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Timing & Technique Drills

at San Francisco Wine School - Downtown South San Francisco 415 Grand Ave Ste 301, San Francisco, California 94080

In this workshop, Master Sommelier David Glancy guides students to be fast, fluid tasters. Students will continue to practice their improved blind tasting skills using various techniques and drills to sharpen their focus and improve their timing. Master Glancy will also teach students exam preparation and test-taking strategies to help students work...

Tuesday Dec 7th, 6pm - 8:30pm Pacific Time

Paso Robles & the Rest of San Luis Obispo

at San Francisco Wine School - Downtown South San Francisco 415 Grand Ave Ste 301, San Francisco, California 94080

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...

Thursday Dec 2nd, 6pm - 9pm Pacific Time

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Santa Barbara & Beyond

at San Francisco Wine School - Downtown South San Francisco 415 Grand Ave Ste 301, San Francisco, California 94080

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...

Thursday Dec 9th, 6pm - 9pm Pacific Time

CWAS® Credential Exam

at San Francisco Wine School - Downtown South San Francisco 415 Grand Ave Ste 301, San Francisco, California 94080

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...

Thursday Dec 16th, 6pm - 9pm Pacific Time

Intro to Spanish Wines

at San Francisco Wine School - Downtown South San Francisco 415 Grand Ave Ste 301, San Francisco, California 94080

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...

Wednesday Dec 29th, 6pm - 8pm Pacific Time

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Tasting, Chemistry & Flaws

at San Francisco Wine School - Downtown South San Francisco 415 Grand Ave Ste 301, San Francisco, California 94080

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...

Wednesday Jan 19th, 6pm - 9pm Pacific Time

Wines of Bordeaux

at San Francisco Wine School - Downtown South San Francisco 415 Grand Ave Ste 301, San Francisco, California 94080

In this workshop, we'll learn about French wine labeling and how it relates to European Union regulations. Then we'll study Bordeaux from the ground up. Here, wine styles are predicated by a combination of soil, grape and the hand of man. Explore Bordeaux's distinctive terroirs in order to better understand the nature of the blend,...

Tuesday Jan 11th, 6pm - 9pm Pacific Time

Viticulture & Enology

at San Francisco Wine School - Downtown South San Francisco 415 Grand Ave Ste 301, San Francisco, California 94080

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...

Wednesday Jan 26th, 6pm - 9pm Pacific Time

Wines of Southern France

at San Francisco Wine School - Downtown South San Francisco 415 Grand Ave Ste 301, San Francisco, California 94080

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...

Wednesday Feb 9th, 6pm - 9pm Pacific Time

Wines of Italy

at San Francisco Wine School - Downtown South San Francisco 415 Grand Ave Ste 301, San Francisco, California 94080

Understanding the regions and categories of Italian Wine can be complicated. With extensive wine production in all 20 wine regions, hundreds of indigenous varietals, climates ranging from Alpine to Mediterranean and diverse soil types, Italian wine study can be daunting. It is critical for a CSW to have extensive knowledge to understand, appreciate,...

Wednesday Feb 16th, 6pm - 9pm Pacific Time

Wines of Spain, Portugal & Greece

at San Francisco Wine School - Downtown South San Francisco 415 Grand Ave Ste 301, San Francisco, California 94080

Sunshine, warm breezes, olive oil, wine and the Mediterranean Sea tie Portugal, Spain, Greece and several other countries together. Learn the similarities and differences of some of the oldest wine regions of the world and some of the trendsetting new wines, as well. We'll explore Cava, Rioja, Priorat, Ribera del Duero, Rias Baixas, Jerez, Vinho Verde,...

Wednesday Feb 23rd, 6pm - 9pm Pacific Time

Wines of Piemonte aka Piedmont

at San Francisco Wine School - Downtown South San Francisco 415 Grand Ave Ste 301, San Francisco, California 94080

Discover the major wine denominations of Northern Italy’s Piemonte or Piedmont as they say in English. Explore the famous appellations of Asti, Gavi, Barolo, Barbaresco and much more. Learn where they're located, what grape varieties they're made from, their styles and importance, and an introduction to foods and culture of the regions. A...

Monday Feb 28th, 6pm - 9pm Pacific Time

Wines of Germany and Eastern Europe

at San Francisco Wine School - Downtown South San Francisco 415 Grand Ave Ste 301, San Francisco, California 94080

Don't underestimate the importance of Germany and Eastern Europe in the wine world. The wines of the former Austro-Hungarian Empire have much in common and just as many differences.  Learn the regions, climate, grapes, complex labeling and many styles of wines from Germany, Austria, Hungary and more. We'll explore Spatburgunder, Riesling and...

Wednesday Mar 2nd, 6pm - 9pm Pacific Time

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Food Pairing Lab with Tasting Kits

at San Francisco Wine School - Downtown South San Francisco 415 Grand Ave Ste 301, San Francisco, California 94080

Can you create perfect pairings or are you paralyzed by the rules? Learn pairing theories and exceptions and the progression of flavors in multi-course meals. Come play with your food and wine as we taste 36 combinations and discuss each student's impressions and preferences.  Challenging food ingredients will also be reviewed and how to overcome...

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Bubbles, Botrytis & Fortified Wines

at San Francisco Wine School - Downtown South San Francisco 415 Grand Ave Ste 301, San Francisco, California 94080

Master Sommelier David Glancy helps students tackle the most challenging flights of sparkling wines, fortified wines and non-fortified dessert wines. Learn to identify the similarities and differences in each wine and discuss the major regions and styles globally. Decipher what differences are derived from grape variety, terroir, vineyard practices,...

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