Napa Valley Wine Academy


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Saturday, September 25, 2021

11 am Pacific

From grape varieties to winemaking philosophies, Bordeaux and California have seen exchanges since the early 19th century that have enriched both sides. This webinar with Bordeaux resident and expert Jane Anson will look at the history of that exchange – from the arrival of Cabernet Sauvignon on the West Coast to winemakers and estate owners who today have a presence in both regions.

Jane Anson is Decanter’s Bordeaux correspondent and has lived in the region since 2003. She writes a monthly wine column for Hong Kong’s South China Morning Post, a weekly column for, and is the author of Bordeaux Legends: The 1855 First Growth Wines. Her newest book, Inside Bordeaux, is the definitive insider guide to Bordeaux and offers fresh insight into this renowned region. In addition, she has contributed to the Michelin guide to the Wine Regions of France and was the Bordeaux and Southwest France author of The Wine Opus and 1000 Great Wines That Won’t Cost a Fortune. An accredited wine teacher at the Bordeaux École du Vin, Anson holds a masters in publishing from University College London, and a tasting diploma from the Bordeaux faculty of oenology.

You can order Jane Anson’s new book, Inside Bordeaux here.

Want to know if our Business of Wine course is right for you? Ask the instructor yourself! Join us for a FREE Q&A with Master of Wine Tim Hanni, a wine business educator and consultant for more than 40 years. You’ll get an overview of what is covered in the course and receive live feedback on how it might benefit your specific goals.

The first 20 attendees who sign up for the course will receive a signed copy of Tim’s book, Why You Like The Wines You Like.

An adult 21+ must be present to sign for delivery.

Register for Bordeaux and California: Past and Present

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Cancellations of confirmed in-person course enrollments and workshops are accepted up to 60 days before the start of the course. An administration fee of $50 plus the full cost of the study materials and exam fees will be deducted, and the remainder of the course fee refunded to the payee. Separate WSET exam cancellation/transfer rules apply.
Transfers of a confirmed enrollment to another course are accepted 60 days before the course start date with an administration fee of $50.

Cancellations less than 60 days before the in-person course start date or course no shows forfeit any refund/transfer options unless students can provide medical documentation. If medical documentation is provided, students can be transferred to a later course. No refunds will be applied.

Course Transfers cannot be carried forward to the next academic year (which commenced on January 1).

Students are highly encouraged to purchase separate travel insurance.

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