Friday Seminar Series
Friday, October 2, 2015, 2:00 PM-4:30 PM | The Cliffs Resort, Pismo Beach
WINEMAKER SEMINAR SERIES PRESENTED BY EDUCATIONAL PARTNER THE SAN FRANCISCO WINE SCHOOL
Join us for a Seminar Series featuring a distinctive panel of winemakers and industry insiders covering in-depth topics focused on sparkling wine production, style, and a look into future trends.
Seminar facilitator David Glancy is the founder and Chief Education Officer of The San Francisco Wine School. He is one of only 12 people in the world to pass both the Court of Master Sommeliers’ Master exam (MS) and the Society of Wine Educators’ Certified Wine Educator exam (CWE). Glancy has also passed the Certified Specialist of Spirits exam (CSS), French Wine Scholar exam (FWS) and Italian Wine Professional exam (IWP). He launched San Francisco Wine School in 2011 and is in the final days of building out a 4,000 square foot education center near SFO Airport. The school provides professional wine studies including French Wine Scholar (FWS), Society of Wine Educators’ programs (SWE), California Wine Appellation Specialist (CWAS), corporate training, consumer classes and much more. Glancy is also on the Board of Directors for the Society of Wine Educators.
David Glancy will take us first to the Champagne Region for an edu-tasting on the history of Champagne from the Romans to its transition from a still wine to sparkling wine region and the key contributors to its transformation. Next Glancy will guide us through the birth of and the New Age of California sparkling wines and the New Age of boutique producers. Listen to what our panelists say about their vintages, growing conditions, terroir and winemaking styles as you compare and contrast the “Old Guard” versus the “New Guard.
David’s esteemed panel includes Norm Yost of Flying Goat Cellars, Clarissa Nagy of Riverbench Winery, and Tyler Elwell of Halcyon Wines.
Seminar guests will be treated to tastings from some of the founding Champagne Houses in France, including Moet Chandon, Ruinart, Taittinger and Veuve Clicquot; plus California sparkling wines from our 3 panelists; along with cheeses and light snacks from Marisol at The Cliffs.