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Blind Tasting Wine Styles of the World Series

A STYLE EXPLORATION: This 4-part series examines the regions, grapes and production methods behind sparkling, rosé, natural, sweet and fortified wines.

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"Style is a simple way of saying complicated things..." - Jean Cocteau

Beyond all the different grape varieties and wine regions of the world, how a wine is made makes just as big an impact on what comes out of the bottle.  Almost any grape can be made into any style, or category, of wine including sparkling, rosé, and sweet or fortified wines.  Our Wines with Style Series explores the very diverse regions, grapes and production methods used in these wine styles and examines how their attributes may be perceived in your glass - blind. 

We'll discover how these wines vary, even within their category, based on climate, soils and traditions in various international regions through a curated guided blind tasting in each class.  This powerful four-workshop series is eye opening for enthusiasts and a must for professionals and those studying for certification exams.  

Over 24 wines will be tasted in all.  Each is carefully selected by Master Sommelier David Glancy and our Cellar Master to bring learning objectives to life and practice your blind tasting technique.

Each workshop within the full series can also be taken à la carte as a single workshop. Click on the links to learn more!

*Please note that for the Sparkling Wines of the World workshop only, there will be a different wine selection for Roomers and Zoomers due to the fact that sparkling wines do not preserve well in tasting kits and there is a limited selection of sparkling wines available in 187ml bottles. If you are interested in purchasing full or half bottles from us or elsewhere to supplement the selection we provide, please contact

2023 Session Date & Time

Session 1

Wednesdays  6-8pm
April 5 to April 26


Session 2

Saturdays  11am -1pm
Dec 2nd to Dec 23rd

Want to join late or can't make one of the classes?  Check out our reschedule policy.

 Apply for scholarship by Sep 30

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
Click for parking and public transportation information

*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.  

$495pp* Registration Fee Includes

  • 8 hours of live class led by our industry-leading instructors
  • Guided blind tasting of 6 wines per workshop carefully curated by Master Sommelier David Glancy
  • Tasting kit creation for online participants (free delivery is available across the US  LEARN MORE

*Installment plans available. Group rates available. Contact for more information.

All attendees must be at least 21 years of age.

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