2-Day Somm: Intensive Sommelier Preparation for Wine Theory, Tasting & Service

HONE YOUR SOMMELIER SKILLS: Taste 30 wines over this intensive 2-day program for professionals and enthusiasts alike.

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This fast-paced, comprehensive 2-day intensive program 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 Glancy, this 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. 

Test your knowledge and preparation if you choose with 2 Exam Ad-on options.

Students looking for a slower pace, deeper study of these topics, or a more comprehensive look at all aspects of the beverage industry should consider our Somm Essentials curriculum.

Guided Tasting Exercises

Wine and food for food lab is included in this program.  Students will taste flight combinations selected by Master Sommelier David Glancy and our Cellar Master to bring learning objectives to life and practice your tasting techniques. 

Roomers will have wine in their glass in the classroom.  Zoomers will have tasting kits they can either pickup or have delivered for an additional fee.  View wine pickup and delivery options.


Both Days: $695
Select 1 Day: $395

This 2-Day course can be broken into two stand-alone à la carte days, or taken as a complete program.  

Day 1: Tasting & Service Intensive

9am-11am        Blind Tasting Technique
11-1pm             Food & Wine Pairing Lab**
1:00-1:45pm     Lunch Break - see dining options near us
1:45-5:30pm     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: World Wine Intensive 

9am-10am        Viticulture & Enology
10-1:15pm        White Wines of the World
1:15-2pm          Lunch Break 
2-5:30pm          Red Wines of the World

Session 1

Apr 25-26
Mon - Tues

Session 2

Jul 23-24
Sat - Sun



Optional Hospitality Beverage Specialist Certification (HBSC) Exam 

Passing this entry level online, on-demand theory exam earns Society of Wine Educators' Hospitality Beverage Specialist Certification. 

Important Note: unlike our full Somm Essentials program, the 2-Day Somm Intensive program does not include education on beer, sake, spirits, coffee, tea, & bottled water and additional self-study will be required to pass this exam. 

Cost: $195 includes Hospitality Beverage Specialist Certification (HSBC) Study Guide, Online Access to Course and Exam Fee.  Request Now

Optional Three-Part Somm Essentials Certification Exam + HBSC Exam

Successful completion of the following exams:

  • Part 1 - Physical Service
  • Part 2 - Food Pairing
  • Part 3 - Blind Tasting
  • Online HSBC Exam

will result in the Somm Essentials Certification.  Email help@sfwineschool.com for available exam dates.

Cost: $395 for all 3 Parts plus the HBSC Certification.  Detailed performance feedback will be provided with exam results. Request Now

All attendees must be at least 21 years of age.  We recommend students complete Wine 101Intro to Blind Tasting, or the equivalent prior to taking this program.


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