Advanced Blind Tasting



THE ULTIMATE IN SENSORY TRAINING:  An intensive program to help you advance your tasting skills to the highest level...

Developed by Master Sommelier David Glancy, this 6-workshop series is designed to enhance your blind wine analysis techniques using some of the trickiest flights that exist!  Serious enthusiasts and professional wine students will learn important techniques to help them differentiate between commonly confused varietals and regional influences.  As a group we will identify common threads and figure out key differences. Drills will include an emphasis on focus, timing, descriptions and conclusions.  Perfect for those preparing for upper level exams and competitions!  It combines elements of Court of MS technique, WSET & MW and is also very helpful for CWE, or to simply better understand wine. Take the full program or just the workshops you need.  Check out the syllabus below.

2020 SESSION DATES & TIMES

Session 1

November 9th- December 14th

Mondays
6:00pm - 8:30pm*

This program will be conducted online until the current Shelter in Place Order allows in-person classes to resume.

SYLLABUS OVERVIEW

  • High Acid, Unoaked Whites

    Hone your identification skills with Master Sommelier David Glancy as you tackle challenging flights of both neutral white wines and intensely herbal whites to discover and profile the similarities and differences in the varietals. Global wine regions are also considered as Master Glancy helps you decipher the differences between regional and varietal influences.

  • Aromatic Whites

    Master Sommelier David Glancy will help you discover to how identify and profile the similarities and differences of aromatic dry to off-dry white wines in the most challenging flights. Global wine regions are also considered as Master Glancy helps you decipher the differences between regional and varietal influences.

  • Thin-Skinned Reds

    Master Sommelier David Glancy will help you discover to how identify and profile the similarities and differences of wines from thin-skinned grapes in the most challenging flights. Global wine regions are also considered as Master Glancy helps you decipher the differences between regional and varietal influences.

  • Thick-Skinned Reds

    Master Sommelier David Glancy helps students tackle the most challenging flights of wines from thick-skinned red grapes. Explore examples from jammy to tannic to identify the similarities and differences in each grape and discuss the major regions globally and as you learn to decipher the differences in regional versus varietal identity.

  • Bubbles, Botrytis & Fortified Wines
    Master Sommelier David Glancy helps students tackle the most challenging flights of sparkling wines, fortified wines and non-fortified dessert wines. Learn to identify the similarities and differences in each wine and discuss the major regions and styles globally. Decipher what differences are derived from grape variety, terroir, vineyard practices, winemaking or aging.

  • Timing & Technique Drills
    In this workshop, Master Sommelier David Glancy guides students to be fast, fluid tasters. Students will continue to practice their improved blind tasting skills using various techniques and drills to sharpen their focus and improve their timing.  Master Glancy will also teach students exam preparation and test-taking strategies to help students work smarter not harder. 

TUITION

$695pp

*Installment plans available.  Group rates available for parties of 5 or more.  Contact help@sfwineschool.com for more information

LOCATION 

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.

ONLINE & WINE TASTING OPTIONS

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.

 

Those who would like to attend workshops online and forgo the wine tastings can apply WEBONLY at checkout to any online workshops for 40% off.  SEE ALL WEBONLY WORKSHOPS

REQUIREMENTS

All attendees must be 21+ years

Intermediate wine theory and blind tasting experience are recommended for this program. We encourage beginning wine students to take Somm Essentials or a blind tasting workshop prior to enrolling in this Program.

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