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Delta College Uncorks Wine Hospitality Classes
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Looking to grow its new wine hospitality program, Delta College will host two evening courses starting later this month taught by well-known wine educator and writer Fred Swan.

Both courses feature tastings of many excellent, carefully selected wines and are for adults ages 21 and up. No experience is required.

“Wine Regions of California” is a fascinating journey through the superb wines of California, including their histories and how they are made. “Evaluation of Wine” is for those who would like to develop their wine tasting talents and techniques by sampling wines from around the world.

The courses may be of interest to anyone who wants a career in the wine business, or anyone who simply loves wine. Held in the evenings, the courses are especially convenient for working adults. It is a perfect opportunity to gain skills to work in San Joaquin County’s rapidly growing wine industry, whether at a winery tasting room, a restaurant, or in retail sales.

“Delta College is in the heart of California wine country,” Swan said. “I’m thrilled to be there, teaching these courses which are instrumental for industry professionals and deliciously informative for consumers.”

Swan is a highly credentialed wine expert. He has taught credential courses on wine for more than a decade, is a widely published writer, and is a sought-after speaker

“Wine Regions of California” (CUL ARTS 85) is 6 p.m. to 8:50 p.m. Mondays starting March 20.

“Evaluation of Wine” (CUL ARTS 32) is 6 p.m. to 8:50 p.m. Tuesdays starting March 21.

To sign up, students will first need to apply to Delta College at

For help or for more information about Wine Hospitality, visit or call Delta’s Arts, Humanities & Multimedia office at (209) 954-5209.