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

An Interview with Karen MacNeil

An Interview with Karen MacNeil

We recently caught up with Karen MacNeil, author of the best -selling book The Wine Bible in anticipation of her visit Saturday, May 4th, where she’ll teach her hugely popular class What Makes Grea...
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

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...
Insider Interviews with David Furer - Presenting Dr. José Vouillamoz

Insider Interviews with David Furer - Presenting Dr. José Vouillamoz

Insider Interviews with David Furer - Presenting Dr. José VouillamozDr. José Vouillamoz is one of the world’s few, and leading, authorities on the origin and parentage of grape varieties through ...

Insider Interviews by David Furer - Presenting Jean-Nicolas Méo and Jay Boberg

Insider Interviews by David Furer - Presenting Jean-Nicolas Méo and Jay Boberg

  Insider Interviews by David Furer - Presenting Jean-Nicolas Méo and Jay BobergThe latest entry into the expanding number of French - especially Burgundian - vignerons into Oregon is that of Jean...
The Heights of Wine Education: MW vs. MS

The Heights of Wine Education: MW vs. MS

Formal wine training can be achieved and applied at a number of levels in a number of arenas. For the ambitious few with their sights set on the highest level of education in the industry, there a...
Origins of the Sommelier

Origins of the Sommelier

Origins of the Sommelier The word “sommelier”, or wine waiter, may have stemmed from the old French words “sommerier”, “somier”, and “bête de somme”. In this old French language, a “bête de somme”...

SF Wine School Gives Bloggers a Deep Dive Into Santa Barbara

SF Wine School Gives Bloggers a Deep Dive Into Santa Barbara

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 – FWS Alsace Immersion Trip

Travel Log – FWS Alsace Immersion Trip

  Travel Log – FWS Alsace Immersion Trip Greetings from Alsace, where the wines are as fascinating as the region. I was one of 15 wine professionals experiencing the French Wine Society’s first...
Get to Know ‘Somm Essentials’

Get to Know ‘Somm Essentials’

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

How to Kick-start Your Career With a Job in the Wine Industry

How to Kick-start Your Career With a Job in the Wine Industry

How to Get a Job in the Wine Industry San Francisco Wine School reached out to its friends from all sides of the wine industry to put together proven career advice from the pros. Breaking into the ...
Why Study California Wine?

Why Study California Wine?

Why Study California Wine Have you tasted that amazing 98-point Cabernet from NextNewWinery? It was featured in Wine Speculator and Bob Park’s Wine No-Advertising.
Wine Service Exams vs. the Real World

Wine Service Exams vs. the Real World

Wine Service Exams vs. the Real World I am constantly being asked for tips to prepare for the Court of Master Sommeliers’ exams. Everyone is terrified by the blind tasting exams, and the studying ...