Special Event: Dark Side of Pinot


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Special Event:

The Dark Side of Pinot

Edu-Tasting  |  Wine Bazaar  |  Movie Matinee

San Francisco Wine School and SF Chronicle present Summer Series 2017!  

We skip Blanc, Gris and all other Pinot as we fade to Noir, going Sideways and beyond. Join us for a fun filled day of tasting and exploration as we celebrate Pinot Noir!

Edu-Tasting - Iconic Pinot Noirs 11:30-1:00

Our Iconic Pinot Noirs seminar will feature 4-6 different Pinot Noirs from Burgundy, California and other global regions known for this popular grape. This fun and engaging workshop will teach and taste the varietal profile as well as differences in structure and style as they relate to varying soils, climates, and elevations of each region covered. 

Featured Wines:

  • Louis Jadot (Burgundy)
  • Craggy Range (New Zealand)
  • Bodegas Chacra (Argentina)
  • Resonance (Oregon)
  • Cakebread (California)

Wine Bazaar - Around the World with Pinot Noir  1:00-3:00

Taste 20 different Piznot Noirs from Burgundy to multiple countries and regions. Stroll table to table at your own pace exploring the varietal profile as well as differences in structure and style as they relate to varying soils, climates, and elevations. Enjoy an assortment of bites to pair with your wines and purchase your favorite bottles to take home. 

Featured Wines:

  • JC Boisset (Burgundy)
  • Louis Jadot (Burgundy)
  • Craggy Range (New Zealand)
  • Yarden (Israel)
  • Bodegas Chacra (Argentina)
  • Bodega Miras (Argentina)
  • Resonance (Oregon)
  • Artesa (Napa California)
  • Buena Vista (Sonoma California)
  • Cakebread (Anderson Valley California)
  • Clos de la Tech (Santa Cruz California)
  • Clos Pepe (Santa Barbara California)
  • DeLoach (Sonoma California)
  • Domaine Carneros (Napa California)
  • Fiddlehead Pinot Noir (Santa Barbara California)
  • Firestone (Santa Barbara California)
  • Foley (Santa Barbara California)
  • Lockwood (Monterey California)
  • Sonoma-Cutrer (Sonoma California)

Movie Matinee - Sideways  3:00-5:00

Come sip, nibble and laugh with us and see what fueled the Pinot explosion in CA and made Merlot mad!  Join us for an interactive screening of the movie Sideways. This 2004 American comedy starring Paul Giamatti and Thomas Haden Church follows a struggling writer and wine snob with his wine novice, hard drinking friend on a bachelor's party weekend through the vineyards of Santa Barbara. Master Sommelier David Glancy will provide commentary and guide you through some relevant Santa Barbara Pinot Noirs and maybe even a Merlot!  We'll also be joined by Special Guest Andrew Turner, Ranch Manager of Clos Pepe!

Featured Wines:

  • Clos Pepe (Santa Barbara California)
  • Fiddlehead Pinot Noir & Sauvignon Blanc (Santa Barbara California)
  • Firestone (Santa Barbara California)
  • Foley (Santa Barbara California)

Light paired movie snacks included.

This is part of our 2017 Summer Series which include lots of special workshops and events!


Edu-tasting Only: $65
Bazaar Only: $75
Movie Only: $65
Edu-Tasting & Bazaar: $125
Bazaar & Movie: $125
All Day Pass: $175


Sample wines for this event are generously sponsored by Young's Market.

Saturday, July 29th

Edu-Tasting: 11:30am-1pm
Wine Bazaar: 1-3pm
Movie Matinee: 3-5pm


San Francisco Wine School
415 Grand Ave #301
South San Francisco, CA 94080
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All attendees must be at least 21 years of age






San Francisco Wine School strives to open up the world of wine to serious students and enthusiasts everywhere while helping people of all levels break into the wine industry, advance their career, or simply pursue their passions. Founded by Master Sommelier and Certified Wine Educator David Glancy, San Francisco Wine School is the largest wine school in the U.S., offering the most thoughtful approach to wine study. Their inspired educational programs and workshops are taught in their state of the art wine education & events center and their cutting edge virtual classroom by industry-leading instructors from all major educational disciplines. San Francisco Wine School’s curriculum features the best content in the business: expert course materials, carefully conceived wine flights, and in-depth blind tasting exercises designed to engage students, illuminate course content and enhance learning. Their brand new sunlight-filled wine education & events center is conveniently located just 5 minutes from San Francisco International Airport and boasts 16-ft high coved ceilings, eight 12-ft tall arched windows, and gorgeous 180 degree views of the San Bruno Mountains, South San Francisco City Hall and the San Francisco Bay, making it the perfect place to enjoy classes, industry seminars and tastings and host a wide variety of private events—from serious educational programs for wine/hospitality industry staff to team-building and other fun, social, private events for wine enthusiasts.

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