Discover Wine & Spirits Academy

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3200 California St., San Francisco, CA 94118 3200 California St., San Francisco Directions
Today 7:00 AM - 9:00 PM Open All Hours
+18004902850
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    8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Mon-Sat
    7:00 AM - 9:00 PM

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Report | 22 days ago
This class was informative and fun.
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Report | 3 years ago
Very informative wine seminar but the setting was not conducive to drinking wine... we were in a classroom sitting on plastic chairs. I just think the class could've been informative and socially enjoyable at the same time.... I mean, we are there to drink wine after all.
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Report | 4 years ago
The instructor could not control the class. It was loud and obnoxious and I would not go back. I was very disappointed.
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Report | 4 years ago
Have an actual agenda of what you want people to learn in the class.
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Report | 4 years ago
The teacher was knowledgeable, but was distracted as (rude) students showed up late and took too much time setting up for them.
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Report | 4 years ago
The instructor could try to stop one student from dominating the discussion.
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Report | 5 years ago
I took an up and coming wines class. Almost every wine served that evening was rather common, they simply weren't cabernets or chardonays. The teacher was terrbile; he mostly just chit chatted. I would not recommend Discover Wine ad Spirits to anyone and I will not go back. I didn't even find the experience worth the discounted price I paid.
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Report | 5 years ago
it was a good class - but that's after I called him on some stuff. decent wine tasted / i think the 'academy' and degree is garbage. it's like going to bartending school and calling yourself a bartender.
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Report | 5 years ago
Instructor seemed unprepared, the 6 attendees knew as much (and in a couple of cases more) about champagne and sparkling wine than he did. The 3 samples he brought to the lecture were poor, as was the classroom setting. All 6 of us gave him feedback about the above. I expected as "class" as Groupon described but got a weak lecture- basically just read aloud the handout! Did not learn anything other than I would not go back!
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Students swirl the wine in their glasses, scrutinizing the legs that form and inhaling the fragrances before taking slow, calculated sips. They hold the wine in their mouths, blindly matching the wine's notes and overtones to the 70–80 international wines they've tasted during the 30-hour advanced Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET) certification course. In classes such as these, the instructors at Discover Wine & Spirits Academy—many of whom hold DWS (Diploma Wine and Spirits) and WSET certifications—foster a supportive but challenging atmosphere, either by sparking complex discussions or slowly filling the room with wine. Those not training for certification helm a Wine 101 class that unveils the basics of wine history, tasting terminology, and food and wine pairing. They also lead daylong classes on specific regions to uncover the varied flavors of Argentinean wines, explore the Old-World winemaking traditions of France, or try to relate to the fatalistic neorealism of Italian wines.

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