The San Francisco Wine School has long had students coming from as far as Santa Cruz and Monterey to take classes regularly. But now, enthusiasts in Silicon Valley and farther south won’t have to battle freeway traffic quite so much. Starting April 4, the school, founded by master sommelier David Glancy, will offer educational evening classes once a month at Enoteca La Storia in San Jose.
Restaurant co-owner Michael Guerra, who has studied with Glancy for three years, wanted to host classes like these from the get-go, which is one reason why he created a private room at the restaurant that can accommodate as many as 40 students at a time. Glancy will teach the classes, which run the gamut from Wine 101: My First Wine Class to Intro to Food Pairing. Each class is $85, except for Intro to Blind Tasting, which is $125.
“You can drink a glass of wine and enjoy it,” Guerra says, “but you enjoy it so much more when you know where it came from, where the grapes were harvested, who made it and how it was made. It just adds to the appreciation of the final product in your glass.” 320 W. St. John St., San Jose, 408.618.5455
Originally published in the April/May issue of Silicon Valley