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Battle of the Grapes: Italy vs California

  • Address:
    415 Grand Avenue, Suite 301
    South San Francisco, CA 94080
  • Time: 6:00 PM
  • Price: $175 per person

San Francisco Wine School¬†proudly presents¬†Battle of the Grapes¬†ūüćá Italy vs California¬†benefiting the¬†Museo Italo Americano¬†and¬†their Italian and Italian-American art and culture programs.¬† This live, virtual event hosted by Master Sommelier and Founder of San Francisco Wine School,¬†David Glancy, MS, CWE,¬†will¬†feature an 8-wine blind tasting of four Italian varietal wines, one¬†from Italy and one from California. Can you tell which is which?

Join David, special guest Shelley Lindgren, Owner/Wine Director of the highly regarded A16 Restaurant & Wine Bar, and your fellow attendees from the comfort of your own home as we all taste the wines together, learn the history of the grapes, the origin of the wines, and some blind tasting techniques to help us identify their region.

Tasting kits are included in the cost of the event.  Kits may be picked up at San Francisco Wine School free of charge or delivered in 43 states for an additional fee.  View wine pickup and delivery options.  Mixed cases will be available for sale through San Francisco Wine School after the event.

A portion of the ticket sales will benefit the Museo Italo Americano.  We also encourage attendees to make additional donations directly to the Museo to ensure it's ready to reopen and welcome visitors this fall!

Tickets - $175 Public Attendees | *$145 Museo Members (get promo code)

Above ticket prices include eight 2-oz wine samples.  Register by September 15th to guarantee availability. View wine pickup and delivery options

$95 per attendee - No Wine Included / Web Access Only

A limited number of Media Passes are available.  Apply Here


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About The Museo Italo Americano

Founded in 1978 in San Francisco’s North Beach neighborhood, the Museo Italo Americano is the preeminent museum in the United States devoted exclusively to showcasing Italian and Italian American art and culture. In the coming years the Museo will move to its new home in San Francisco, and a signature feature of its future home will be the new permanent exhibit focused on the contributions of Italian Americans in California and beyond, and dedicated to the legacy of A.P. Giannini, the founder of Bank of America.  Learn more...


All attendees must be at least 21 years of age.  Adult signature is required for all tasting kit deliveries.