San Francisco Wine School Celebrates Anniversary & Launches Glancy Wine Education Fund Saturday, November 5th

South San Francisco, California (October 6th, 2016) In collaboration with Wine Spectator and the Golden Gate Restaurant Association, San Francisco Wine School invites you to join in for a spectacular Anniversary Celebration and the launch of the Glancy Wine Education Fund on Saturday, November 5th!  


While San Francisco Wine School’s 5-year journey to becoming the largest wine school in the country has been filled with excitement and adventure, this event marks the very special 1-year anniversary of the grand opening of their beautiful Wine Education & Events Center in South San Francisco and the perfect occasion to launch the Glancy Wine Education Fund.  

Celebrity author, speaker & television host 
Leslie Sbrocco kicks off the festivities with "Test your Wine Knowledge" where the audience will taste, laugh and learn as a blind tasting panel of rising star sommeliers tries to guess what's in their glass.  Guests can also meander through the San Francisco Wine School Grand Tasting featuring Wines of the World, Gourmet Bites, Sabering, Hilarious Service Olympics, Auction & More!

San Francisco Wine School believes that every motivated and engaged student should have access to high quality, professional education in their trade. Sadly, many jobs in hospitality and the wine industry pay well below equivalent positions in other industries and those truly passionate about their field, cannot afford the education they need to begin or advance their careers.  Since its inception in 2011, San Francisco Wine School has been providing tuition assistance and internship programs to worthy students interested in starting or advancing their career in the wine industry.  The launch of the Glancy Wine Education Fund will allow the school to greatly expand their ability to provide financial assistance to those in need.  All event profits and auction proceeds will go towards establishing this important fund.

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Saturday, November 5th, 2016 

3:00-4:30p: “Test Your Wine Knowledge” - Blind Tasting with Top SF Sommeliers and YOU!

Formerly held at Golden Gate Restaurant Association's Eat DrinkSF, this is the 5th year Wine Spectator has brought this event to the Bay Area, but the first time at San Francisco Wine School. San Francisco’s top sommeliers will teach guests what it takes to analyze wines in a blind tasting. The group, and the audience, will blind taste through a lineup of six wines, each from different regions and grape varieties. Not even the sommeliers will know what they are tasting! Meet panelists:

  • D’Lynn Proctor, AS, Winemaking Ambassador, Penfolds, Star of the movie SOMM & Instructor, San Francisco Wine School
  • Wendy Shoemaker, AS, Food & Beverage Director, St Francis Yacht Club
  • Martin Sheehan-Stross, AS, Lead Sommelier, Michael Mina & recent winner of Best Young Sommelier in the World

4:30-7:30p:  San Francisco Wine School Grand Tasting - Wine, Bites, Sabering, Olympics, Auction & More!

Enjoy heavenly sips and gourmet bites from around the world as you mingle with panelists and instructors, enjoy sabering demonstrations, hilarious service olympics and explore the many unique auction items all benefiting the new Glancy Wine Education Fund!    

$185 per person: Full Afternoon event including “Test Your Wine Knowledge” Blind Tasting Seminar and San Francisco Wine School Grand Tasting

$125 per person: San Francisco Wine School Grand Tasting Only

Limited number of early access press passes available for panel & host interviews. Send requests with business card to

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

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 and 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 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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