What Programs Are Taught At San Francisco Wine School?

What Programs Are Taught At San Francisco Wine School?

Established in 2011, the San Francisco Wine School was instituted by one of 12 people in the world to hold a Certified Wine Educator credential and a Master Sommelier diploma among other credentials: Master Sommelier, David Glancy. Together with his team, Glancy provides his students world-class education on wine, as well as professional development in the industry.

Students wishing to learn in this prestigious wine school can choose among several certification programs that entail days, weeks and up to months of intense and expert training. All types of students, ranging from seasoned sommeliers to wine enthusiasts can find a perfect program.

Anyone wishing to be a San Francisco wine guru can attend classes either online or at the Wine Education and Events Center located in South San Francisco. Here are some of the programs taught.

Blind Wine Tasting

Through this program, students sharpen their ability to identify aromas and assess wine structure. The subject of blind wine tasting has been developed for different levels, such as intermediate blind wine tasting and advanced blind wine tasting. Students are exposed to classic wines from across the world in order to refine regional and varietal identification skills.

Food and Wine Pairing

Students interested in food and wine pairing are taught wine program management, restaurant wine 101, somm essentials and somm essentials intensive. Wine program management, for example, is a certificate program aimed at teaching the students vital aspects such as beverage cost control, art and science of wine list development, cellar management and beverage law, as well as vendor relations.

Restaurant wine 101 develops exceptional service and salesman skills by learning how to taste and talk about wine to guests, perfectly pair food and wine, learn the wine list and understanding the sales process, among others.

What Else is Offered?

There are different career track programs that aspiring students can enroll in. These include sommelier, bartender, importer/exporter, winery hospitality, chef, hospitality management, and sales and marketing.

What If One Can’t Afford the Classes?

The San Francisco wine school has an option for people passionate about wine, but can’t afford to pay for the classes or don’t have enough time to dedicated towards studies. The school organizes workshops in South San Francisco, lasting about two to four hours, giving San Francisco wine aficionados a great opportunity to quickly learn about wine and any other related topic of interest. Notably, during each workshop, the school’s proficient instructors guide learners through blind-tasting between six and 12 wines.

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