Wine Program Management

SET YOUR PROGRAM UP FOR SUCCESS: An essential guide to building and maintaining a rewarding wine program. 

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With his BA degree in Hotel, Restaurant & Institutional Management from Michigan State University and 15 years of experience successfully managing and consulting for some of the world’s finest hotels and restaurants, Wine Program Management is one of Master Sommelier David Glancy’s specialties. This indispensable certificate program, written by Master Glancy himself, helps students grasp the art and science of Wine List Development, Beverage Cost Control, Vendor Relations, Beverage Law and Cellar Management and bring their career to the next level.

Wine Program Management consists of five sessions covering the following topics. Each three-hour class within the full program can be taken as a single workshop. Click on the links to learn more!

Learn more about Wine Program Management and Master Sommelier David Glancy as featured in the April/May 2017 Issue of SOMM Journal! and the Glancy Wine Blog.

Session 1

Tuesdays 10-1 pm
Jan 17 - Feb 21

Session 2

Mondays 6-9pm
Sep 18 - Oct 23

Apply for scholarship by Aug 31 

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...

In-Person Location

San Francisco Wine School*
415 Grand Ave #301
South San Francisco, CA 94080
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*See our latest COVID Safety Information

Online Info

You will receive the zoom link and any handouts needed a few days before class via email. Check spam and contact 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.  

$795pp* Registration Fee Includes

  • 15 hours of live instruction with San Francisco Wine School's Industry Leading Instructors
  • Registration & in-person exam**
  • Certificate upon successful completion
  • San Francisco Wine School water bottle

*Installment plans and corporate rates available. Group rates available for parties of 5 or more. Contact for more information

**Additional fee for online exam upgrade. Contact us for rates.

Full program registration includes a one-hour in-person multiple choice & short answer exam requiring 75% or higher to pass. Online exam upgrade is available for an additional fee.

All attendees must be 21+ years old.

Scholarships Available

Are you in need of financial assistance to pay for this program? The Glancy Wine Education Foundation assists those looking to start or advance their career in wine or hospitality with educational scholarships of 60-100% depending on your level of need. Internship opportunites are also available through San Francisco Wine School. Learn More & Apply


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