San Francisco Wine School Does SommCon 2016!

We had an amazing weekend in San Diego with luminaries from every facet of the industry as we convened on a cutting edge line-up of topics with speakers and educators from across the globe.  We learned, tasted, ate, drank, and enjoyed meeting with old friends and new!

Kistler for days: Delicious Kistler Welcome Dinner on Wednesday night with Geoff Labitzke, MW of Kistler at Marina Kitchen.  This was the perfect start to an amazing weekend!

SommCon kicked off on Thursday bright and early as David Glancy taught a mini component tasting course to a sold out crowd. Somms really can get up at 8am!

Understanding the most fundamental components of wine is a huge aid in blind tasting technique.  Here, David draws from his Structure & Aroma Component Tasting curriculum, part of the proprietary Advanced Tasting program offered at San Francisco Wine School.

Thursday also included a Blind Tasting with the Masters: Master Sommeliers David Glancy, Joseph Spellman, Eric Entrikin, and Eric Hemer.

Wine Lunch on Thursday was MC'd by David Glancy and sponsored by Napa Valley Vintners with Keynote Speakers: Ian Cauble, MS, DLynn Proctor, and Pam Dillon.

Ran into our friends from El Cielo in Baja at "
Millennials Love Blends . . . Is this Contributing to the Strategic Emergence of Baja Wines?" Enjoyed their wines and incredible Baja Med dinner at Bracero Cocina later that night. 

Australia: Old Vines - Classic Wines with Matt Stamp, MS. How old is an old vine?

On Friday, Wine Lunch was MC'd by David Glancy and sponsored by Wines of Alsace, with Keynote Speaker Rajeev Vaidya.

Beyond the Floor:  David paneling at
SommCon with Evan Goldstein, MS and Wendy Shoemaker, AS about somms building careers outside of restaurants. 

History of Craft Beer with some Industry Veterans!

Grand Tasting at SommCon with over 100 Tables!

We love being a part of this flourishing industry and watching the continuous growth and achievement of our talented peers.  We can't to see what SommCon 2017 has in store!

By Alex Pace | |
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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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