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San Francisco Wine School’s Anniversary Celebration Raises Record Breaking Amount for Struggling Wine Professionals


New Glancy Wine Education Foundation to Provide over $160k in Scholarships

On Saturday, November 14th, San Francisco Wine School (SFWS) celebrated 9 years in business with their annual Somm Olympics and Scholarship Auction benefiting the Glancy Wine Education Foundation, a newly formed nonprofit organization that provides scholarships to low income and minority wine & hospitality professionals. 

Proceeds from this memorable event soared past prior years allowing the Glancy Wine Education Foundation to provide over $160,000 in wine education scholarships to disadvantaged and minority communities in hopes of increasing diversity and raising earning power in the wine industry.  Applications for scholarships are available now.  


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, San Francisco Wine School is the largest wine school in the U.S., offering the most thoughtful approach to wine study.  Their inspired educational programs and workshops are taught in their state-of-the-art Wine Education and Events Center and their cutting-edge virtual classroom by industry-leading instructors from all major educational disciplines.  

San Francisco Wine School’s curriculum features the best content in the business: expert course materials, carefully conceived wine flights, and in-depth blind tasting exercises designed to engage students, illuminate course content and enhance learning.  Their beautiful sunlight-filled Wine Education and Event Center is conveniently located just 5 minutes from San Francisco International Airport.  Located inside South San Francisco’s historic Town Social Hall, the contemporary design boasts 16 ft coved ceilings, 12 ft arched windows throughout, and 180-degree views of the San Bruno Mountains, City Hall and the San Francisco Bay.  It’s the perfect place to enjoy classes, industry seminars, tastings and a wide variety of private experiences.  During COVID-19, live online classes are also being conducted with custom tasting kits available for delivery in 43 states.

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