Advanced Blind Tasting Intensive Program with San Francisco Wine School

December 3, 2017 (Sun) - December 5, 2017 (Tue)
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM

San Francisco Wine School
415 Grand Ave
South San Francisco, CA 94080

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Cost: $895 for 3 full day workshops tasting over 20 varietals and 30 manipulated samples

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Wine     Tasting (sit down)     Networking     Educational    

Led by a Master Sommelier, this week-long hands-on Advanced Tasting Program is a series of half-day workshops designed to enhance blind wine analysis techniques, while challenging experienced enthusiasts and students preparing for upper level exams with any major wine credentialing body.   Taste over 30 manipulated samples to sharpen your ability to assess structure and identify fruit, spice, herb, oak and other aromas and isolate wine flaws. Learn deductive tasting methodologies for upper exams with Society of Wine Educators, Court of Master Sommeliers, Wine Spirit Education Trust, Institute of Masters of Wine and others. Taste over 20 unaltered wines from around the world to hone your varietal and regional identification skills. Drills will include an emphasis on focus, timing, descriptions and conclusions. Strong wine theory and blind tasting experience is recommended for this program. We encourage beginning wine students to take Somm Essentials, Blind Wine Tasting Basics, Tasting, Chemistry & Flaws, or equivalent prior to enrolling in this Program. Students focused on fine dining service or preparing for upper level sommelier exams may also consider ourAdvanced Service Program that follows in the afternoon. Topics covered include:

  • Structure & Aroma Component Tasting
  • Deductive Tasting Methodologies
  • High Acid Whites & Thin Skinned Reds
  • Aromatic Whites & Thick Skinned Reds
  • Flaw Identification
Dates & Times:

Dec. 3rd-5th- Sunday-Tuesday, 9am-5:30pm

Instructor:  David Glancy, MS, CWE