Advanced Service

THE ULTIMATE IN SERVICE TRAINING: A weekly program to prepare for upper level service exams and elevate the customer experience.

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Developed by Master Sommelier David Glancy, this hands-on program is designed to help students master the art of advanced beverage service. Table-side drills will help improve tray, sparkling wine and decanting techniques. Tackle wax sealed bottles and practice proper restaurant service with Coravin™. Learn the gold standards of hospitality as you encounter challenging situations and customers. Explore advanced food and wine pairing theories and how to apply these skills to your own wine, beer, spirit & cocktail list. Enhance your salesmanship and improve your profit management skills throughout the program.

Perfect for experienced professionals interested in providing better service on the job and challenging for students preparing for competitions or upper level exams with any sommelier credentialing body.

Students focused on blind tasting or preparing for upper level WSET, SWE, or sommelier exams are encouraged to also consider our Advanced Tasting Program.

Each workshop within the full series can also be taken à la carte as a single workshop. Click on the links to learn more!

Session 1

Jan 12 - Feb 9

Hybrid - Room/Zoom

We've recently invested in some serious AV technology upgrades to create an integrated Hybrid Room/Zoom experience for all students, so each individual can choose to participate in-person as a "Roomer" with wine in their glass or online as a "Zoomer" with a custom tasting kit.  Both Roomers and Zoomers have the same wines and are able to engage with us and each other during these live classes. Recordings are also available within 1 business day after the class.  Learn more...

In-Person Location

San Francisco Wine School*
415 Grand Ave #301
South San Francisco, CA 94080
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*See our latest COVID Safety Information

Online Info

You will receive the zoom link and any handouts needed a few days before class via email. Check spam and contact if you have not received it within 1 business day of your class/event.

If you have a tasting kit, it may be picked up at San Francisco Wine School or delivered across the US.  Wine parameter lists are available for those participating in locations where kits cannot be delivered.   View pickup and delivery options here.

Wine lists and instructions are included in your kit.  

Registration Fee* Includes

  • 15 hours of live class with San Francisco Wine School's industry-leading instructors
  • Guided tasting carefully curated by Master Sommelier David Glancy
  • Tasting kit creation for online participants (delivery is available across the US for an additional fee

*Installment plans available. Group rates available. Contact for more information.

All attendees must be 21+ years old.

We encourage beginning service students to take Somm Essentials or have prior beverage service experience before enrolling in this program.

Scholarships Available

Are you in need of financial assistance to pay for this program? The Glancy Wine Education Foundation assists those looking to start or advance their career in wine or hospitality with educational scholarships of 60-100% depending on your level of need. Internship opportunites are also available through San Francisco Wine School. Learn More & Apply


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