Press Release: San Francisco Wine School CEO Elected to Society of Wine Educators’ Board of Directors

Press Release: San Francisco Wine School CEO Elected

San Francisco, CA, August 29, 2013 – The membership of the Washington, DC based Society of Wine Educators has elected San Francisco Wine School’s founder and CEO, David Glancy, to their Board of Directors. Of their 15 Directors, two are now Master Sommeliers (including Glancy) and one is a Master of Wine.

In addition to launching the San Francisco Wine School in June 2011, Glancy also runs SFsommelier Consulting, is on the Editorial Advisory Board of the Sommelier Journal and is Echanson Provincial (wine guy) for the Chaine des Rotisseurs Pacific Northwest. Previously, he created, managed and taught the Certified Sommelier Program at the Professional Culinary Institute (now known as International Culinary Center California). During that time, he secured the partnership for the school with the Court of Master Sommeliers and helped over 400 students pass the Court of MS’ Certified Sommelier exam (CS). Glancy also taught wine and business management at Le Cordon Bleu’s California Culinary Academy in San Francisco. He has worked in the wine industry for over 20 years, throughout the U.S. and Asia and has traveled to many of the major wine regions of the world.

Glancy is one of only 132 Master Sommeliers in North America, and 201 in the world, he has also passed the Society of Wine Educators’ Certified Wine Educator Exam (CWE), the Certified Specialist of Spirits Exam (CSS) and French Wine Scholar Exam (FWS).

About San Francisco Wine School
Master Sommelier, David Glancy, launched the San Francisco Wine School in June 2011, which serves to provide world-class wine education and professional training for successful wine careers. Bringing all relevant credential programs under one roof, students are offered a number of career path choices in the wine business. A roster of top instructors offers up in-depth certification programs on a frequent basis. Online registration is now available for the September class of California Wine Appellation Specialist® (online or in-class) and Certified Specialist of Wine.

About The Society of Wine Educators
The Society of Wine Educators was founded in 1977. It is a non-profit educational organization whose mission is to advance wine education through professional development and certification. They offer several programs: ­the Certified Specialist of Wine (CSW), Certified Specialist of Spirits (CSS), Certified Wine Educator (CWE), and Hospitality/Beverage Specialist Certificate (HBSC). These are internationally recognized and highly regarded in the wine and spirits industry.

For more information, please visit, look for San Francisco Wine School on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter or contact David Glancy, MS, CWE, CSS, FWS at or 415|779-2397.

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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 & events 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 & events 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—from serious educational programs for wine/hospitality industry staff to team-building and other fun, social, private events for wine enthusiasts.

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