Press Release – New Certified Specialist of Wine Program


San Francisco Wine School Introduces New Certified Specialist of Wine Program

Nine Part CSW Program Begins March 20, 2013

San Francisco, CA, January 17, 2013- The San Francisco Wine School now offers a comprehensive preparation course for the prestigious Certified Specialist of Wine examination. The Certified Specialist of Wine (CSW) credential represents the Society of Wine Educators’ (SWE) recognition that the holder has attained a broad base of knowledge about wine, equivalent to a mid-level wine professional. Candidates for this credential come from both inside and outside the wine industry with widely varying backgrounds. Like many other organizations’ credentials, this is generally a self-study program. San Francisco Wine School has been recognized by SWE as a Private Wine School Provider.

The nine-course series includes a class on tasting technique, chemistry and flaws, as well as courses surveying the world’s major wine producing regions. Tuition for the full series including the exam is $995, and single classes are $89 per class. Classes begin on March 20th, and run until May 22, 2013. The CSW series is held on Wednesdays 6:00pm-9:00pm in South San Francisco.

Deepen your wine knowledge and take a look at our upcoming Certified Specialist of Wine program.

San Francisco Wine School

The San Francisco Wine School’s mission is to provide world-class wine education and professional training for those seeking to advance their wine careers or those looking to change careers and begin with a serious credential. Studious consumers are more than welcome. In addition to the CSW certification course, the school offers French Wine Scholar (FWS) and their own trademarked  California Wine Appellation Specialist (CWAS) certification program.

David Glancy, MS, CWE, CSS, FWS

One of 129 professionals in North America and 197 worldwide who have earned the title of Master Sommelier. Glancy has held the MS degree since 2004.  Over the last 5 years he guided roughly 400 students through success on the Certified Sommelier (CS) credential.

Deepen your wine knowledge and take a look at our Certified Specialist of Wine.

Check out our full schedule of programs, workshops and public events. Private, customized experiences and corporate training is also available.



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