Intro to Wine Series

 Program Description

"The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.”  - Sydney J. Harris

Whether you're just getting started with wine or work in the industry, this series contains many useful resources that will round out your wine knowledge. San Francisco Wine School Intro Series classes are the perfect way to dip your toe into wine education and learn the basics of tasting, pairing and the world's most important regions. Start with these 8 essential classes designed for entry-level students. When you’re ready for more, dive deeper into each subject with over 75 different 2-4 hour Workshops to choose from.  Or get serious with our 15 different professional-level Certification Programs!   

2021 Session Dates & Times

Session 5

Wednesdays- 6-8pm
Nov 10 to Dec 29 


2022 Session Dates & Times

Session 1

Thursdays 6-8pm
Jan 6 to Feb 24 

Session 2

Sundays 11-1pm
Mar 27 to May 22*
No class April 17


Session 3

Thursdays 6-8pm
Jul 14 to Aug 25

Session 4

Sundays 2-4pm
Sep 11 to Oct 30

Session 5

Thursdays  6-8pm
Nov 3 to Dec 29*
*No class November 24

Program Syllabus 

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

Want to join late or can't make one of the classes?  Check out our reschedule policy.


$745* per person

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

Formats Available*

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
Click for parking and public transportation information

*See our latest Re-Opening & COVID Safety Information

Guided Tasting Exercises

Students will enjoy guided tastings selected by Master Sommelier David Glancy and our Cellar Master to bring learning objectives to life and practice your tasting techniques. 

Roomers will taste 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.




All attendees must be at least 21 years of age

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