#WineStudio Online Session XX – Wine Credentials: Letters of Distinction

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January 6, 2015 6:00 pm
January 27, 2015 7:00 pm
PROTOCOL wine studio
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You like wine. You’re thinking you’d like to possibly take it further, take a few courses, perhaps one day switch careers. So now what? Which study track do you pursue? And how do you distinguish between them all?

Navigating the varied wine credentials can be daunting. So to start the 2015 New Year off in a forward-thinking direction, #WineStudio is going back to school! We’ve enlisted one of the hottest Sommelier schools in the country: San Francisco Wine School (SFWS) to help us navigate the myriad world of the wine professional. The school’s philosophy is a testament to their complete dedication to the burgeoning wine career: “Top industry credentialing programs need not compete, but rather share their student bases.”

In this collaborative spirit, our sessions will revolve around the top wine credentials: WSET, Master of Wine, Master Sommelier and Certified Wine Professional. To prepare, check out a little light reading from David Glancy, MS, CWE, CSS, FWS, Founder and CEO of SFWS: Clarifying Credential Blur.

Wine Credentials: Letters of Distinction
#WineStudio Tuesdays 6:00pm – 7:00pm PDT

Week 1: 6 January – Clarifying Credential Blur – Adding letters to your name—but which?
We’ll get the perspective from our wine educators as to what wine path is the path for you.

David Glancy MS, CWE, CSS, FWS, IWP – Founder & CEO San Francisco Wine School @SFWineSchool
Adam Chase DWS – Owner Grape Experience Wine & Spirit School @Forman963
Lindsay Pomeroy DWS, CWE – Owner The Wine Smarties @winesmarties

Week 2: 13 January – WSET and Master of Wine Program
What it takes to begin and eventually finish this prestigious program.

Adam Lapierre MW – Corporate Education Development / Instructor San Francisco Wine School @SFWineSchool
Adam Chase DWS – Owner Grape Experience Wine & Spirit School @Forman963
Tracey Hoff - VP Sales & Marketing The Steven Kent Winery @Tracey914

The Steven Kent Winery 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon, Livermore Valley $48
The Steven Kent Winery 2011 Petit Verdot, Ghielmetti Vineyard, Livermore Valley $50

Week 3: 20 January – Court of Master Sommeliers | Society of Wine Educators
Check out the hottest movie detailing the Somm journey but join us online #WineStudio for the real deal.

David Glancy MS, CWE, CSS, FWS, IWP – Founder & CEO San Francisco Wine School @SFWineSchool
James King CSW, WSET Diploma, FWS – Owner The Texas Wine School @TexasWineSchool
Bridget Cheslock - Certified Sommelier, FWS, Advanced WSET @PoisedPalate

Week 4: 27 January – – Deep Dive Wine Programs – French, Italian, California
Lots of new programs in the wine world. We’ll discuss who’s taking what and why.

Jeff Dreyfuss, Visitor Center Associate Manager HALL Wines @hallwines
Fred Swan DWS, CSW, CWAS, IWP – @SFWineSchool
Thea Dwelle, CWASLuscious Lushes, A Wine Blog @winebratsf

HALL 2011 “Jack’s Masterpiece” Cabernet Sauvignon $125
HALL 2012 “Eighteen Seventy-Three” Cabernet Sauvignon $80


What is #WineStudio?

PROTOCOL wine studio presents an online twitter-based educational program where we engage our brains and palates! It’s part instruction and tasting, with discussions on producers, varieties, tourism, terroir, regional culture, food matching and what all this means to us as imbibers.



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