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Capstone California Wine Certification: Introduction Level 1

The Introductory Level 1 covers 6 hours of classes, with 16 California signature wines to be tasted. After completing this course, you will learn:
  • How California's geography, especially the Pacific Ocean and mountain ranges affect viticulture and wine styles.
  • Understand the basics of grape-growing practices and viticulture, and able to identify and describe important grape varieties grown in California.
  • Introduction to the American Viticultural Area (AVA) system, including the world-famous AVAs of Napa Valley, Sonoma County and Santa Barbara County.
  • Explore California's iconic wineries, such as Ridge Vineyards, Frog’s Leap Winery and Robert Mondavi Winery.
  • Learn about the key statistics for California wine in global production, consumption and exports.
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Capstone California Wine Certification: Intermediate Level 2

The Intermediate Level 2 course builds on Level 1 knowledge with 12 hours of tutored classes in 2 days with self-online study, tasting over 30 wines from California. It will cover important events in California's wine history and identify key figures who helped shaped the state’s wine industry.
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