Our 9-week Certified Specialist of Wine Online 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 the Society of Wine Educator's top credential, Certified Wine Educator. He also sat on the Board of Directors for the Society of Wine Educators for 3 consecutive terms.
This qualification covers the key grape varieties grown and the different styles of wine produced around the world. During the online class, students will be taken through a guided tasting of wines and taught by David himself.
Certified Specialist of Wine Online course which is often referred to as CSW in the industry is also enjoyed by any student looking to enhance their knowledge of wine tasting, terminology, composition, chemistry, flaws, viticulture, enology, labels, laws and wine regions of the world.
The program is part of the Glancy eWine School, designed to provide you with the best wine education online, including university style curriculum with personalized online instruction, engaging student interaction and creative weekly tasting assignments expertly designed to bring the classroom to you! Each week, students will tackle a new subject in our virtual classroom with an industry leading instructor, engage in discussion with their peers, and complete weekly in-depth tasting assignments.
Students can procure a Certified Specialist of Wine Study Guide in paperback or Kindle formats on Amazon. Email email@example.com for instructions on ordering.
2022 SESSION DATES & TIMES
Orientation Apr 10-17
Class Apr 17 - Jun 18
Complete Exam at Pearson Vue by Apr 10, 2023
Orientation Oct 9-15
Class Oct 16 - Dec 17
Complete Exam at Pearson Vue by Oct 09, 2023
HOW DO OUR ONLINE CLASSES WORK?
Each week students will tackle a new subject in our virtual classroom, read materials at their own pace, engage in discussions with their instructor and peers, and complete weekly tasting assignments receiving instructor feedback to hone their skills. In addition, students will have access to Virtual Lectures by Master Sommelier David Glancy.
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Personalized Online Instruction
Certified Specialist of Wine consists of an Orientation and 9 learning modules over a 10 week period. Modules cover the following areas:
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 from the start of the program. 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.
Our online classroom and the resources within it are not completely compatible with all smartphones and tablets. We recommend having access to a computer to ensure all of the online resources will be available.
We strongly recommend students purchase the most current edition of the Official Society of Wine Educators' CSW Study Guide available online at amazon.com