Advanced Tasting Intensive


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San Francisco Wine School

THE ULTIMATE IN SENSORY TRAINING: A week-long program to  prepare for upper level blind tasting exams and bring your tasting skills to the next level.

Developed by Master Sommelier David Glancy, this program is designed to enhance your blind wine analysis techniques like never before! Serious enthusiasts and professional wine students will taste over 30 manipulated samples to isolate wine flaws, sharpen their ability to assess structure and identify fruit, spice, herb, and oak aromas. In addition, students will taste over 20 unaltered wines from around the world to hone varietal and regional identification skills. Drills will include an emphasis on focus, timing, descriptions and conclusions.

Learn deductive tasting methodologies for upper exams with Society of Wine Educators, Court of Master Sommeliers, Wine & Spirit Education Trust and Institute of Masters of Wine.

Students focused on fine dining service or preparing for upper level sommelier exams are encouraged to also consider our Advanced Service Intensive that directly follows this program in the afternoon.

Session Dates & Times
Syllabus Overview


Session 1 
February 13 - 17, 2017
10am - 2:30pm Monday - Friday

Also check out our Advanced Tasting Weekly format!


San Francisco Wine School
415 Grand Ave #301
South San Francisco, CA 94080
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Each class within the full program can be taken as a single workshop.  Click the links to learn more!


All attendees must be 21+ years

Strong 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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San Francisco Wine School strives to open up the world of wine to serious students and enthusiasts everywhere while helping people of all levels break into the wine industry, advance their career, or simply pursue their passions. Founded by Master Sommelier and Certified Wine Educator David Glancy, San Francisco Wine School is the largest wine school in the U.S., offering the most thoughtful approach to wine study. Their inspired educational programs and workshops are taught in their state of the art wine education & events center and their cutting edge virtual classroom by industry-leading instructors from all major educational disciplines. San Francisco Wine School’s curriculum features the best content in the business: expert course materials, carefully conceived wine flights, and in-depth blind tasting exercises designed to engage students, illuminate course content and enhance learning. Their brand new sunlight-filled wine education & events center is conveniently located just 5 minutes from San Francisco International Airport and boasts 16-ft high coved ceilings, eight 12-ft tall arched windows, and gorgeous 180 degree views of the San Bruno Mountains, South San Francisco City Hall and the San Francisco Bay, making it the perfect place to enjoy classes, industry seminars and tastings and host a wide variety of private events—from serious educational programs for wine/hospitality industry staff to team-building and other fun, social, private events for wine enthusiasts.

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