Certified Specialist of Wine

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TAKE YOUR WINE KNOWLEDGE TO THE NEXT LEVEL: An Exclusive 10-week program to prepare for the notoriously rigorous CSW credential exam.

Our 10-week Certified Specialist of Wine program was created by Master Sommelier David Glancy to fully prepare students for the notoriously rigorous CSW exam. David knows CSW better than most. He is one of only 12 Master Sommeliers in the world to achieve Society of Wine Educators' top credentialCertified Wine Educator. He also sits on the Board of Directors for SWE.

The program covers wine tasting, terminology, composition, chemistry, flaws, viticulture, enology, labels, laws and wine regions of the world. In addition, students will receive the official Society of Wine Educators' CSW Study Guide and access to the Society's Online Wine Academy.

Session Dates & Time
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Guided Blind Wine Tasting Exercises
Syllabus Overview
About the Certification & Exam
Enrollment includes
Requirements

SESSION DATES & TIMES

Session 1 
January 10 - March 21, 2017
**No class 2/14**
6pm - 9pm Tuesdays
Session 2 August 21 - October 30, 2017
6pm - 9pm
Mondays
Session 3 October 17 - December 19, 2017 10am - 1pm Tuesdays


Also check out our Certified Specialist of Wine Online Format!


LOCATION

San Francisco Wine School
415 Grand Ave #301
South San Francisco, CA 94080
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GUIDED BLIND TASTING EXERCISES

Students will taste over 70 wines from around the world to bring learning objectives to life and practice blind tasting techniques.  All wines are selected by Master Sommelier David Glancy and our instructors to represent a broad sampling of the classic wines of the world.

 

SYLLABUS OVERVIEW

Certified Specialist of Wine consists of 10 three-hour classes covering the following areas.  

Each class within the full program can be taken as a single workshop.  Click the links to learn more!


ABOUT THE CERTIFICATION & EXAM
The Certified Specialist of Wine (CSW) is an internationally recognized credential conferred by the Society of Wine Educators (SWE), which has branches in countries around the globe. Obtaining the CSW demonstrates your mastery of wines of the entire world and can help you launch or further your career in wine. It is also a mandatory prerequisite for SWE's top credential, Certified Wine Educator (CWE).

CSW exam registrations are included in the program and are good for one full year. CSW exams are available at Pearson VUE testing centers and other locations. Students will be sent an authorization code and further instructions after the program begins. With the authorization code, a CSW Exam may be scheduled with the testing center at the candidate's preferred time and place.

 

ENROLLMENT INCLUDES
  • Exam Fees & Registration
  • Official Society of Wine Educators' CSW Study Guide
  • Access to the Society of Wine Educators Online Wine Academy
  • San Francisco Wine School Water Bottle
  • CSW pin and certificate upon successful completion

REQUIREMENTS
All attendees must be 21+ years

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ABOUT

San Francisco Wine School strives to open up the world of wine to serious students and enthusiasts everywhere while helping people of all levels break into the wine industry, advance their career, or simply pursue their passions. Founded by Master Sommelier and Certified Wine Educator David Glancy, San Francisco Wine School is the largest wine school in the U.S., offering the most thoughtful approach to wine study. Classes are taught in our state of the art wine education center and our cutting edge virtual classroom by industry-leading instructors from all major educational disciplines.

San Francisco Wine School’s curriculum features the best content in the business: expert course materials, carefully conceived wine flights, and in-depth blind tasting exercises designed to engage students, illuminate course content and enhance learning. Our brand new sunlight-filled Wine Education Center is conveniently located just 5 minutes from San Francisco International Airport. It boasts 16-ft high coved ceilings, eight 12-ft tall arched windows, and gorgeous 180 degree views of the San Bruno Mountains, South San Francisco City Hall and the San Francisco Bay, making it the perfect place to enjoy classes, industry seminars and tastings and host a wide variety of private events.

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