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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.


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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

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 Get a Job in the Wine Industry

How to Get 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 ...
Top 4 Reasons to Get Wine Credentials

Top 4 Reasons to Get Wine Credentials

Top 4 Reasons to Get Wine Credentials What anyone knew just five years ago is completely out of date in many areas. European Union Common Market Organization reforms that occurred 2008-2011 contin...

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.
How to Become a Sommelier

How to Become a Sommelier

How to Become a Sommelier Which Wine Credential is Best to Become a Sommelier? Many people are confused by what I call wine credential blur. This is further muddled by competing and sometimes misle...
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 ...

Selling Wine to Sommeliers – by Catherine Fallis

Selling Wine to Sommeliers – by Catherine Fallis

Selling Wine to Sommeliers – by Catherine Fallis When thinking about selling wine to restaurants, try to remember who the customer is. In any sales position, good service goes a long way.
How to Start a Career in the Wine Industry (or Not)

How to Start a Career in the Wine Industry (or Not)

How to Start a Career in the Wine Industry (or Not)Many people are surprised to find out that the majority of my students over the last decade have been career changers. The next largest student se...