Special Event: Luxury Wine Weekend


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Luxury Wine Weekend
Benefitting the Glancy Wine Education Fund & North Bay Fire Recovery Scholarships

San Francisco Chronicle joins San Francisco Wine School October 21st for this year's Luxury Wine Anniversary Celebration & Scholarship Auction!  All event proceeds will benefit the Glancy Wine Education Fund, providing scholarships to low income students looking to start or advance a career in wine or hospitality. 

These light hearted festivities will kick off with a serious "somm smackdown".  Enjoy a VIP 4-Course Gourmet Lunch & Perfect Pairings Competition, followed by our Luxury Wine Bazaar of over 30 wines worth over $3,000 in all, complete with hilarious Somm Service Olympics and a Live Auction with items and experiences you won't find anywhere else!  

This year, the Fund is collecting donations for North Bay Fire Recovery Scholarships to benefit unemployed wine and hospitality professionals looking to improve their knowledge and skills while their community rebuilds. Learn more, donate or apply.

Event Line-Up

1:00-3:00pm: VIP 4-Course Gourmet Lunch & Perfect Pairings Competition 
The first Somm Smackdown on our home turf with luxury ingredients like oysters, caviar, truffles and Hudson Valley Foie Gras, oh my!  Join famed wine writer Alder Yarrow as judge for this seated tasting competition where La Folie's Rob Renteria and Guild of Sommelier's Vincent Morrow introduce their wine picks that perfectly pair with Resident Chef Danae McLaughlin's creative spin on these luxury ingredients.  Who will create the perfect bite and earn bragging rights...

Next gain early access to the Luxury Wine Bazaar and have first crack at limited tastings and bottles for sale.

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3:00-6:00pm: Luxury Wine Bazaar with Service Olympics and Live Auction

Delight in one of San Francisco Wine School’s ever-popular Wine Bazaars! Meander and taste over 30 exquisite luxury wines sponsored by Henry Wine Group and Rare Wine Company while enjoying One Ocean’s Raw Bar and Chef Danae’s Luxury Bites Buffet. Wines tasted at the event will be available to purchase and take home.

Then get ready to laugh and cheer as some of our favorite somms compete throughout the afternoon in San Francisco Wine School’s light-hearted Service Olympics!  Events will include a friendly Speed Sabering Competition, Riedel Serpentine Decanter Race and Sparkling Wine Relay!  Exclusive wine, accessories and experiences offered by some of the Bay Area’s finest restaurants, wine companies and professionals will be showcased in the Live and Silent Auction.

Want to donate, volunteer or be considered as a contestant? Email help@sfwineschool.com for more information.

Featured Wines
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2010 Flor de Pingus
2015 Champet Cote Rotie
2015 Fichet Bourgogne Blanc Vieilles Vignes
2011 Burlotto Barolo Acclivi
2008 Huet Vouvray Moelleux 1ere Trie Clos du Bourg
1973 D'Oliveira Verdelho

Auction Items 

  • A visit for 4 to the KQED studios for a Jan/Feb filming of Check Please followed by a green room wine tasting with host Leslie Sbrocco

  • Private Guided Tasting with Advanced Sommelier Martin Sheehan-Stross, Wine Director for Michael Mina 

Other Unique Wines & Experiences From:


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About the Glancy Wine Education Fund

At San Francisco Wine School, we believe that every motivated and engaged student should have access to high quality, professional education in their trade. Since our inception in 2011, we have been providing tuition assistance and internship programs to worthy students interested in starting or advancing their career in the wine industry.  Last year, we launched the Glancy Wine Education Fund allowing us to greatly expand financial assistance to those in need awarding nearly $45k to 17 scholarship recipients.  This year, we hope to double that support.

All event profits and auction proceeds from Luxury Wine Weekend will go towards building this important fund.  This year, the Fund is creating special North Bay Fire Recovery Scholarships to benefit unemployed wine and hospitality professionals looking to improve their knowledge and skills while their community rebuilds. 
Applications for 2018 Scholarships and donations to the Fund are being accepted now through November 17thLearn more, donate or apply.

Learn more about San Francisco Wine School's LeadershipVision and Students!  


Date & Time

1:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Saturday, October 21st, 2017
VIP Perfect Pairings Competition 1:00-3:00 PM
GA Luxury Wine Bazaar 3:00-6:00 PM


General Admission - $175 includes Luxury Wine Bazaar with gourmet bites, San Francisco Wine School's Service Olympics, and Glancy Wine Education Scholarship Auction

VIP Tickets
- $295  includes 4-Course Gourmet Lunch & Perfect Pairings Competition and early access to the Luxury Wine Bazaar  with gourmet bites, San Francisco Wine School's Service Olympics, and Glancy Wine Education Scholarship Auction

Limited number of early access press passes available for panel & host interviews. Send requests with business card to help@sfwineschool.com.


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





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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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