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GLANCY Wine Blog

Our blog is a place for instructors, food & wine professionals and San Francisco Wine School students to discuss news, interesting people and events as well as their thoughts about wine, spirits, the industry, and careers.


We’re always looking for guest authors!

Up to four submissions each month will be published. We accept a wide range of formats from blogs to photography and beyond. Topics range from travel to industry news and everything in between. Please email submissions to help@sfwineschool.com with your name, contact information, a little bit about you, and your piece.


Featured Blogs

How to Become a Sommelier
Clarifying Credential Blur

How to get a Job in the Wine Industry
Top 4 Reasons to Get Wine Credentials
The Gift of Service
Kristin Campbell Named Brand Ambassador for Women of the Vine & Spirits

Featured Articles

San Francisco Wine School's Kristin Campbell Named Brand Ambassador for Women of the Vine & Spirits

San Francisco Wine School's Kristin Campbell Named Brand Ambassador for Women of the Vine & Spirits

February 05, 2018

San Francisco Wine School's Kristin Campbell Named Brand Ambassador for Women of the Vine & Spirits We are very excited to announce that our own Chief Operating Officer, Kristin Campbell, has...
Don’t Take Wine Program Management… Unless You Want Your Wine Program to Make Money

Don’t Take Wine Program Management… Unless You Want Your Wine Program to Make Money

July 20, 2016

Don’t Take Wine Program Management… Unless You Want Your Wine Program to Make MoneyMake your wine program both passionate and profitable. San Francisco Wine School’s Wine Program Management course...
THE ORIGINS OF WINE CIVILIZATION: An Exploration of Ancient Wines and Their Evolution

THE ORIGINS OF WINE CIVILIZATION: An Exploration of Ancient Wines and Their Evolution

January 28, 2016

THE ORIGINS OF WINE CIVILIZATION: An Exploration of Ancient Wines and Their Evolution On Sunday, March 13th from 10am to 5:30pm, San Francisco Wine School will open the doors of its new Wine Educa...

The Heights of Wine Education: MW vs. MS

The Heights of Wine Education: MW vs. MS

October 08, 2015

  The Heights of Wine Education: MW vs. MS  Wine education is pursued for a multitude of reasons, ranging from personal enjoyment to career advancement. Formal wine training can be achieved and ap...
Clarifying Credential Blur

Clarifying Credential Blur

December 11, 2014

  Clarifying Credential Blur There are no legal requirements for anyone to become credentialed to work as, or call themselves, a sommelier. However, many individuals decide to challenge themselv...
Insider Interviews by David Furer - Presenting Dr. Liz Thach, MW

Insider Interviews by David Furer - Presenting Dr. Liz Thach, MW

November 06, 2014

Insider Interviews by David Furer - Presenting Dr. Liz Thach, MW Dr. Elizabeth ‚ÄúLiz‚Ä̬†Thach, MW is a Professor of Management and Wine Business at Sonoma State University in Rohnert Park, Californi...

Insider Interviews by David Furer ‚Äď Presenting Frank K√§mmer

Insider Interviews by David Furer ‚Äď Presenting Frank K√§mmer

September 25, 2014

¬† Insider Interviews by David Furer ‚Äď Presenting Frank K√§mmer Germany's first Master Sommelier,¬†Frank¬†K√§mmer, and I first became acquainted during my elongated stay working in the Stuttgart area i...
Understanding Somm Essentials

Understanding Somm Essentials

September 04, 2014

Understanding Somm Essentials Insider perspectives from our latest graduates. Somm Essentials celebrates its first round of graduates!
SF Wine School Gives Bloggers a Deep Dive Into Santa Barbara

SF Wine School Gives Bloggers a Deep Dive Into Santa Barbara

July 31, 2014

SF Wine School Gives Bloggers a Deep Dive Into Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County is one of California’s best and most diverse wine-growing regions. Among its five AVAs are climates ranging from co...

Travel Log ‚Äď FWS Alsace Immersion Trip

Travel Log ‚Äď FWS Alsace Immersion Trip

June 26, 2014

¬† Travel Log ‚Äď FWS Alsace Immersion TripÔĽŅ Greetings from Alsace, where the wines are as fascinating as the region. I was one of 15 wine professionals experiencing the French Wine Society‚Äôs first...
The Gift of Service

The Gift of Service

June 19, 2014

The Gift of Service ‚ÄúService not Servitude.‚ÄĚ ‚Äď Charlie Trotter. These are words that resonate with me to¬†this day. They describe the act of truly wanting to take care of people ‚Äď on all levels.
Get to Know ‚ÄėSomm Essentials‚Äô

Get to Know ‚ÄėSomm Essentials‚Äô

May 29, 2014

Get to Know ‚ÄėSomm Essentials‚Äô Somm Essentials is a 2-week intensive program developed by Master Sommelier David Glancy to provide broad knowledge across multiple beverage categories for students ...


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