2-Day Somm Intensive: Theory, Tasting & Service

This fast-paced, comprehensive 2-day intensive 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. 

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.


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

Day 1: Tasting & Service Intensive

9am-11am        Blind Tasting Technique
11am-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.** 

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


Session 1
Jul 12-13
Mon - Tues

* Option of Live Online w/ tasting kits - OR - In-Person (when permitted)

Both Days:  $595
Select 1 Day:  $365

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 Online Access to Course and Exam Fee.  Request Now

Three Part Somm Essentials Certification Exam
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.  Email help@sfwineschool.com for available exam dates.

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


San Francisco Wine School*
415 Grand Ave #301
South San Francisco, CA 94080
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*See our latest Re-Opening Information for updates on In-Person and Online Classes.


All Webinar & Webcast participants will receive pdf handouts, wine lists, and a the link to attend the webinar with login details.  

If in-person classes have not yet resumed by the time class begins or if you are unable to attend class in person, full price registrants may pickup a wine tasting kit with class wines at the school by appointment or have it shipped to you for an additional fee.  You will be notified of pickup procedures prior to class.  Read more about our Webinar & Webcast Options...

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


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