Wine Program Management

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Wine Program Management

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.

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About the Certification & Exam
Enrollment Includes


SESSION DATES & TIMES

Session 1
February 6 - Mar 8, 2017 
10am - 4:30pm Monday - Wednesday
Session 2 September 11 - October 16, 2017 10am - 1pm Mondays

 

LOCATION

San Francisco Wine School
415 Grand Ave #301
South San Francisco, CA 94080
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SYLLABUS OVERVIEW

Each class within the full program can be taken as a single workshop.  Click the links to learn more!

Wine List Development
Learn how to design your wine program for sales and profit. Every restaurant’s needs are different. We’ll explore the decisions involved to meet your sales and service goals while maintaining your concept or niche identity. We’ll also discuss size, scope, structure, selection and pricing for by the glass and bottle programs as well as corkage and stemware fees.

Beverage Cost Control
Learn how product cost percentage and contribution margin are calculated and what does and does not impact them. Understand the P&L Statement versus the Balance Sheet to manage for profit and cash flow. Explore inventory management and how to look for theft and other causes of shrinkage.

Vendor Relations & Staff Training
Learn how to navigate the 3-tier distribution system successfully. Explore the workings of distributors, brokers and winery direct sales, how to decide what vendors to use and how to maximize the relationships. Discuss options and strategies for an efficient buying process. Learn how to effectively utilize vendor provided training, 3rd party training and internal staff training to maximize your sales and service.

Beverage Law
Restaurants, individual managers, and servers can face civil and criminal liability for violations of the law and ignorance is not a defense. Learn the details and risks of Tied House and Dram Shop Laws, alcohol license types and requirements, new account credit applications and personal guarantees. We will cover the most important issues in California and discuss differences in other states.

Cellar Management
Creating a great list wine is easy, maintaining one requires immense effort. Mistakes are costly, both financially and for staff morale and customer service. Learn to excel in the not so glamorous side of being a wine director or cellar master. We’ll review efficient and accurate ways to check in orders, code invoices, stock the cellar, program the POS, update wine lists and inventory sheets, communicate changes and manage countdown and 86 lists.

Check out Wine Program Management and Master Sommelier David Glancy featured in the April/May 2017 Issue of SOMM Journal!

ABOUT THE CERTIFICATION AND EXAM
1 hour multiple choice & short answer exam requiring 75% or higher to pass


ENROLLMENT INCLUDES

  • Exam Fees & Registration
  • San Francisco Wine School Water Bottle
  • Certificate upon successful completion

 

REQUIREMENTS
All attendees must be 21+ years

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ABOUT

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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