Coffees, Teas & Bottled Waters of the World

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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.

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
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*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.

Those who would like to attend workshops online and forgo the wine tastings can apply SKIPTHEWINE at checkout to many online workshops for 40% off.  SEE ALL WEBONLY WORKSHOPS

Requirements

All attendees must be at least 21 years of age