (CWAS) credential, the first ever, in-depth California professional credential program, and the new Somm Essentials certification, the essential training for professionals in all branches of food and beverage service. For more information, visit San Francisco Wine School at www.sfwineschool.com and on Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, and Twitter.

About Ghirardelli Square
Steeped in the history of San Francisco, Ghirardelli Square dates back to the mid-1800s, when it served as the original site of the Ghirardelli family’s chocolate, cocoa, mustard and box factories. Today, it is a popular destination for San Francisco visitors and Bay Area residents, offering shopping, waterfront dining near Fisherman’s Wharf, art galleries, family events, walking tours, and more. One of the first successful mixed-use redevelopment projects in the United States, Ghirardelli Square has been a San Francisco landmark for more than 100 years. To ensure its preservation, Ghirardelli Square was granted National Historic Register status in 1982. Ghirardelli Square is located at 900 North Point Street, in San Francisco, California, at the corner of Beach and Larkin Streets. For more information about Ghirardelli Square, visit www.Ghirardellisq.com or call (415) 775.5500.

About Save The Bay
Save The Bay is the largest regional organization working to protect and restore San Francisco Bay. As the Bay’s leading champion since 1961, Save The Bay remains dedicated to making the Bay cleaner and healthier for people and wildlife. We protect our natural treasure from pollution and inappropriate shoreline development; restore habitat; and secure strong policies to re-establish 100,000 acres of wetlands that are essential for a healthy Bay. We engage more than 40,000 supporters, advocates and volunteers to protect the Bay, and inspire the next generation of environmental leaders by educating thousands of students annually. www.saveSFbay.org

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