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Wine Program Management

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Downtown South San Francisco
415 Grand Ave Ste 301
San Francisco, California 94080
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Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 21 and older
Average Class Size: 12

What you'll learn in this wine class:

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.

Each class within the full program can be taken as a single workshop:


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.


    ENROLLMENT INCLUDES:

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

Please Note: All attendees must be 21+ years


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Refund Policy

Cancellations and reschedules for full programs are accepted up to 1 week prior to the start of the course with an option to transfer full credit to a future class OR receive a full refund.  Full program students who give at least 2 business days notice of their absence in an individual workshop within a regularly scheduled program may make up their missed class at the next available session.  No further make ups will be allowed.  

WSET by Grape Experience provides no refunds after a program has begun.  If you need to cancel registration in any other program after the 1 week notice period, you will be refunded $70 for each class that you do not attend with a minimum notice of 2 business days. Study guides and any other course material must be returned in unused condition or the cost of the materials will be deducted from the total refund.

If you need transfer to a future program after the 1 week notice period, a $150 transfer fee will be collected at that time.  All transfers must be initiated and paid in full before the conclusion of the original program.  With the exception of WSET by Grape Experience programs, your registration is fully transferable to another person for the same program and session with no fees.

There are no refunds available for individual workshops or special events.  Reschedules for the next available date are accepted for individual recurring workshops up to 2 business days prior to the originally scheduled date.  Reschedules are not available for special events.

If you are unable to attend a program, workshop or event and are not eligible for a reschedule or refund, consider offering your seat to a friend or colleague.  They will love you!  Notice for all cancellations, reschedules and transfers must be given by emailing [email protected]


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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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