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San Francisco Wine School Offers Online Program

July 11, 2013

San Francisco, CA, July 11, 2013 – The San Francisco Wine School announced the launch of its first online wine education program, The California Wine Appellation Specialist Online Program. This nine-week online certification program was developed by founder, CEO, San Francisco Wine School director and 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 and wine regions of California. The online program will start officially on September 30, 2013. For more information, visit

The 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 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 & 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 visit, look for San Francisco Wine School on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter, or contact David Glancy, MS, CWE, CSS, FWS at or 415-505-9382.

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