Wine Dojo - A Blind Tasting Workout

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August 23
September 13
September 27
We're back after over a year & a half. These sessions are being launched to help those preparing for the upcoming Advanced Sommelier, MS, & WSET Diploma  exams. There will be a few exam candidates taking a full set of 6 wines in 25 minutes while others silently watch & taste the same wines. The observers will be given a 10-minute head start to get 1st impressions. After each exam candidate, Master Sommelier David Glancy will give feedback & disclose the wines. We will taste classic grapes from classic regions in classic styles. The selection may go beyond examinable grapes for CS but reasonable for AS, MS, MW or WSET Diploma.

At a Later Date:
If requested, we may add service sessions at a later date.
Wine Dojo is  a focused, efficient 90-minute session for tasting skill development and feedback. This ongoing blind tasting workshop offers students an opportunity to do a timed blind analysis of 6 wines then compare and discuss their analysis with Master Sommelier David Glancy. This is a must for any student looking to prepare for an upcoming certification exam, offering a consistent day and time for tasting classic wines. Leave the selection and set-up to us. Networking and socializing are welcome before or after class.

Flights vary weekly from 3 whites/3 reds to 6 wines that can easily be confused with one another. Regular attendees will have input on future session wines based on identified areas of weakness. We also make adjustments prior to attendees upcoming tasting exams as needed. Typically the first 20 minutes is silent note taking on the flight of wines (WSET style) followed by attendees taking turns evaluating & making conclusions on each wine (MS style). Many students are in WSET, SWE, &/or CMS programs. This workshop is considered a companion to the SOMM Essentials series, offering insight into the blind tasting process and covering classic varietals and styles of wine from around the world. 





San Francisco Wine School*
415 Grand Ave #301
South San Francisco, CA 94080
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 * See our COVID-19 Response Information for the latest updates on In-Person and Webinar Classes


    All attendees must be 21+ years

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