Coffees, Teas & Bottled Waters of the World

Let's explore the history and growing regions of the world for both coffee and tea then delve into cultivation of each, the  roasting of coffee and the drying of tea. Different plant varieties and styles of both are covered in detail. Environmental issues, service, and flavor profiles of both are also discussed.

For bottled water we look at the sources, labeling, and differences in mineral content and its impact on the wines we might be drinking alongside our water.

We'll also learn about the structure and trends of the beverage industry and its segments and discover recent changes in consumer tastes and buying habits. 

When class is held in-person we taste the 5 major categories of tea. In-class or online we get 2 practice wines for those preparing for the Somm Essentials tasting exam and it's a bonus for others.

This workshop may be taken as part of our Somm Essentials program or individually a la carté. Your workshop fees can be applied to the cost of the program tuition if you would like to continue on. Payment plans are available for the full series.


South San Francisco
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 age.