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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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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

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 MĂ©o and Jay Boberg

Insider Interviews by David Furer - Presenting Jean-Nicolas MĂ©o 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...
Meet Steven Spurrier - Father of the Judgment of Paris

Meet Steven Spurrier - Father of the Judgment of Paris

 Meet Steven Spurrier - Father of the Judgment of Paris Since 1964 Steven Spurrier’s work on behalf of his favorite beverage has been a somewhat circuitous one, having led him for the past few ye...

Rioja in Threes

Rioja in Threes

  Rioja in Threes Understanding Rioja is as easy as one, two, three. 1) There are three wine-growing regions—Rioja Alta, Alavesa, and Rioja Baja; three types of wine—white or “blanco,” rosé or “...
Naoussa Appellation, Macedonia, Greece

Naoussa Appellation, Macedonia, Greece

Naoussa Appellation, Macedonia, Greece Greece is home to some of the world’s most interesting grape varieties, yet the wines they produce have never received much fanfare. Even visitors to the c...
France and the Wines of Bordeaux

France and the Wines of Bordeaux

France and the Wines of Bordeaux Winemakers around the globe look to France as the benchmark; Burgundy for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, the Rhone Valley for Syrah, Bordeaux for Cabernet Sauvigno...

Spain's Private Vintner's Club - Grandes Pagos de Espana

Spain's Private Vintner's Club - Grandes Pagos de Espana

Spain's Private Vintner's Club - Grandes Pagos de Espana Finca Sandoval owner and journalist Victor de la Serna and Carlos Falcó Fernandez de Córdova, Marquis de Griñon, presented a selection of tw...
The Ladies of Vino Nobile

The Ladies of Vino Nobile

The Ladies of Vino Nobile A select group of sommeliers, wine merchants and journalists were invited to a presentation recently at St. Vincent Tavern & Wine Merchant in San Francisco honoring “T...
Why Somms Love Pinot Noir

Why Somms Love Pinot Noir

Why Somms Love Pinot Noir Pinot Noir, “peeno nwaahhr”, is a favorite of sommeliers and winemakers alike. Why? First of all, this noble red variety from France's Burgundy region makes an intensely ...

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...
TTB Establishes Eagle Peak Mendocino County AVA

TTB Establishes Eagle Peak Mendocino County AVA

  TTB Establishes Eagle Peak Mendocino County AVA On October 9, the U.S. Department of Treasury’s Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Board [TTB] approved 12 new California AVAs. Today, our focus ...
Sassicaia's Flying Wine Maker Dottore Sebastiano Rosa

Sassicaia's Flying Wine Maker Dottore Sebastiano Rosa

  Sassicaia's Flying Wine Maker Dottore Sebastiano Rosa Sassicaia is a wine known and loved the world over. From a beautiful coastal hamlet in Tuscany, this Super Tuscan blend is hands down Ital...


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