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

SFWS Team Retreat in Murphys, CA!

SFWS Team Retreat in Murphys, CA!

SFWS Team Retreat in Murphys, CA! Like all good things, it starts with a biker bar.  Lagorio's in Farmington, CA was the perfect pit-stop for our Friday evening full moon travels up to Murphys, ...
Bio: John Szabo, MS

Bio: John Szabo, MS

Student Spotlight:  Getting to Know Alison Louis dit Alleaume

Student Spotlight: Getting to Know Alison Louis dit Alleaume

Student Spotlight:  Getting to Know Alison Louis dit AlleaumeFrom Spanish and Malagasy origins, Alison Louis dit Alleaume grew up in Switzerland and graduated from the Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne ...

San Francisco Wine School and Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits Unite for Corporate Education

San Francisco Wine School and Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits Unite for Corporate Education

San Francisco Wine School and Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits Unite for Corporate Education Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits, the leading wine and spirits distributor in the US, has chos...
Student Spotlight: Getting to Know Wilbert Herrera

Student Spotlight: Getting to Know Wilbert Herrera

Student Spotlight: Getting to Know Wilbert Herrera Wilbert Herrera is an enthusiastic member of the San Francisco Wine School family. He's taken Intro to Blind Tasting, and successfully completed...
Pushing the Limit of Cool Climates: Exploring Nova Scotia, Part Two

Pushing the Limit of Cool Climates: Exploring Nova Scotia, Part Two

Pushing the Limit of Cool Climates: Exploring Nova Scotia, Part TwoDavid Furer chats with some of Nova Scotia's notable wineries: Lightfoot & Wolfville Vineyards, Blomidon, Gaspereau Vineyard...

Pushing the Limit of Cool Climates: Exploring Nova Scotia, Part One

Pushing the Limit of Cool Climates: Exploring Nova Scotia, Part One

Pushing the Limit of Cool Climates: Exploring Nova Scotia, Part One Having previously known of Nova Scotia only from tales told me of Cape Breton 30 years ago by a friend who summered often ther...
Vega Sicilia Master Class & Tasting

Vega Sicilia Master Class & Tasting

Vega Sicilia Master Class & Tasting  What an opportunity!! We gathered this past Sunday to taste an amazing line-up from the most prestigious wine estate in Spain - Vega Sicilia.  Hosted by Eu...
Good Luck to Our Newest Class of California Wine Appellation Specialist Candidates!!

Good Luck to Our Newest Class of California Wine Appellation Specialist Candidates!!

Good Luck to Our Newest Class of California Wine Appellation Specialist® Candidates!!This past weekend, we dove into a concentrated three days of learning with a great group of enthusiastic stude...

SAN FRANCISCO WINE SCHOOL STUDENT JENNI BURGESS TAKES THE GOLD MEDAL AT THE 2016 BEST WINE STUDENT OF LA SOIRÉE WINE TASTING COMPETITION!

SAN FRANCISCO WINE SCHOOL STUDENT JENNI BURGESS TAKES THE GOLD MEDAL AT THE 2016 BEST WINE STUDENT OF LA SOIRÉE WINE TASTING COMPETITION!

San Francisco Wine School Student Jenni Burgess Takes the Gold Medal at the 2016 Best Wine Student of La Soiree Wine Tasting Competition! On November 18, 2016, The French American Chamber of Comm...
San Francisco Wine School Does SommCon 2016!

San Francisco Wine School Does SommCon 2016!

San Francisco Wine School Does SommCon 2016!We had an amazing weekend in San Diego with luminaries from every facet of the industry as we convened on a cutting edge line-up of topics with speakers...
San Francisco Wine School Students Dominate Round One of the 2016 Best Wine Student of La Soirée Wine Tasting Competition!

San Francisco Wine School Students Dominate Round One of the 2016 Best Wine Student of La Soirée Wine Tasting Competition!

San Francisco Wine School Students Dominate Round One of the 2016 Best Wine Student of La Soirée Wine Tasting Competition! On Thursday, November 10th, 17 candidates from four different Bay Area w...