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at San Francisco Wine School - Downtown South San Francisco
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Learn USA and California wine labels, the difference between organic, sustainable & biodynamic wine production, and the amazing history of California wine. Then dive deeply into the diverse appellations of Mendocino County. Recent critically acclaimed wines have brought international attention to all of this county’s vineyards.
Also, a leader in organically grown grapes, Mendocino country is an important study component of this program.
This workshop is the first part of the California Wine Appellation Specialist® program. Your tuition can be applied to the cost of the program if you would like to continue on. As part of this workshop, you'll taste 6-8 wines related to the curriculum.
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San Francisco Wine School
Downtown South San Francisco
415 Grand Ave Ste 301
San Francisco, California 94080 Downtown South San Francisco
415 Grand Ave Ste 301
San Francisco, California 94080
Our gorgeous new 4,000 sq ft top floor wine education center is located directly across from City Hall in charming downtown South San Francisco. Our sunlight-filled wine education center boasts 16-ft high coved ceilings, eight 12-ft tall windows, and gorgeous 180 degree views of the San Bruno Mountains, City Hall and the San Francisco Bay. South San Francisco is 9 miles from downtown San Francisco, conveniently located next to San Francisco International Airport and the 280/380/101 interchange halfway between the airport and the former Candlestick Park. San Francisco Wine School is located downtown just blocks from Highway 101 at the intersection of Grand Ave and Maple Ave.
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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,...
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This region is essential to your professional knowledge and wine education as it is by far the fastest growing region in California, gaining attention for its Cabernet, Zinfandel, Rhone style wines and more. Learn the fundamentals including: primary grapes, climate, the 11 new AVAs within Paso Robles, and the characteristics and contrasts of...
Sunday Dec 11th, 2pm - 5pm Pacific Time
The Greatest Wines of France French wines serve as the foundation for most people trying to understand the wines of the world. After all, the French created the first nationwide appellation system that has since become the model for the European Union. Credential seekers can check out our French Wine Scholar program, but everyone will enjoy Intro...
Thursday Dec 15th, 6pm - 8pm Pacific Time
The last session in the program presents a dynamic overview of this exceptional region that produces of some of the most desired wines of the world. Proximity to the Pacific Ocean, varied mesoclimates, and a long growing season make a great combination. Conclude your knowledge with being able to understand and articulate the importance of the...
Sunday Dec 18th, 2pm - 5pm Pacific Time
The CWAS® Credential Exam is the only professional certification exam exclusively based on the wines of California. The CWAS® Credential Exam is a chance to test your knowledge of the wines, regions and laws of California. The full CWAS® program may be taken with the exam at the end and the individual classes and the exam may also be taken on their...
Sunday Dec 18th, 2pm - 5pm Pacific Time
The Greatest Wines of Italy Italian wine is hot in the USA & is a global powerhouse. Credential seekers can check out our Italian Wine Scholar North & Italian Wine Scholar South programs, but everyone will enjoy Intro to Italian Wines! Piedmont's Barolo & Tuscany's Brunello surely make our list but come find out our other picks....
Thursday Dec 22nd, 6pm - 8pm Pacific Time
The Greatest Wines of Spain Spanish wine is hot in the USA & is a global powerhouse. Credential seekers can check out the debut of Spanish Wine Scholar in Fall 2019, but everyone will enjoy Intro to Spanish Wines! Rioja, Priorat & Ribera del Duero surely make our list, but come find out our other picks. Join us as we explore...
Thursday Dec 29th, 6pm - 8pm Pacific Time
Are you skilled in the sensory evaluation of wine? The practice of wine tasting requires a formalized methodology that includes understanding perceived wine flavors, aromas, and characteristics of wine. Sommeliers understand and can explain the structure, style, balance and quality of wine, as well identify winemaking flaws. This workshop is a must...
Thursday Jan 12th, 6pm - 9pm Pacific Time
Do you know the difference between viticulture and enology? Learn the species and varieties of grapes used in winemaking and the difference between clones, crosses, hybrids and grafting. Study the physical structure of the vine, the annual lifecycle and the metabolic processes. Learn about terroir and sustainable farming. Next our studies take us inside...
Thursday Jan 19th, 6pm - 9pm Pacific Time
WINE, SPIRITS, TASTING, PAIRING, SERVICE, AND BEYOND: AN 11 Session program to help students develop a foundational knowledge in a broad array of fine beverages. Developed by Master Sommelier and Certified Wine Educator, David Glancy, and revered by professionals and enthusiasts alike, this foundational program provides hands-on training...
Sunday Jan 22nd, 1:30pm - 4:30pm Pacific Time(11 sessions)
My First Wine Class Get answers to all of the questions you have been afraid to ask and learn the basics of wine with our Wine 101 workshop. Learn how wine is made, decode wine labels, understand how to taste & talk about wine, plus important grapes and styles, how to buy wine, storage, service and food pairing. The tasting of 6 wines will focus...
Wednesday Jan 25th, 6pm - 8pm Pacific Time
France is one of the world's major wine-producing nations. In fact, their national Appellation d'Origine Controlee system is the basis for most wine labeling laws around the world and many of their grapes are grown throughout the world. In this course, you will learn the cool climates, grapes and wine styles of northern France. We'll explore...
Thursday Jan 26th, 6pm - 9pm Pacific Time
Service is much more than proficiently performing, it is an attitude. Learn the roles and conduct of the sommelier, mis en place for service shifts, responsible alcohol service and the mechanics. Standard wine service, Champagne, decanting and tray service will be demonstrated by the instructor and performed by each student. Tools, service...
Sunday Jan 29th, 1:30pm - 4:30pm Pacific Time
Learn how to navigate the 3-tier distribution system successfully in the role of restaurant or retail wine director or cellar master. 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...
Tuesday Jan 31st, 10am - 1pm Pacific Time
Join us in unraveling the mysteries of the EU labeling scheme and compare it with the rest of the world. We will look for global patterns touring the world in a glass. Take in the highlights of France, Italy, and Spain, plus various New World regions. The tasting of 5-7 wines will focus on New World vs Old World and examples from various climates...
Wednesday Feb 1st, 6pm - 8pm Pacific Time
Continue enhancing your French wine knowledge. Journey with us in the classroom as we leave last week's cool climate wines of the north for this week's warm climate wines of the south. Study and taste the French wines that are often imitated but never duplicated. In this course, you will learn the warm climates, grapes and wine styles of southern...
Thursday Feb 2nd, 6pm - 9pm Pacific Time
Do you know the difference between viticulture and enology? Learn the species and varieties of grapes used in winemaking and the difference between clones, crosses, hybrids and grafting. Study the physical structure of the vine, the annual lifecycle and the metabolic processes. Learn about terroir and sustainable farming. Next our studies take...
Sunday Feb 5th, 1:30pm - 4:30pm Pacific Time
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