San Francisco Wine School's David Glancy, MS is proud to join the judging panel for the 2018 California Green Medal: Sustainable Winegrowing Leadership Awards.

Now in its fourth year, the California Green Medal: Sustainable Winegrowing Leadership Awards provides recognition to vineyards and wineries who are leaders in implementing the 3 E’s of sustainability (environment, economic and social equity). The Green Medal inspires others in the industry and highlights the benefits of participating in a sustainability program. It’s a great opportunity to showcase the amazing commitment many California growers and vintners have made to protecting the environment and enhancing the communities in which they live and work.


In collaboration with The San Francisco Chronicle, San Francisco Wine School invites the public to join their community for a spectacular Luxury Wine Anniversary Celebration and Scholarship Auction benefitting the Glancy Wine Education Fund the afternoon of Saturday, October 21st!  

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 chosen the San Francisco Wine School to be an external education provider in California, with the first training program yielding record-breaking results.


New Programs & Events, Old Favorites, And An Early Bird Promotion!

San Francisco Wine School invites wine lovers back to school, the fun way! Fall Programs include respected certifications and credentials for every kind of student, from consumers and enthusiasts to the most advanced wine industry professionals. They are also offering over 75 workshops.

Eat Drink SF

Eat Drink SF's signature Grand Tastings are a food lover's paradise.  

They feature amazing flavors and one-of-a-kind experiences enjoyed under one roof on San Francisco Bay's waterfront. Watch renown chefs and bartenders do demonstrations on the main stage. Learn about wine in the San Francisco Wine School Beverage Classroom.

San Francisco Wine School Announces Summer Series: Wine Wednesdays, Thirsty Thursdays, Foodie Fridays And Summer Movies

The San Francisco Wine School has become a favorite of South San Francisco’s newest Grand Avenue business’ and there is a great buzz around town from those who have checked out this great addition to our City.

Podcast on Wine-Two-Five with Master Sommelier David Glancy

Welcome Wine-Two-Five listeners! Thank you so much for joining us for Episode 47! I’m Steph, and today Val and I are chatting with our special guest David Glancy, Master Sommelier.

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Riedel Crystal announces partnership with the San Francisco Wine School Riedel

The 300 year-old family credited with revolutionizing glassware for the enjoyment of wine, announces an exclusive partnership with the San Francisco Wine School. Inaugurated in November 2015, the partnership names Riedel Crystal as the sole glassware provider to the school, which will use Riedel’s varietal specific stemware for all events, tastings and testing purposes.

THE ORIGINS OF WINE CIVILIZATION: An Exploration of Ancient Wines and Their Evolution

On Sunday, March 13th from 10am to 5:30pm, San Francisco Wine School will open the doors of its new Wine Education Center for the first of its kind event exploring these ancient wines and their modern expressions with The Cradle of Wine Civilization.

For Immediate Release: San Francisco Wine School Grand Opening!

San Francisco, California (Oct. 14, 2015) Since 2011, San Francisco Wine School has been helping people of all levels break into the wine industry, advance their career or simply pursue their passion. With the opening of its new space San Francisco Wine School is now the largest wine school in the U.S. 

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San Francisco, California (Dec 11, 2015) With a successful Grand Opening under its belt, San Francisco Wine School is now the largest wine school in the United States.  2016 brings its biggest line-up ever of wine-related certification programs,workshopsonline classesintensivescorporate training, and public and private events that span a diversity of topics within the wine and beverage industries.

San Francisco Wine School Opens Doors to Cutting-Edge Wine Education Center

With the opening of its new space San Francisco Wine School is now the largest wine school in the U.S. After months of careful planning and renovations, the 4,000 sq ft, top floor Wine Education Center at 415 Grand Avenue in downtown South San Francisco is now ready for the public.

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Summer School Has Never Been More Fun

San Francisco, Calif. (May 28, 2015) San Francisco Wine School invites wine lovers to pump up their wine savvy this summer, with a series of relaxed and enjoyable wine tasting workshops that also include some serious learning. 

California Wine Intensive in Washington DC

San Francisco Wine School brings California Wine Intensive to DC June 5-7, 2015

Somms of the East Coast get ready; serious California wine education is hopping coasts to cater to the thriving restaurant scene in Washington DC. David Glancy of San Francisco Wine School proposes that these this powerful immersion into California wine “may change the course of your wine career, or make your team significantly more effective at what they do.”

