David Glancy

Founder & CEO
San Francisco Wine School

David Glancy is a Master Sommelier and Certified Wine Educator. He is one of 12 people in the world to hold both credentials. Glancy also has obtained Certified Specialist of Spirits, Italian Wine Professional, and French Wine Scholar credentials.

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 was 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 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. The school is also a hub for workshops and events for enthusiasts and professionals alike. Since the pandemic, classes are in a highly interactive Hybrid Format for Roomers & Zoomers and 2-ounce wine bottles are shipped all over the USA.

David Glancy is a member of the SommCon Advisory Board