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SF Wine School Special Event: Luxury Wine Anniversary Celebration & Scholarship Auction

November 3, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Benefiting the Glancy Wine Education Fund

You won’t want to miss this year’s Luxury Wine Anniversary Celebration & Scholarship Auction the afternoon of Saturday, November 3rd!   These light hearted festivities will include some serious “Somm Smackdowns”.  Enjoy a Limited Seating Multi-Course Tasting Lunch & Perfect Pairings Competition. Then meander through our Luxury Wine Tasting Bazaar complete with some hilarious Somm Service Olympics and Live Scholarship Auction full of unique experiences you won’t find anywhere else!

All event proceeds will benefit the Glancy Wine Education Fund, providing scholarships to low income students looking to start or advance a career in wine or hospitality. Learn more, donate or apply.

Watch last year’s recap video
Read Last Year’s Somm Journal Article “Action Packed Philanthropy!”

Date & Time

12:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Saturday, November 3, 2018
VIP Welcome Bubbles 12:00 PM
VIP Perfect Pairings Competition 12:30-3:00 PM
GA Luxury Wine Bazaar 2:30-5:00 PM


General Admission – $175 includes Luxury Wine Bazaar with gourmet bites, San Francisco Wine School’s Service Olympics, and Glancy Wine Education Scholarship Auction

VIP Tickets – $295  includes Welcome Bubbles with early access to silent auction items and Seated Multi-Course Tasting Lunch & Perfect Pairings Competition and  Luxury Wine Bazaar  with gourmet bites, San Francisco Wine School’s Service Olympics, and Glancy Wine Education Scholarship Auction

GGRA Members: use code GGRA10 when you register for 10% off

Limited number of early access press passes available for panel & host interviews. Send requests with business card to help@sfwineschool.com.

12:00-3:00pm: VIP Seated Multi-Course Luxury Tasting Lunch & Perfect Pairings Competition 
Last year’s Somm Smackdown was such a huge hit, we HAD to do it again!  Alder Yarrow (the wine journalist who doesn’t believe in food pairing) returns along with Master Sommelier Evan Goldstein (author of two popular books on food pairing) to judge this seated, mulit-course food pairing competition!  Oh the irony!  Our candidates Wendy Shoemaker, Wine Director for San Francisco’s Michelin Starred Californios, and Morgan Harris, Head Sommelier for Saison Hospitality Groups’s newest restaurant – Angler, will go head to head introducing their perfect pairings for Chef Danae McLaughlin’s creative spin on classic luxury ingredients.  Taste along with them and decide for yourself!  Who will create the most perfect bite…  Do not wait for these tickets!  Seating is limited.  See last year’s menu
3:00-5:00pm: Luxury Wine Tasting Bazaar with Service Olympics and Live Auction

Delight in one of San Francisco Wine School’s ever-popular Wine Bazaars! Meander and taste a wide array of exquisite luxury wines and Chef Danae’s Luxury Bites Buffet. Wines tasted at the event will be available to purchase and take home.

Then get ready to laugh and cheer as some of our favorite somms compete throughout the afternoon in San Francisco Wine School’s light-hearted Service Olympics!   Exclusive wine, accessories and experiences offered by some of the Bay Area’s finest restaurants, wine companies and professionals will be showcased in the Live and Silent Auction.  See Last Year’s Wine List!

Want to donate, volunteer or be considered as a contestant? Email help@sfwineschool.com for more information.


Featured Auction Items

A visit for 4 to the KQED studios for a Jan/Feb filming of Check Please followed by a green room wine tasting with host Leslie Sbrocco

Wine Spectator's Grand Tour

Two Tickets to the 2019 Wine Spectator’s Grand Tour Las Vegas
Sampling over 220 wines all rated 90+ by Wine Spectator.  This tasting offers the best of the best and includes meeting winemakers and dinner that evening!


About the Glancy Wine Education Fund

At San Francisco Wine School, we believe that every motivated and engaged student should have access to high quality, professional education in their trade. Since our inception in 2011, we have been providing tuition assistance and internship programs to worthy students interested in starting or advancing their career in the wine industry.  In 2016, we launched the Glancy Wine Education Fund allowing us to greatly expand financial assistance to those in need awarding nearly $100,000 to date.

All event profits and auction proceeds from Luxury Wine Weekend will go towards building this important fundLearn more, donate or apply.
Learn more about San Francisco Wine School’s LeadershipVision and Students!


All attendees must be at least 21 years of age


San Francisco Wine School
415 Grand Ave #301
South San Francisco, CA 94080
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San Francisco Wine School
415 Grand Ave #301
South San Francisco, CA 94080 United States
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