Advanced Wine Tasting and Service Training to Debeut April 7 - Five days of intensive study inspired by a decade of experience

San Francisco, Calif. (March 26, 2015) Busy wine professionals don't always think about formal wine education but two new programs from San Francisco Wine School were designed just for them. Just five days long and extremely targeted, the School’s new Advanced Tasting and Advanced Service intensives were built by School founder and Master Sommelier David Glancy to help the best in the business quickly and expertly hone their professional skills and train for any upper-level tasting or service exam.

Join Us and Get to Know the Grape Xinomavro

Join Us and Get to Know the Grape Xinomavro and the Wines of the Naoussa Region of Greece. Register Today!

Xinomavro (Ksee no' ma vro) is the signature varietal of the Naoussa region of Greece. An indigenous Greek varietal known for it's distinctive flavors and aromas and long aging potential, Xinomavro is one of the most significant red varietals of Northern Greece and particularly Naoussa.

California Wine Intensive Hits Vegas

“California Wine Intensive” Hits Vegas March 27-29 - Become a Credentialed California Wine Expert in Sin City in Just Three Days

San Francisco, Calif. (March 5, 2015) - Play the slots, take in a show, and then spend a few days in Las Vegas tasting wine with San Francisco Wine School. Not what you expected for a trip to Sin City? David Glancy wagers that, if you join him, “What happens in Vegas just may change the course of your career.”

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New Year, New Courses from San Francisco Wine School

San Francisco, Calif. (January 29, 2015) With the addition of Master of Wine Adam Lapierre to the team and three brand new programs to the schedule, San Francisco Wine School now boasts top-level educators from, and coursework for, all four major wine credentialing bodies. The School’s elite group now comprises three Master Sommeliers (Court of Master Sommeliers), three with Diplomas in Wine & Spirits (Wine & Spirits Education Trust), three Certified Wine Educators (Society of Wine Educators) and one Master of Wine (Institute of Masters of Wine).

NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION: KICK-START YOUR WINE CAREER, NOW!  San Francisco Wine School Winter-Spring Schedule Begins January 5th

Is this the year to take your wine expertise to the next level? San Francisco Wine School unveils eight winter/spring wine programs and over 40 workshops designed to do just that.

San Francisco Wine School Debuts Cutting-Edge Italian Wine Program and Certification September 23 – December 2, 2014

San Francisco, Calif. (August 14, 2014) San Francisco Wine School in conjunction with Italian Wine Central, the most authoritative online source about Italian wine, announces a new program that provides a solid foundation in the wines of Italy for professionals and serious enthusiasts: the Italian Wine Professional (IWP) certification. San Francisco Wine School is the first West Coast school authorized to teach this comprehensive new program.

Beringer Winery To Host San Francisco Wine School's 3-Day "California Wine Intensive" August 8-10, 2014

San Francisco, Calif. ( July 8, 2014) — San Francisco Wine School challenges the next generation of wine experts with the first and only professional credential program on California wine: the California Wine Appellation Specialist® degree (CWAS® for short). San Francisco Wine School founder David Glancy is one of only twelve people in the world to hold both a revered Master Sommelier diploma and a Certified Wine Educator credential, and is a visionary for wine education.


San Francisco, Calif. (May 28, 2014) In San Francisco Wine School’s summer schedule, David Glancy unveils his newest certification, the highly anticipated Somm Essentials. This two-week intensive program combines industry and product knowledge with service and tasting skills – expertise critical to staying competitive in today’s hospitality industry.


San Francisco, Calif. (May 13, 2014) David Glancy of San Francisco Wine School, one of only twelve people in the world to hold both a Master Sommelier diploma and the Certified Wine Educator credential, will bring “Taste Like a Pro”— a one hour version of his Blind Tasting Workshop, to the Ninth Annual Uncorked Wine Festival at San Francisco’s Ghirardelli Square on May 17. Glancy’s engaging style and inspired content raise the bar in wine education and boost participants’ comprehension and enjoyment of wine.



