Bokisch Ranch, Lodi

LEARN THE NUANCES OF CALIFORNIA WINE: Critical knowledge to help students master the increasingly complex AVA landscape in California.

Learn the nuances of California wine in our CWAS programs: Critical knowledge to help students master the increasingly complex AVA landscape in California and become a wine specialist.

California Wine Appellation Specialist CWAS® is the first and only in-depth professional credential dedicated to California wine. CWAS was pioneered by Master Sommelier and Certified Wine Educator, David Glancy, in 2012 and has since earned the support of Wine Institute and grower associations throughout the state.

This one-of-a-kind program offers students a comprehensive, up-to-date, formal education on all of the wine regions, featuring material that is literally impossible to find from other resources or wine specialists. The topics will deeply enrich enthusiasts' knowledge and are critical to the success of today's wine professionals.

  • Learn the language of California wine labeling
  • Discuss the history and impact of California's American Viticultural Areas
  • Understand California's wine production
  • Analyze the distinctive climates, soils, grapes and wineries of each region that make up the California wine landscape

This program is offered in a live, synchronous format and as well as an asynchronous, instructor led online format as part of the Glancy eWine School.  Want help deciding which is right for you?  Contact us for assistance.