Fred Swan

Oakland, CA Wine Writer, Wine Educator

I'm the founder of where I write primarily about the wines of Northern California. I contribute to other publications too, including The SOMM Journal, The Tasting Panel and'm also an instructor for the San Francisco Wine School where I teach CWAS, CSW, FWS, Somm training, Wine & Beverage Program Management and more.I hold the following wine-related credentials: WSET Diploma, Certified Sommelier, certified California Wine Appellation Specialist and Certified Specialist of Wine, certified Level 3 WSET Instructor, French Wine Scholar, Italian Wine Professional and WSET Level 3 Sake. I'm also a graduate of the Napa Valley Vintners Wine Educators Academy.Other interests include food and dining, technology (especially Apple products), baseball, art, music and goings on the SF Bay Area.