David Glancy is a Master Sommelier and Certified Wine Educator.
In 2006, while working for Professional Culinary Institute (now ICE), he created the only Certified Sommelier Program ever approved by the Court of Master Sommeliers. In 5 years, he helped more than 400 students to pass the Court of Master Sommelier’s rigorous mid-level exam. This was 10% of the world’s supply of Certified Sommeliers at that time. Glancy’s program remains the only Certified Sommelier program officially approved by the Court of Master Sommeliers.
Soon after in 2011, Glancy founded San Francisco Wine School to create the ideal educational setting from the ground up. David created San Francisco Wine School with the aim to open up the wide world of wine to students everywhere and at any level, by offering all of the wine industry’s most relevant credentials under one roof. Read about his vision.
Glancy is one of only twelve people in the world to hold both the revered Master Sommelier diplomaand a Certified Wine Educator credential. A certified French Wine Scholar, Italian Wine Professional, and Certified Specialist of Spirits, Glancy has earned the credential for every program he teaches, and more. Previously, he managed restaurants in the Bay Area and abroad, taught wine and business management at Le Cordon Bleu’s California Culinary Academy, served on the editorial board of Sommelier Journal and was a 3-term member on the board of directors for the Society of Wine Educators. Currently he is on the advisory board for SommCon and the American Institute of Wine & Food. He has won many awards
including Wine Scholar Guild’s French Wine Educator of the Year. He has also received a 2020 nomination for Wine Enthusiast’s Annual Wine Star Awards in their inaugural “Wine Educator of the Year” category.
Expertise: Beverage Costing Beverage Program Development and Management Staff Development and Training Winery Business Startup and Management