Blind Tasting Wine Grapes of the World Series

EXPLORE THE WORLD GRAPE BY GRAPE: Discover the climate, soil, and production nuances behind eight of the world's most important varieties.

Blind taste what a different place can make... Does Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa taste the same as it does from Bordeaux?  Why does Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand smell so different from Sancerre?  Variances in climate, soil, and production techniques all come together to create unique expressions in your glass. 

Our Wine Grapes of the World Series explores key grape varieties that are grown in many different regions of the world.   Each class is dedicated to a different variety and discovering the differences and common threads in a blind tasting of 6 of the same varietal wines from across the globe.  This series is eye-opening for keen wine enthusiasts and a must for wine professionals and those studying for certification exams.

2023 Session Date & Time

Session 1

Sundays 2-4pm
Apr 23 to Jun 18*

*No class on May 28


Session 2

Sep 28th to Nov 16th 

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

 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.  

$895pp* Registration Fee Includes

  • 16 hours of live class with San Francisco Wine School's industry-leading instructors
  • Guided blind tasting of 6-7 wines per workshop carefully curated by Master Sommelier David Glancy
  • Tasting kit creation for online participants (delivery is available across the US for an additional fee
  • Copies of the slide presentation
  • Recording of the class session (on request)

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

No exam or certification is issued for this à la carte series.

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