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.


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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

Women of the Vine Alliance is proud to announce our partnership with the San Francisco Wine School.

Women of the Vine Alliance is proud to announce our partnership with the San Francisco Wine School.

Women of the Vine Alliance is proud to announce our partnership with the San Francisco Wine School. Our COO and fearless leader, Kristin Campbell, attended the second annual Women of the Vine Con...
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

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...
11 New, Nested AVAs in Paso Robles Present Opportunities for Distinction

11 New, Nested AVAs in Paso Robles Present Opportunities for Distinction

11 New, Nested AVAs in Paso Robles Present Opportunities for Distinction Paso Robles was long the largest undivided AVA in California. That changed on October 9, 2014 when the TTB approved a pr...

74th DOCG Granted – Italy Celebrates a Serious Barbera

74th DOCG Granted – Italy Celebrates a Serious Barbera

  74th DOCG Granted – Italy Celebrates a Serious Barbera After a frenzy of new DOCG’s, many of them granted for less than serious wines in less than serious styles (think sweet, red and sparkling...
Manton Valley Approved as Tehama County’s 1st AVA

Manton Valley Approved as Tehama County’s 1st AVA

Manton Valley Approved as Tehama County's 1st AVA Leland Stanford planted vineyards at Vina in Tehama County in the mid 1800’s, but it wasn’t until August 1, 2014 that the area was recognized as a...
Malibu Coast Becomes an AVA

Malibu Coast Becomes an AVA

Malibu Coast Becomes an AVA The 46 mile long and 8 mile wide Malibu Coast, with glitzy beachfront mansions and celebrity-filled Starbucks, is now an official American Viticultural Area, or America...

Okanagan Valley – Wines of British Columbia

Okanagan Valley – Wines of British Columbia

Okanagan Valley – Wines of British Columbia Wine production, quality, and tourism are booming in the Okanagan Valley, Canada’s predominant wine district of the five contained within British Columb...
Pesticides in French Wine

Pesticides in French Wine

Pesticides in French Wine I can hear a soulful Edith Piaf lamenting, “Mon Dieu”. With the French Paradox we learned that drinking wine in moderation, with even a rich meal, may be beneficial to our...
Women in Wine on the Rise

Women in Wine on the Rise

Women in Wine on the Rise The second half of 2013 saw an upsurge in activities for women in wine in South America. In December at the Museo del Vino was the first meeting of the Asociación de Mueje...

Chile – The Big Freeze

Chile – The Big Freeze

Chile – The Big Freeze On September 17th and again a week later, several of Chile’s prime agricultural zones were hit with severe frost, the worst in decades. The world will enjoy less of Chile’s ...
Champagne Fall Release Report

Champagne Fall Release Report

Champagne Fall Release Report Champagne is going green. The CIVC has approved a new bottle (2 oz total weight) reducing the region’s CO2 output by 8,000 metric tons.
Fall  Release Report – Spain

Fall Release Report – Spain

Fall  Release Report – Spain Cava is always a bargain, but the elegant, lemony and slightly yeasty Anna de Cordoniu Cava Brut nv $15 is especially a good deal. Ideal for showcasing delicate seafoo...