2-Day Somm Essentials Intensive: Theory, Tasting & Service

May 14, 2018 (Mon) - May 15, 2018 (Tue)
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM

San Francisco Wine School
415 Grand Avenue
South San Francisco, California 94080

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Cost: $495

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Wine     Weekly Event     Tasting (sit down)     Educational    

This fast-paced, comprehensive 2-day intensive focuses on important foundational areas for personal and professional success including global wine theory, blind wine tasting analysis, food & wine pairing, and professional wine service techniques. Taught by Master Sommelier David Glancy, this class is perfect for students studying for beginning and intermediate level sommelier exams and those who want to improve their performance on the job. Taste 30 wines throughout the program. Test your knowledge and preparation if you choose with 2 Exam Ad-on options.

Students looking for a slower pace or a more comprehensive look at all aspects of the beverage industry may consider our  Somm Essentials curriculum.

This 2-Day course can be broken into two stand-alone a la carte days, or taken as a complete program.  

Schedule is as follows:

Day 1: 9am-5:30pm

9-11am - Blind Tasting Technique

11-1pm- Food & Wine Pairing Lab **

1-1:45pm- Lunch Break

1:45-4:30pm- Proper Wine, Decanting & Sparkling Techniques and Service

****Please inform us of any dietary allergies or intolerances at the time of registration so we can accommodate your needs.** 

Day 2: 9am-5:30pm

9-10am- Viticulture & Enology

10-1:15pm- White Wines of the World

1:15-2pm- Lunch Break

2-5:30pm- Red Wines of the World

Select 1 Day:  $365
Both Days:  $495

Hospitality Beverage Specialist Certification (HBSC) Exam 
Taken online on demand via Society of Wine Educators.  (Additional self study will be required for beer, sake, spirits, coffee, tea, & bottled waters). 

Cost: $150 includes HBSC Manual, Online Access and Exam Fee.  Request Now
Three Part Somm Essentials Certification Exam
Taken Sunday, November 11th at 10am at San Francisco Wine School.  Successful completion of Part 1 - Physical Service, Part 2 - Food Pairing, and Part 3 - Blind Tasting along with successful completion of the Online Hospitality Beverage Specialist Certificate will result in the Somm Essentials Certification. 

Cost: $350 for all 3 Parts and the HBSC Online exam.  Detailed performance feedback will be provided with exam results. Request Now

All attendees must be at least 21 years of age.  We recommend students complete Wine 101, Intro to Blind Tasting, or the equivalent prior to taking this program.