The San Francisco Wine School is hosting a three-day wine education program next weekend exploring California's wine and wine regions.

The event features guided tastings of more than 60 California wines, identification and interpretation of state and federal wine laws, and the examination of the various climates, soils, grapes and wineries of each region that make it distinctive to the California wine landscape.

The program is aimed at those active in or aspiring to professional careers in the California wine industry, although attendees also include avid wine-lovers seeking to deepen their understanding of California wine.

Upon successful completion, program, participants will earn a California wine appellation specialist credential.

The program is from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, and 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday at Hyatt Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco.

A Sunday tasting dinner with San Francisco Wine School founder David Glancy and other professional wine experts is available for an additional fee.

Enrollment materials and information are available at the San Francisco Wine School website, or by calling the school at 415-644-8461. Email inquiries should be directed to

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