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Cabernet Sauvignons of the World

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Embark on a global journey exploring the diverse flavors and characteristics of Cabernet Sauvignons, guided by expert sommeliers. Uncover the secrets behind this iconic varietal as you indulge in a curated tasting experience. Perfect for wine enthusiasts looking to enhance their knowledge and palates.

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Blind Tasting Bubbles, Botrytis & Fortified Wines

Elevate your tasting skills with Master Sommelier David Glancy, exploring challenging flights of bubbles, botrytis, and fortified wines. Dive deep into global regions and styles, deciphering the influences of grape, terroir, and winemaking practices. Join this advanced blind tasting journey to refine your palate and expertise.

  • Advanced
  • 21 and older
  • $165
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  • 2 hours & 30 minutes

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Class Description


What you'll learn in this wine tasting class:

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, winemaking or aging.

This class can be taken as part of the Advanced Blind Tasting educational series or individually à la carte.

Requirements & Recommendations

This is an advanced blind tasting class. Students are strongly encouraged to complete Intro to Blind Tasting and Intermediate Blind Tasting prior to joining this class.

Links for Zoom will be distributed a few days prior to the class. Zoomers will have tasting kits they can either pickup or have delivered for an additional fee.  View wine pickup and delivery options.

Remote Learning

This course is available for "remote" learning and will be available to anyone with access to an internet device with a microphone (this includes most models of computers, tablets). Classes will take place with a "Live" instructor at the date/times listed below.

Upon registration, the instructor will send along additional information about how to log-on and participate in the class.

Refund Policy

Cancellations and reschedules for full programs are accepted up to 11 business days prior to the start of the course with an option to transfer full credit to a future class OR receive a full refund less a 5% cancellation fee.

Recordings are available to students who are unable to attend live classes. Full program students who give at least business days notice of their absence in an individual workshop may request to have a tasting kit created for no additional charge. No further make ups will be allowed.

If you need to cancel registration in any other program after the notice period, you will be refunded $70 for each class that you do not attend with a minimum notice of 11 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 within the 11 business days notice period, a $150 transfer fee will be collected at that time. Transfers will be effective 1 week after notice has been provided and fees must be paid at that time. Recordings will be available for workshops prior to the transfer effective date. 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. Recordings are available to students who are unable to attend live classes. Full program students who give at least business days notice of their absence in an individual workshop may request to have a tasting kit created for no additional charge. Reschedules for the next available date are also accepted for individual workshops up to 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, and want to attend the session live, consider offering your seat to a friend or colleague. They will love you!

Notice for all cancellations, reschedules, format changes and transfers must be given by emailing [email protected]

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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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