DEVELOP YOUR SENSES: An in-depth program to prepare for mid-level blind tasting exams and bring your tasting skills to the next level.
Developed by Master Sommelier David Glancy, this 6-workshop series is designed to enhance your foundational blind wine analysis techniques like never before! Serious enthusiasts and professional wine students will sharpen their ability to assess structure and identify aromas and taste classic wines from around the world to hone varietal and regional identification skills. Tastings of manipulated samples and wines of the world will focus on structure, varietal, and regional markers. As a group we will come up with varietal profiles to aid in future tastings. Drills will emphasize analysis technique, deductive reasoning and conclusions. This program combines elements of Court of MS technique, WSET & CWE. Take the full program or just the workshops you need. Check out the syllabus below.
June 8 - July 20*
* This class will be conducted online until the current Shelter in Place Order allows in person classes. No class July 6th
Oct 3 - Oct 17
Includes a one hour break between classes.
Each class within the full program can be taken as a single workshop. Click the links for date, time, & registration information!
Learn to accurately assess acid, tannin, sugar and alcohol as our Industry Leading Instructors lead you through a tasting of 16 carefully manipulated wines to help you clearly delineate the different levels of each. This workshop is fun for novice-intermediate tasters and an important tune up for advanced tasters.
Learn to tune up your senses as you identify specific smells and tastes of various fruit, spice, herb and other elements as you blindly identify them in 12 carefully controlled sample wines. This is a far more effective approach than commercially available wine aroma kits made with essential oils that are not consumable or in a wine solution. This workshop is fun for novice-intermediate tasters and an important tune up for advanced tasters.
In this workshop, our Industry Leading Instructors help students learn and practice flaw identification using the Society of Wine Educators’ Faults and Imbalances Exam with the same samples and ratios presented for the Certified Wine Educator level. Students will also learn exam preparation and test-taking strategies to help students work smarter not harder.
Our Industry Leading Instructors will coach students to develop their own varietal markers for the most important international white grape varieties. Profile the similarities and differences in the varietals. Global wine regions are also considered as students learn to decipher the differences between regional and varietal influences.
Our Industry Leading Instructors will coach students to develop their own varietal markers for the most important international red grape varieties. Profile the similarities and differences in the varietals. Global wine regions are also considered as students learn to decipher the differences between regional and varietal influences.
In this workshop, our Industry Leading Instructors guide students to work the deductive tasting grid against the clock. Students will continue to practice their improved blind tasting skills and develop discipline to analyze every wine in the same manner every time. Students will also learn exam preparation and test-taking strategies to help students work smarter not harder.
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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.
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
All attendees must be at least 21 years of ageIntermediate 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.