San Francisco, California (Dec 11, 2015) With a successful Grand Opening under its belt, San Francisco Wine School is now the largest wine school in the United States.  2016 brings its biggest line-up ever of wine-related certification programs,workshopsonline classesintensivescorporate training, and public and private events that span a diversity of topics within the wine and beverage industries.  Classes range in scope, length, format, and level of difficulty and are appropriate for anyone interested in learning about wine, from casual consumers to accomplished industry professionals.

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San Francisco Wine School’s dynamic, industry-recognized programming has earned its reputation as a leader in wine education.  In addition to the tried and true line-up of essential wine and beverage industry certifications and credentials, the school is debuting brand new, cutting edge programs in 2016.  The new schedule kicks off January 6th, 2016 with their ever-popular Intro to Blind Tasting workshop.

2016 Schedule Includes New Course in Wine Program Management

New course in Wine ManagementThis coming January, School Founder and Master Sommelier David Glancy will launch his proprietary course in Wine Program Management. With his BA degree in Hotel, Restaurant & Institutional Management from Michigan State University and over 15 years of experience successfully managing and consulting for some of the world's finest hotels and restaurants, Glancy offers students unparalleled insight and training. 

This indispensable certificate program, led by Master Glancy, himself, helps students grasp the art and science of Wine List Development, Beverage Cost Control, Vendor Relations, Beverage Law and Cellar Management and bring their career to the next level.  This course is perfect for those already in the industry or those that aspire to position themselves as candidates for competitive wine buying jobs.

In addition to Wine Program Management, San Francisco Wine School will be rolling out expanded options for existing programs, including new online and intensive formats, and accommodating class schedules including weekday, weekend, and evening meetings.  

Presale Promotion

San Francisco Wine School is offering an attractive incentive for those prospective and repeat students that are considering enrolling in 2016 programs. A $100 discount will be applied to all program registrations that are completed by December 31st, 2015.  This is a significant savings for already competitively priced wine related credentials and certificates.  

Please use promo code PRESALE2016 at checkout to activate discount.

Formats: Intensive, Weekly & Online

Formats: Weekly

Formats: Intensive & Weekly

Formats: Weekly

Formats: Intensive & Weekly

Formats: Intensive & Weekly

Formats: Weekly & Online

Formats: Intensive & Weekly

Formats: Intensive, Weekly & Online

Formats: Intensive & Weekly

 *Discount does not apply to WSET Level 2 or installment payment plans. May not be combined with other offers.

About the Wine Education Center

San Francisco Wine School’s sunlight-filled wine education center San Francisco Wine School Classroomboasts 16-ft high coved ceilings, eight 12-ft tall windows, and gorgeous 180 degree views of the San Bruno Mountains, South San Francisco City Hall and the San Francisco Bay. Two sets of movable acoustic walls allow varied configurations from three large classrooms to one grand event space. Modular furniture enables table seating for over 130 and walk-around events for up to 400. Finishing touches include a state of the art AV system with multiple 80" mobile monitors and a 2,000 bottle wine cellar to house the 400 selections used in curriculum. Sponsors include Riedel, Meiko, and Enoteca La Storia.










About San Francisco Wine School

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.

David has evaluated all the wine certifications and programs in the industry and chosen those created by only the most trusted, well-respected sources. He also created proprietary programs to prepare students for self-study exams, helping them pass with confidence and enrich their educational process. Curriculum is taught by industry-leading instructors and features the best content in the business: expert lectures, professional study materials, carefully conceived wine flights, and in-depth blind tasting exercises designed to engage students, illuminate course content and enhance learning. Learn more about our vision.

Check out our full schedule of programs, workshops and public events. Private, customized experiences and corporate training is also available.

Alexandra Pace


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