Press Release – San Francisco Wine School Offers Online Program

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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San Francisco Wine School strives to open up the world of wine to serious students and enthusiasts everywhere while helping people of all levels break into the wine industry, advance their career, or simply pursue their passions. Founded by Master Sommelier and Certified Wine Educator David Glancy, San Francisco Wine School is the largest wine school in the U.S., offering the most thoughtful approach to wine study. Their inspired educational programs and workshops are taught in their state of the art wine education & events center and their cutting edge virtual classroom by industry-leading instructors from all major educational disciplines. San Francisco Wine School’s curriculum features the best content in the business: expert course materials, carefully conceived wine flights, and in-depth blind tasting exercises designed to engage students, illuminate course content and enhance learning. Their brand new sunlight-filled wine education & events center is conveniently located just 5 minutes from San Francisco International Airport and boasts 16-ft high coved ceilings, eight 12-ft tall arched windows, and gorgeous 180 degree views of the San Bruno Mountains, South San Francisco City Hall and the San Francisco Bay, making it the perfect place to enjoy classes, industry seminars and tastings and host a wide variety of private events—from serious educational programs for wine/hospitality industry staff to team-building and other fun, social, private events for wine enthusiasts.

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