2-Day Somm Essentials Sonoma:  Theory, Tasting & Service Intensive


$ 495.00 

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San Francisco Wine School

2-Day Somm Essentials Intensive: Sonoma

Theory, Tasting & Service 

San Francisco Wine School is coming to Kistler Vineyard's Trenton Roadhouse in Sonoma County May 7th and 8th! This comprehensive, two-day intensive is derived from the San Francisco Wine School’s Somm Essentials curriculum and focuses on important foundational areas for personal and professional success including global wine theory, blind wine tasting analysis, food & wine pairing, and professional wine service techniques.  Taught by Master Sommelier David Glancythis class is perfect for students studying for beginning and intermediate level sommelier exams and those who want to improve their performance on the job. Taste 30 wines throughout the program.  Lunch provided daily.


Day 1: 9am-5:30pm

Blind Tasting Technique 
11am-1pm    Food & Wine Pairing Lab**
1-1:45pm   Lunch provided by Kistler
Proper Wine, Decanting & Sparkling Techniques and Service

**Please inform us of any dietary allergies or intolerances at the time of registration so we can accommodate your needs.** 

Day 2: 9am-5:30pm

Viticulture & Enology
10am-1:15pm    White Wines of the World
1:15-2pm Lunch provided by Kistler
Red Wines of the World

Select 1 Day:  $365
Both Days:  $495

Hospitality Beverage Specialist Certification (HBSC) Exam 
Taken online on demand via Society of Wine Educators.  (Additional self study will be required for beer, sake, spirits, coffee, tea, & bottled waters). 

Cost: $150 includes HBSC Manual, Online Access and Exam Fee.  Register Now

Three Part Somm Essentials Certification Exam
Taken Friday, May 19th at 2pm OR  Sunday, June 11th at 10am at San Francisco Wine School.  Successful completion of Part 1 - Physical Service, Part 2 - Food Pairing, and Part 3 - Blind Tasting along with successful completion of the Online Hospitality Beverage Specialist Certificate will result in the Somm Essentials Certification.

Cost: $350 for all 3 Parts and the HBSC Online exam.  
Detailed performance feedback will be provided with exam results. Register Now


Kistler Vineyards
Trenton Roadhouse
7095 Trenton-Healdsburg Road
Forestville, CA 95436

All attendees must be at least 21 years of age.



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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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