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

Student Spotlight: Getting to Know Dana Gurela

Student Spotlight: Getting to Know Dana Gurela

Student Spotlight: Dana Gurela After studying, sipping and working in California wine country for five years, Dana Gurela has brought her expertise and passion for West Coast varietals back ho...
Riesling Feier - Stephen Bitterolf's NYC Riesling Event of the Year

Riesling Feier - Stephen Bitterolf's NYC Riesling Event of the Year

Riesling Feier - Stephen Bitterolf's NYC Riesling Event of the Year Since its 2012 inception Riesling Feier has been a much anticipated gathering of many of Germany's, and some of Alsace's, fines...
MS David Glancy Provides Answers for "Ask Decanter"

MS David Glancy Provides Answers for "Ask Decanter"

MS David Glancy Provides Answers for "Ask Decanter" We love “Ask Decanter” around here, with its pithy answers to intriguing questions about wine. We are especially proud when our own MS David Gla...

How To Taste Wine

How To Taste Wine

How To Taste Wine I am often asked about various wine gizmos and gadgets and also about the best way to learn how to taste wine.   Our approach at San Francisco Wine School is to guide you to le...
Insider Interview with David Furer - Jacques Lardière of Jadot/Résonance

Insider Interview with David Furer - Jacques Lardière of Jadot/Résonance

Insider Interview with David Furer - Jacques Lardière of Jadot/Résonance The veteran Burgundian winemaker of Louis Jadot and relative newcomer to Oregon's Willamette Valley with its Résonance bra...
MS David Glancy talks Champagne vs. sparkling wine with ABC News

MS David Glancy talks Champagne vs. sparkling wine with ABC News

With the holiday season in full swing, and New Years just around the corner, MS David Glancy talks with ABC News about Champagne and sparkling wine. David shares what makes Champagne special, the d...

Insider Interviews With David Furer - Michel Rolland

Insider Interviews With David Furer - Michel Rolland

Insider Interviews With David Furer - Michel Rolland Consulting enologist Michel Rolland and I first met at 2001's Sommelier Summit at Simi Winery where he hosted a blending seminar. The group of...
Join the Party!  San Francisco Wine School's Luxury Wine Weekend To Benefit the Glancy Wine Education Fund & Scholarships for North Bay Fire Victims

Join the Party! San Francisco Wine School's Luxury Wine Weekend To Benefit the Glancy Wine Education Fund & Scholarships for North Bay Fire Victims

Join the Party! San Francisco Wine School's Luxury Wine Weekend To Benefit the Glancy Wine Education Fund It’s no secret that wine consumption has been on the rise for some time now. With more co...
SAN FRANCISCO WINE SCHOOL HOSTS LUXURY WINE EVENT BENEFITTING THE GLANCY WINE EDUCATION FUND: SATURDAY, OCTOBER  21st

SAN FRANCISCO WINE SCHOOL HOSTS LUXURY WINE EVENT BENEFITTING THE GLANCY WINE EDUCATION FUND: SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21st

SAN FRANCISCO WINE SCHOOL HOSTS LUXURY WINE EVENT BENEFITTING THE GLANCY WINE EDUCATION FUND: SATURDAY, OCTOBER  21stIn collaboration with The San Francisco Chronicle, San Francisco Wine School in...

California Here I Come, Right Back Where I Started From

California Here I Come, Right Back Where I Started From

California Here I Come, Right Back Where I Started FromI work in the California wine industry, and my terroir is the Santa Cruz Mountains. I love our region; I love our wines. Yet, there’s more to...
Cynthia's SommSummit Journey

Cynthia's SommSummit Journey

Cynthia's SommSummit JourneyWhen I got the call from Alexandra Pace at the San Francisco Wine School telling me that I had won two tickets to the 2017 SOMM Summit, International Wine & Spirits...
Bubbles, Bubbles, Bubbles Was A Blast!

Bubbles, Bubbles, Bubbles Was A Blast!

Bubbles, Bubbles, Bubbles Was A Blast!What an amazing Wine Weekend Kickoff! We gathered on Sunday, July 2nd for a celebration of all that sparkles.  The day began with a Champagne Edu-Tasting with...