Fermented grain is the focus of this workshop as we present the origins of beer, ingredients, production and styles. We discuss the international standards and the rise of the craft beer movement. Taste the spectrum from pilsner to stout and lambic to Trappist.
Next, dive into multiple parallel fermentations with the production and styles of sake. Taste examples of various Seimaibuai from different regions of Japan and learn service traditions and options.
Both in-class or online receive 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 à la carte. Your workshop fees can be applied to the cost of the program tuition if you would like to continue on. Payment plans are available
Hybrid - Room/Zoom
We've recently invested in some serious AV technology upgrades to create an integrated Hybrid Room/Zoom experience for all students, so each individual can choose to participate in-person as a "Roomer" with wine in their glass or online as a "Zoomer" with a custom tasting kit. Both Roomers and Zoomers have the same wines and are able to engage with us and each other during these live classes. Recordings are also available within 1 business day after the class. Learn more...
San Francisco Wine School*
415 Grand Ave #301
South San Francisco, CA 94080
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You will receive the zoom link and any handouts needed a few days before class via email. Check spam and contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have not received it within 1 business day of your class/event.
If you have a tasting kit, it may be picked up at San Francisco Wine School or delivered across the US. Wine parameter lists are available for those participating in locations where kits cannot be delivered. View pickup and delivery options here.
Wine lists and instructions are included in your kit.
All attendees must be at least 21 years of age.