SAN FRANCISCO WINE SCHOOL LAUNCHES GLANCY WINE EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIPS AND SUMMER SERIES 2017



South San Francisco, California (June 8, 2017) San Francisco Wine School has something for everyone this summer from casual enthusiasts to the most serious pros.  Wine lovers of all types will enjoy the exciting Summer Series line-up of experiences and events with new additions such as Wine “Playing” Meals, Cellar Nights and Wine Bazaars and old favorites such as Wine Weekend Movie Matinees and Edu-tasting Seminars.

For students looking for more rigorous learning experiences and aspiring to earn industry-recognized credentials, San Francisco Wine School is thrilled to announce the launch of the much-anticipated Glancy Wine Education Fund, where students looking to start or advance their career in wine or hospitality will have access to over $40,000 in scholarships for wine education to help them pursue their personal and professional goals.


GLANCY WINE EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIPS
San Francisco Wine School believes that every motivated and engaged student should have access to high quality, professional education in their trade. Since their inception, they have been providing tuition assistance to worthy students and are thrilled to offer financial support for the next generation of industry leaders.
 
Last fall, San Francisco Wine School raised over $40,000 to establish the Glancy Wine Education Fund which is now offering scholarships of up to $5,000 each to students looking to start or advance a career in wine or hospitality and planning to enroll in a San Francisco Wine School Program before December 31, 2017.  Coursework must be completed by December 31, 2018.  Awards will be announced in August and will be based upon financial need and cost of coursework and in consideration of academic performance and work experience as well as educational and career goals.  Candidates may apply via the Glancy Wine Education Scholarship Application by June 30, 2017.  Students in need of career or program selection guidance may contact help@sfwineschool.com for assistance.


SUMMER SERIES KICKS OFF!
From now through August 27th, Summer Series experiences and events will take place at their gorgeous Wine Education & Events Center in thriving downtown South San Francisco.  Join Master Sommelier David Glancy for Tasting Tuesdays, Thirsty Thursdays and Wine Weekends!  See the full lineup below.


A GUIDE TO WHAT’S IN STORE

Cellar Nights
– Come Raid the SFWS Cellar of over 600 different selections at this Pop-up Blind Wine Tasting Bar select Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout the summer.  Master Sommelier David Glancy will be choosing a different theme each week.  Casual enthusiasts can mingle and nibble and explore the wines without preconceptions of what they should or shouldn’t like.  Serious students can dare to analyze the wines and make a conclusion. The winner takes home a prize but everyone will leave happy!

Tasting Tuesdays & Thirsty Thursdays – 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 & topics.  Whether you’re diving into blind tasting technique, learning about the most celebrated food & wine pairings, or exploring a specific region or varietal, you’ll love these casual, fun and informative edu-tastings!

Wine Weekends – These all-day celebrations are focused on YOUR favorite topics and varietals!  Enjoy Casual Edu-tastings, themed Wine Bazaars, Food & Wine Playing Experiences, Wine Movie Matinees, Pairing Competitions and Walk-Around Tastings.  Come all day or just for the events that interest you most!


SUMMER SERIES LINEUP

Cellar Nights – Every Other Tuesday & Thursday Throughout the Summer
June 13th, 15th, 27th,  29th
July 11th, 13th , 25th , 27th
August 8th, 10th, 22nd, 24th



Tasting Tuesdays

June 13th - Rosé through Summer Glasses 
June 27th – Greatest Wines of Italy
July 11th – Riesling Rules
July 25th – Intro to Blind Tasting
August 8th – Cowboy Wines of Cali
August 22nd – 5 Greatest Wines of France



Thirsty Thursdays

June 15th – Intro to Food Pairing
June 29th – Unexpected Cheese Pairing
July 13th – Sherry - Gem of Spain
July 27th – Some Like it Cool, Some Like it HOT!
August 10th – Public Blending Session
August 24th – Great Blends of the World



Wine Weekends

June 17th – Special Event: Cab is King! - Brunch  |  Wine Bazaar  |  Edu-Tasting
July 2nd – Special Event: Bubbles, Bubbles, Bubbles! - Edu-Tasting  |  Wine Bazaar  |  Movie Matinee
July 29th – Special Event:  Dark Side of Pinot – Edu-Tasting  |  Wine Bazaar  | Movie Matinee
August 13th – Special Event: Value Wines of the World - Edu-Tasting  |  Wine Bazaar
September 9th - Special Event: Luxury Wine Weekend - Seminar  |  Pairings Competition  |  Wine Bazaar

LOOKING FOR MORE SERIOUS CLASSES?
Online programs are running throughout the summer months!

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 your knowledge and  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 – July 10th through Sept 17th  
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 10th through Sept 17th
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 the world of wine has to offer.

 

LOCATION
San Francisco Wine School
415 Grand Ave, Top Floor
South San Francisco, CA 94080
650-763-1324

www.sfwineschool.com


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.  Their inspired educational programs and workshops are taught in their state of the art wine education and event center and in 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 and event 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.


Media Contact:
Alexandra Pace, CSW
San Francisco Wine School
apace@sfwineschool.com
212.380.7745
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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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