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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
May 3 to Jun 14
No Class May 31
Nov 2 to Dec 7
We've recently invested in some serious AV technology upgrades to create an integrated Hybrid Room/Zoom experience for all students. Both "Roomers" and "Zoomers" are able to engage with us and each other during these live classes. Recordings are also available after the class. Whether you are excited to return to our beautiful venue in person or are enjoying the convenience of home learning, you can choose the experience that's right for YOU! Learn more...
Wine is included in this program. Students will taste over 36 wines to bring learning objectives to life and practice your blind tasting techniques. All wines are selected by Master Sommelier David Glancy and our instructors to represent a broad sampling of the classic wines of the world.
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.
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San Francisco Wine School*
415 Grand Ave #301
South San Francisco, CA 94080
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Links for Zoomers will be distributed a few days prior to the class.