Press Release – San Francisco Wine School Offers Online Program

July 11, 2013

San Francisco Wine School Offers Online Program
California Wine Appellation Specialist®

San Francisco, CA, July 11, 2013 – The San Francisco Wine School is excited to announce the launch of its first online wine education program. The California Wine Appellation Specialist® This 9-week online certification program was developed by Master Sommelier, David Glancy. This online California Wine Appellation Specialist® certification is a first-of-its kind program that offers a comprehensive series of online courses focusing uniquely on the wines & wine regions of California. The online program will start officially September 30, 2013. Please visit: http://sanfranciscowineschool.com/california-wine-appellation-specialist-online.

Our California Wine Appellation Specialist® (CWAS) online education program provides flexibility, convenience, and freedom while saving students money and time in today’s fast paced world. Regardless of geographic location, the school’s highly credentialed instructors will facilitate an engaging learning experience, while students have the opportunity to interact with other wine professionals around the world.

This online wine education program invites students to experience original research on California wine landscapes and features important topics critical to the success of today’s wine professionals. Given that wines from California are responsible for a large majority of sales at the trade and consumer level, earning this credential will set students apart in the increasingly competitive wine industry labor market.

The California Wine Appellation Specialist® online wine education program is divided into eight significant and distinctive courses, covering detailed and critical information on the wine appellations of California. The online classroom includes various presentations, web-based tutorials, video lectures, weekly assignments, interactive online discussions with the instructor and classmates, and course assessments.

Program participation includes tasting, or having access to, up to 16 California wines. Wines may vary dependent upon selection, location, and availability. Full bottle purchases are estimated to cost close to $400 in total. Purchases by the glass or half bottle are recommended when available. Local and online tasting groups are encouraged! See below for the list of courses included in the California Wine Appellation Specialist® online program:

  • CA 01: Wine Law and Mendocino County
  • CA 02: Napa Valley Rocks
  • CA 03: Lake County & The Sierra
  • CA 04: Sonoma County
  • CA 05: Santa Cruz, SF Bay & The Delta
  • CA 06: Monterey & San Benito
  • CA 07: Paso Robles & Rest of SLO
  • CA 08: Santa Barbara & Beyond
  • CA 09: CWAS Credential Exam

About the San Francisco Wine School
The San Francisco Wine School serves to provide world-class wine education and professional training for successful wine careers. Bringing all relevant credential programs under one roof, students are offered a number of career path choices in the wine business. A roster of top instructors offers up in-depth certification programs on a frequent basis. For more information please visit www.sfwineschool.com, look for San Francisco Wine School on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter or contact David Glancy, MS, CWE, CSS, FWS at dglancy@sfwineschool.com or 415|505-9382.





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