Tremendous resource. Wine laws by region, producer classifications, production and climate data, grape varieties, viticulture and viniculture glossary, biodynamic preparations, must weight conversions between Öchsle, Baume, Brix, KMW (Klosterneuburger Mostwaage), wine barrel sizes by region, Information about spirits, cocktails, beer and sake
Respected certification programs: Certified Specialist of Wine (CSW), Certified Wine Educator (CWE), Certified Specialist of Spirits (CSS), Certified Spirits Educator (CSE), and the entry-level Hospitality/Beverage Specialist Certificate (HBSC) Search by name to verify credentials. Excellent maps and annual conference.
David Glancy MS CWE and other professionals host many workshops and events in South San Francisco, San Jose, and online. They offer their own wine certifications (CWAS and NWAS) as well as those for WSG, SWE, and WSET.
The Culinary Institute of America offers courses covering many aspects of the wine industry at the Rudd Center for Professional Wine Studies. These include a Wine Studies course in the associate degree program, an Advanced Wine, Beverage, and Hospitality bachelor’s degree concentration, and a Master’s Degree in Wine Management. Classes can also help pass the Certified Wine Professional (CWP) and Advanced Certified Wine Professional (ACWP) certifications.