Cash and Prizes: Recap Quiz for December 2013

Wine Tasting Red Wine Glass Happy New Year from SWE!!!

To celebrate the new year, we are offering a special prize for this month’s recap quiz….a FREE sitting of the CSW or CSS Exam, including a Study Guide.

Questions for the recap quiz come exclusively from the educational material posted to Wine, Wit, and Wisdom for the month. This month’s quiz has 10 questions that cover the topics and information included in our posts for the month of December 2013.

To refresh your memory, our posts for the month of December were:

  • Wine Book Review – “The Nose” by James Conaway (December 5)
  • The Legacy of Peter Jahant (December 8)
  • The Egg Nog Riots of 1826 (December 10)
  • Coda di Volpe – The Tail of the Fox (December 14)
  • The Ice Wine Fiasco of 2011 (December 19)
  • Cheers to the Kir Royale! (December 24)
  • U.S. Distillery License #1 (December 28)

scantronEveryone who takes and passes the quiz with 100% of the questions correct by January 10, 2014 (midnight CST) will have their names put into a drawing for the prize! You can take the quiz over and over again if you like…it’s all about the education!

The winner will be notified via email on January 11.

Click here for a link to the quiz.

If you have any questions, contact us at:  jnickles@societyofwineeducators.org .

Update:  Congratualtions to Denise H. of Nashville, Tennessee who won our Recap Quiz Contest for December!  Denise is new to the study of wine, but is going to take the CSW Exam in June!! Good luck, and congrats!

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It’s Alive!

Bev Specialist Its AliveThe Society of Wine Educators has just launched an online study course for their Beverage Specialist Certificate program!

This program is ideal for culinary and hospitality food and beverage students, restaurant and retail staff, beverage sales professionals, or interested consumers.  The Beverage Specialist Certificate can also be used as an entry-level course for those planning to pursue higher levels of wine, beer, or spirits certification.

SWE Bev Specialist CoverThe site offers all the information you need to become well versed in a wide range of beverage topics including bottled waters, coffee, tea, beer, sake, spirits and (of course) wine.  The online course is a self-paced, self-study program that contains all of the information packed into the print study guide, 100% available in an online, mobile-compatible format.  As an added bonus, the online course comes complete with flashcard decks, practice quizzes, and an opportunity to take the certificate exam online.

To take a test drive of the online course, just click here.

If you would like to register, or would like further information on the course, please contact Ben Coffelt at the Society of Wine Educators at bcoffelt@societyofwineeducators.org .