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Monday, May 5, 2014

5/5/2014 - Wine Jobs, not Wine Snobs


Fancy a career in wine, see yourself as a fantastic sommelier, wine writer, or wine store owner?

In this week's Slow Living Radio, we look at the diverse opportunities a life in wine offers, and are delighted to have two esteemed guests, who will bring some invaluable insights to getting there.
David Glancy MS, founder and CEO of the San Francisco Wine School has over 20 years in the industry and Randy Caparoso is an award winning wine journalist and Editor at Large for the SOMM Journal.  We could be in no better hands to explore the depths and breadth of the world of wine.  Sit back, pour yourself a glass and enjoy!


David Glancy, MS, CWE, CSS, FWS
Founder & Chief Executive Officer
San Francisco Wine School

David Glancy is one of only 135 in North America, and 211 in the world, to earn the title Master Sommelier (MS). He is one of only 12 MS in the world to also pass the Society of Wine Educators’ Certified Wine Educator exam (CWE). In addition, Glancy passed the Certified Specialist of Spirits exam (CSS) and French Wine Scholar exam (FWS). He launched San Francisco Wine School in 2011. The school provides professional wine studies including French Wine Scholar (FWS), Society of Wine Educators’ Certified Specialist of Wine (CSW), their own trademarked California Wine Appellation Specialist (CWAS) and more. Glancy also runs SFsommelier Consulting, is on the Editorial Advisory Board of Sommelier Journal, is Echanson Provincial (wine guy) for the Chaine des Rotisseurs Pacific Northwest and sits on the Board of Directors for the Society of Wine Educators

Previously, he created, managed and taught the Certified Sommelier Program at the Professional Culinary Institute (now known as International Culinary Center California). During that time, he secured the partnership for the school with the Court of Master Sommeliers and helped over 400 students pass the Court of MS’ Certified Sommelier exam (CS). Glancy also taught wine and business management at Le Cordon Bleu’s California Culinary Academy in San Francisco. He has worked in the industry for over 20 years, working throughout the U.S. and in Asia and has traveled to many of the wine regions of the world. His first love was a glass of Vouvray, soon followed by another glass. Today he could happily live on Champagne alone.


Randy Caparoso
Editor at Large, The SOMM Journal
Contributing Editor, The Tasting Panel

Randy Caparoso is a multi-award winning wine journalist who lives in Lodi, California.  He is Editor-at-Large and the Bottom Line columnist for The SOMM Journal, and currently blogs and does social media work for Lodi Winegrape Commission’s  He also pens wine columns for The Tasting Panel magazine, San Joaquin Magazine, and Lodi News-Sentinel; and in the past, he has bylined a biweekly wine column for his hometown newspaper (The Honolulu Advertiser, from 1981 to 2002).  In a prior life, he was a founding partner of the Roy’s family of restaurants, where he was VP/Corporate Wine Director for 13 years; earning distinctions of being named Santé’s first Wine & Spirits Professional of the Year (1988) and Restaurant Wine’s Wine Marketer of the Year (1992 & 1998).  You may contact him at


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