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 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.
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**
1:45-5:30pm 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
2-5:30pm Red Wines of the World
2020 SESSION DATES & TIMES
Mon - Tues, Apr 27 - 28
Sat - Sun, Jul 25 - 26
Both Days: $595
Select 1 Day: $365
OPTIONAL EXAM ADD-ONS
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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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REQUIREMENTS & RECOMMENDATIONS
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.