Society of Wine Educators

The Society of Wine Educators (SWE) offers two highly regarded wine certifications through examination — Certified Specialist of Wine (CSW) and Certified Wine Educator (CWE) — in addition to the entry-level Hospitality/Beverage Specialist Certificate (HBSC) that we use in our Somm Essentials Program. We provide learning opportunities to pursue all three credentials. 

San Francisco Wine School is a SWE-approved educational provider, which means that you’ll have access to informed, high-quality classes and learning paths that you can’t get anywhere else. Plus, we’ve got in-house expertise on SWE certifications: Our founder, Master Sommelier David Glancy, is a CSW, a CWE, and a former Society of Wine Educators board member. (Yeah, he’s a bit of an overachiever.) Not to mention that our COO, Kristin Campbell, is currently a SWE board member.

We offer a CSW exam preparation course as well as a proven learning path for the CWE exam, a pinnacle of wine certification for educators. Learn more about our Certified Specialist of Wine course or contact us if you’d like more information about the course or exam.  Contact Us!

Educational Guidance

You can earn your HBSC through our Somm Essentials certification, take our CSW credential prep program or follow our proven curriculum to prepare for the distinguished Certified Wine Educator certification.