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Wine 101

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

Get answers to all of the questions you have been afraid to ask and learn the basics of wine, from how it's made, decoding wine labels, how to taste & talk about wine, storage, service and food pairing. The tasting of 5-6 wines will focus on the structure of wine, various styles and main grape varieties. This workshop is part of our Intro Series...

Thursday Sep 12th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

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Que Syrah Syrah

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

Travel the world of Syrah... Explore the power, elegance and versatility of Syrah/Shiraz and its potential to challenge Cab & Pinot as king of CA reds. Learn its origins, other homes and characteristics. Discover how Syrah varies based on climate, soils and traditions in various international regions through a guided tasting of 5-6 wines....

Thursday Aug 22nd, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

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California Wine Overview and Mendocino

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

This workshop exposes students to USA and California wine labeling law and the history of California wine, then dives 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...

Monday Aug 19th, 6pm - 9pm

Cabernet is King

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

"God made Cabernet Sauvignon" - André Tchelistcheff Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest of the Bordeaux family of grapes are grown all over the world. Learn Cabernet’s origins, other homes and characteristics. Discover how it varies based on climate, soils and traditions in various international regions through a guided tasting of 5-6 wines. Despite...

Thursday Aug 29th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Napa Valley

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

This Napa Valley workshop provides students with an in-depth exploration and significance of the world-famous Napa Valley. Learn more about the amazing geography, history, and climate ideal for grape growing, as well as the importance for understanding the region’s impact on the state of California and its significance within the world of wine! ...

Monday Aug 26th, 6pm - 9pm

Wine List Development

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

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...

Monday Aug 26th, 10am - 1pm

Vendor Relations and Staff Training

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

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...

Tuesday Aug 27th, 10am - 1pm

Zin is IN

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

Zinfandel is a California classic and accounts for almost 10% of California grape vine acreage. Learn its origins, other homes and characteristics. Compare it to its genetic relatives from Italy, Croatia & perhaps beyond. Discover how it varies based on climate, soils and traditions in various international regions through a guided tasting of 5-6...

Thursday Sep 5th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Cellar Management

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

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...

Wednesday Aug 28th, 10am - 1pm

Component Tasting: Structure

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

Learn to accurately assess acid, tannin, sugar and alcohol as Master Sommelier David Glancy leads you through a tasting of 16 carefully manipulated wines to help you clearly delineate the different levels of each. This workshop is fun for novice-intermediate tasters and an important tune up for advanced tasters. This workshop...

Tuesday Sep 3rd, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Piemonte

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. 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 portion of the class will be dedicated to...

Monday Sep 23rd, 6pm - 9pm

Component Tasting: Aroma

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

Learn to tune up your senses as you identify specific smells and tastes of various fruit, spice, herb and other elements as you blindly identify them in 12 carefully controlled sample wines. This is a far more effective approach than commercially available wine aroma kits made with essential oils that are not consumable or in a wine solution. This...

Tuesday Sep 10th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

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Restaurant Wine 101

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

Learn How to Stand Out Amongst Your Peers For Exceptional Service And Salesmanship! This program is designed for the restaurant professional, whether the job title is server, bartender, or manager. It is designed for individuals, and can be tailored to specific restaurants for private group instruction. This program offers wine training for students...

Monday Sep 16th, 10am - 4:30pm

Alsace

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

Learn about French wine labeling and how it relates to European Union regulations. Next dive into the fascinating Alsace region learning about the history, geography, climate and wines at the French-German border. Until recently this wine region only consisted of three AOCs, but now has 53. The diversity of soil types, grape varieties and wine styles...

Wednesday Sep 18th, 6pm - 9pm

Lake & The Sierra

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

Lake County and The Sierra is a workshop that acquaints students with the distinctive Lake County region from the high altitude vineyards above one of America’s oldest geothermal lakes to the first single winery AVA. Next we travel the roads of the 49ers to the multitude of counties in the Sierra Foothills. Uncover the various concentrations of wineries...

Monday Sep 9th, 6pm - 9pm

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