Certified Specialist of Wine (CSW) is an internationally recognized intermediate-level credential conferred by the Society of Wine Educators (SWE) It is also a mandatory prerequisite for the Certified Wine Educator (CWE) credential which is a self-study program. Our Certified Specialist of Wine program was created by Master Sommelier David Glancy to fully prepare students for the notoriously rigorous CSW exam, which has only a 45% pass rate worldwide. David knows CSW better than most. He is one of only 12 Master Sommeliers in the world to achieve SWE's top credential—Certified Wine Educator (CWE). He also sat on the Board of Directors for SWE for 3 consecutive terms.
Our revered CSW program leads in certified wine education and covers wine tasting, terminology, composition, chemistry, flaws, viticulture, enology, labels, laws, and wine regions of the world and is enjoyed by Professionals and Enthusiasts alike. Obtaining the CSW credential demonstrates mastery of wines of the entire world and can help launch or further a career in wine. We offer the program in both in-person and and interactive online formats: