BATTLE OF THE GRAPES III: Northern Italy vs Southern Italy benefitting Museo Italo Americano

Event Description

San Francisco Wine School¬†proudly presents another exciting edition of¬†Battle of the Grapes¬†ūüćᬆNorthern Italy vs¬†Southern Italy¬†benefiting the¬†Museo Italo Americano and¬†their Italian and Italian-American art and culture programs.¬† This live,¬†hybrid event hosted by Master Sommelier and Founder of San Francisco Wine School,¬†David Glancy,¬†will¬†feature¬†a tasting of 8 Italian, varietal wines from 4 grape varieties (Vermentino, Chardonnay, Sangiovese, and Merlot) with one from Northern Italy and one from Southern Italy.

Glancy is one of only twelve people in the world to hold both the revered Master Sommelier diploma and a Certified Wine Educator credential. He is also a French Wine Scholar, Italian Wine Professional, Certified Specialist of Spirits, and more.

Throughout the evening, we'll uncover the history of these 4 grapes, the origin of the wines, and some blind tasting techniques to help us identify their region.  Can you tell which is which?  Which do you like better?  Does that align with the popular vote?

Attend in-person at San Francisco Wine School in South SF or join live via Zoom. Both Zoomers and Roomers will have an immersive, engaging  experience. Zoomers can pick up 8 two-ounce bottles or have them shipped to them to taste the same wines as the Roomers at the same time.

A portion of the ticket sales will benefit the Museo Italo Americano, so this is a great opportunity to drink well and do good!  We also encourage attendees to make additional donations directly to the Museo to support this important institution during these difficult pandemic times.

Date | Time 

Saturday, February 26, 2022
Event: 6:00 PM ‚Äst8:00 PM¬†


Hybrid - Room/Zoom - NEW!

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 with wine in your glass or are enjoying the convenience of home learning with a tasting kit, you can choose the experience that's right for YOU!  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


With Eight 2-oz Wine Samples

 $195 Public Attendees

*$165 Museo Members (request promo code here) 

Without Wine / Web Access Only

 $95 per attendee


A limited number of Media Passes are available.  Apply Here

Registration Deadlines

  • Zoomer with Standard Shipping - register by¬†Feb 20th
  • Zoomer with Expedited Shipping - register by¬†Feb 22nd
  • Zoomer with Pickup - register by Feb 24th
  • In-Person - register by Feb 25th


About The Museo Italo Americano

Founded in 1978 in San Francisco’s North Beach neighborhood, the Museo Italo Americano is the preeminent museum in the United States devoted exclusively to showcasing Italian and Italian American art and culture. In the coming years the Museo will move to its new home in San Francisco, and a signature feature of its future home will be the new permanent exhibit focused on the contributions of Italian Americans in California and beyond, and dedicated to the legacy of A.P. Giannini, the founder of Bank of America.  Learn more...



All attendees must be at least 21 years of age.  Adult signature is required for all tasting kit deliveries.


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