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SPECIAL EVENT: Fine Wine Collection & Cellar Strategies

By popular demand, San Francisco Wine School is proud to present an intimate evening seminar and tasting to explain the best practices of fine wine collection, appreciation & cellar management with Master Sommelier David Glancy and Special Guests Melissa Smith of Enotrias & Christopher Hillin of Riedel USA

The evening will begin with a Champagne welcome and seated seminar where Melissa Smith will discuss:

  • Purchasing: Collecting for Personal Consumption and/or Investing
  • Storing: Designing a Cellar or Selecting a Home Wine Refrigeration Unit
  • Organizing, Inventorying, Maintaining, and Insuring Your Collection 
  • Managing Your Collection: Brokering and Sourcing Wines
  • Legal: Valuation and Appraisal of Wine Collection 
This Course has been approved by the California State Bar Association for MCLE Credit

Following Melissa's seminar, Master Sommelier David Glancy will lead a discussion and tasting of four ageworthy wines & Christopher Hillin will lead a varietal specific stemware demonstration with Riedel's Performance line, so you can experience the enhancement of proper glassware when enjoying your treasured wines.

Orders for wines & glassware from the tasting and a curation of other Library wines may be placed at the event.  A limited number of bottles & tasting sets will also be available to take home that night.  


In 2018, Melissa Smith became the first person certified by the California State Bar Association for her seminar on the Valuation of Wine Collections. Her reputation for providing high profile clients with cellar services has lead to a series of MCLE seminars, where she works directly with Family Law and Trust attorneys as a valued resource for legal cases, and USPAP compliant appraisals.

Melissa is certified by the Court of Master Sommeliers, The Culinary Institute of America, The California State Bar Association, The Sake Education Counsel, and the Appraisers Association for USPAP. Melissa's work has been published in print and online, and she is often used as a trusted source for industry news. 


    Thursday, April 2nd, 6:30-9:00p

    • Individuals: $165* 
    • Individuals with Guest: $295* 

    *The cost of this event includes a 4-Glass Riedel Performance Tasting Set for each guest ($120 Value), tastings of 4 collectible wines and lite bites. 

    This Event is Open to the Public.  Members of the wine and hospitality industry may apply for a $40 Verified Trade Discount by sending business card to help@sfwineschool.com.  

    Seating is Limited.


    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