SAN FRANCISCO, CA, May 1, 2014 – Ready to invest in your passion for wine this summer with an educational vacation or stay-cation in San Francisco? David Glancy, MS, CWE, unveils San Francisco Wine School’s seven spring and summer wine programs and workshops, each designed to take participants—whether wine professional or serious enthusiast—to the next level.

Intensive 3-Day Wine Immersion Into California Appellations

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, April 10, 2014 — An intensive, three-day wine education program in San Francisco, CA, April 26-28 delves into the intricacies of California’s wine and wine regions, and examines their impact on the world of wine. Upon successful completion, program participants will earn the California Wine Appellation Specialist® credential.

San Francisco Wine School Offers Only California Wine Credential Program

San Francisco, CA, January 17, 2014 – San Francisco Wine School is offering the first and only formal credential relating to California wines to shape a new generation of industry-leading California wine experts: the California Wine Appellation Specialist® (CWAS) Program. Nick Frey, former President of Sonoma County Winegrowers, is very supportive.

San Francisco Wine School Achieves 100 Percent Pass Rate on French Wine Scholar Exam, Beats Average Pass Rate by 35 Percent

San Francisco, CA, November 14, 2013 – The San Francisco Wine School, a provider of world-class wine education and professional development for successful careers in the wine industry, today announced that it has received recognition from the French Wine Society for its 100 percent pass rate on the rigorous French Wine Scholar exam.

San Francisco Wine School Announces New Industry Leading Instructor, Master Sommelier Roland Micu

San Francisco, CA, October 21, 2013 – David Glancy, founder of San Francisco Wine School (SFWS), the Bay Area’s leading provider of wine education and certification programs, has added Roland Micu, MS to their esteemed team of instructors. Roland Micu is a graduate of the International Culinary Center’s Certified Sommelier program, founded by Glancy, and is currently one of the world’s youngest Master Sommeliers. In addition, he was named the TopNewSomm 2012, winning the Guild of Sommeliers’ annual competition for professionals under 30 years of age.

2 New Viticultural Areas Approved in Lake County

For many, the trip up Highway 29 ends at Calistoga. Yet if you continue about another 20 minutes up and over the grade, traversing Mt. St. Helena, you’ll end up in Middletown, at the base of Clear Lake.

Press Release: San Francisco Wine School CEO Elected to Society of Wine Educators’ Board of Directors

San Francisco, CA, August 29, 2013 – The membership of the Washington, DC based Society of Wine Educators has elected San Francisco Wine School’s founder and CEO, David Glancy, to their Board of Directors. Of their 15 Directors, two are now Master Sommeliers (including Glancy) and one is a Master of Wine.

Press Release – San Francisco Wine School Offers Online Program

The San Francisco Wine School is excited to announce the launch of its first online wine education program. The California Wine Appellation Specialist® This 9-week online certification program was developed by Master Sommelier, David Glancy.

San Francisco Wine School Offers New Program: The French Wine Scholar Program San Francisco, CA

San Francisco Wine School is excited to introduce a brand new program offering to their current curriculum. The French Wine Scholar Program, developed by the French Wine Society (FWS), is designed to provide current, accurate information on the wine regions of France and validate proficiency in the Wines of France.

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San Francisco Wine School strives to open up the world of wine to serious students and enthusiasts everywhere while helping people of all levels break into the wine industry, advance their career, or simply pursue their passions. Founded by Master Sommelier and Certified Wine Educator David Glancy, San Francisco Wine School is the largest wine school in the U.S., offering the most thoughtful approach to wine study. Their inspired educational programs and workshops are taught in their state of the art wine education & events center and their cutting edge virtual classroom by industry-leading instructors from all major educational disciplines. San Francisco Wine School’s curriculum features the best content in the business: expert course materials, carefully conceived wine flights, and in-depth blind tasting exercises designed to engage students, illuminate course content and enhance learning. Their brand new sunlight-filled wine education & events center is conveniently located just 5 minutes from San Francisco International Airport and boasts 16-ft high coved ceilings, eight 12-ft tall arched windows, and gorgeous 180 degree views of the San Bruno Mountains, South San Francisco City Hall and the San Francisco Bay, making it the perfect place to enjoy classes, industry seminars and tastings and host a wide variety of private events—from serious educational programs for wine/hospitality industry staff to team-building and other fun, social, private events for wine enthusiasts.

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