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California Wine Appellation Specialist®
Coming to Los Angeles November 7th-9th!
Immerse yourself in California wines for 3 jam-packed days.  You'll receive 22
hours of instruction, blind taste over 60 wines, expand your personal and
professional network, and mingle with our founder and instructor, David
Glancy, MS, CWE, guest instructor Chris Miller, MS, and two special guests:
Wes Hagen from Clos Pepe and Clarissa Nagy from Riverbench. Special
Saturday night tasting dinner available at The Royce | Wood-Fired
Steakhouse in Pasadena. Breakfast and lunch are included daily.  Online
exam is included when taken within 1 month of program conclusion.

Read what students thought about our Sonoma 3 Day Intensive.

California Wine Appellation Specialist® is the first and only in-depth
professional certification dedicated to California wine.  CWAS®  was pioneered
by Master Sommelier and Certified Wine Educator David Glancy in 2012 to
develop the next generation of industry-leading California wine experts and
has since earned the support and recognition of Wine Institute and winery &
grower associations throughout the state.

Learn More & Register

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

- Identification and interpretation of USA and California wine laws
- Discussion of history and impact of California’s American Viticultural Areas
- Detailed investigation of California’s wine production
- Examination of the various climates, soils, grapes, and wineries of each
region that make it distinctive to the California wine landscape
- Blind taste over 60 wines.

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