Announcing our Next Certification Summit: Spain-the Small, the Obscure, and the Far-Flung!

 Our next certification summit, entitled Spain-the Small, the Obscure, and the Far-Flung, will be held on March 4th, 2017. This online event will begin at 10:00 am central time and should end by 1:00 (we will take breaks)!

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This session is ideal for students of both wine  and spirits, and will cover the following topics:

  • Txakolina
  • Condado de Huelva
  • Gin de Mahón
  • Vino Doble Pasta
  • Brandy de Jerez
  • Montilla-Moriles
  • Bierzo
  • Lanzarote
  • Pago de Irache

Reservations are now being accepted and are limited to 100 people – first come, first served. SWE membership is required. For a reservation, or for further information, please contact Jane Nickles at: jnickles@societyofwineeducators.org

After registration, you’ll receive a link and a password to the summit homepage. From there, you’ll be able to download the session handouts and access the link to the online classroom.

SWE’s Certification Summits are special “long-version” webinars directed at SWE members who are studying for one of the certifications offered by SWE, although all members of SWE are welcome to attend any summit.

The purpose of SWE Summits are to take topics from the Study Guides and/or the recommended readings lists, and bring them front and center –  if only for a day! Certification summits will focus on the smaller regions, or lesser-known topics in the wine and spirits world – in other words, we are more likely to feature the wines of Campania than the wines of Chianti. These live, interactive events are intended to feel like “mini-conferences” and are scheduled to be 2-to-3 hour-long webinars with multiple presenters; they are typically offered on Saturday mornings and are offered free-of-charge to members of SWE. Please note – unlike our other webinar offerings – Certification Summits do require a reservation and an SWE membership. Space is limited!

 

Cash and Prizes: January/February 2014 End-of-the-Month Quiz!

CSW WorkbookEvery month, we offer an end-of-the-month quiz – with prizes, of course.  Quiz questions cover the educational material posted to Wine, Wit, and Wisdom for the month. This month’s quiz actually covers two months and has 15 questions that cover the topics and information included in our posts for the months of January and  February, 2014. Everything you need to know to pass the quiz is here on our blog!

This month, in honor of our soon-to-be-released CSW Workbook, we will be offering FIVE PRIZES, which will be (of course) a copy of said workbook – hot off the presses and in all of its full-color glory!

 

To refresh your memory, our posts for the months of January and February 2014 were:

Mini ConferenceEveryone who takes and passes the quiz with 100% of the questions correct by March 10, 2013 (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 winners will be notified via email on March 11! Click here for a link to the quiz.

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

Update:  Congrats to the winners of our quiz this month, Katie, Jeff, Cristina, Jackie, and Mandy! We hope you enjoy (and learn lots from) your new CSW Workbooks!

The CSW Workbook will be available for purchase as of March 10, 2014.  Click here for a link to the SWE Website’s Catalog and Store. 

Cash and Prizes: E-O-M Quiz for November 2013

New CSW VitiEvery month, we offer an end-of-the-month quiz – with prizes, of course.  Quiz questions cover 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 November, 2013. Everything you need to know to pass the quiz is here on our blog!

This month, our prize is a copy of our newly released CSW Study Guide – hot off the presses and in all of its full-color glory!

 

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

  • Toro de Osborne (November 1)
  • The Real Thing:  Grenadine (November 5)
  • Grape Stems into Grappa (November 12)
  • “The Wine of the Crunchy, Rust-Pink Sands” (November 21)
  • The Wines that Made America (November 23)
  • Minervois-La Livinière (November 25)

New CSWEveryone who takes and passes the quiz with 100% of the questions correct by December 10, 2013 (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 December 11! Click here for a link to the quiz. If you have any questions, contact us at:  jnickles@societyofwineeducators.org .

Update:  Congrats to our winers – Dena, Jonathan, and Keith – we hope you enjoy your new Study Guides!

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Cash and Prizes: October End-of-Month Quiz!

New CSWEvery month, we offer an end-of-the-month quiz – with prizes, of course.  Quiz questions cover 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 October, 2013. Everything you need to know to pass the quiz is here on our blog!

This month, our prize is a copy of our newly released CSW Study Guide – hot off the presses and in all of its full-color glory!

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

  • Best-Selling Spirits in the World (October 1)
  • Moon Mountain AVA (October 3)
  • Clos Vougeot (October 5)
  • Professor Maynard Amerine (October 7)
  • Vodka, Meet Oak (October 10)
  • A New AVA for Santa Barbara (October 14)
  • The New CSW is Here! (October 15)
  • A Bitter Battle over Sweet Wine in the Loire (October 18)
  • Message in a (Square) Bottle – (October 20)
  • Meet the SWE Board (October 22)

Everyone who takes and passes the quiz with 100% of the questions correct by November 7, 2013 (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 onNovember 8! Click here for a link to the quiz. If you have any questions, contact us at:  jnickles@societyofwineeducators.org .

Update:  Congratulations to our November winner…Barbie Jean Messa! Barbie Jean is the creator (along with her husband) and SVP of Marking for a Flash Wine Site: Vinport.com.  Vinport specializes in unique imported wines, many of which are exclusive to Vinport.com.  While a full-time grad student working towards a PhD in Psychology, Barbie also conduct wine education for Vinport events, and blogs at “Blindly Guessing Grapes!” Congrats to Barbie!

Click here to return to the SWE Website.

September E-O-M Quiz: Cash and Prizes!

French Wine StoreAfter a one-month break for our Conference (when things just go crazy, you know…) we are back to our monthly quiz!

This month, our prize is great…you will receive one of the first “hot-off-the-presses” copies of our 2014 CSW Study Guide. The new CSW Study Guide will begin shipping in the middle of October, but our lucky winner will get to jump the gun by a few days.

Every month, we offer an end-of-the-month quiz (with prizes, of course) on the last day of the month. Quiz questions cover 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 September. Everything you need to know to pass the quiz is here on our blog!

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

  • Farewell, Vin de Pays du Jardin de la France (September 8)
  • The Stout Report:  Advice to a Young Wine Professional (September 11)
  • Chinato:  Cocchi or Cappellano? (September 15)
  • The Romance of Saint Amour (September 16)
  • The AVA Shuffle (September 22)
  • The Rheingau Falls in Line (September 23)
  • 1855:  It was a Very Good Year (September 28)

Everyone who takes and passes the quiz with 100% of the questions correct by October 8, 2013 (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 October 9! Click here for a link to the quiz. If you have any questions, contact us at: jnickles@societyofwineeducators.org .

Update:  Our contest winner this month is Cathey Love…a mobile dog groomer who drives her UPS-sized truck to clients home so that she can “listen to  whine all day and drink wine all night”!! Cathey, whom we met at this year’s SWE Conference in Orlando, is currently studying for her CSW Exam.  Congatualtions, Cathey – and good luck with your studies!

July Recap Quiz and Contest

Champagne GlassAs promised, here is our monthly quiz!

This month, our prize is a copy of the newly revised third edition of Exploring Wine, which just happens to be one of the books included one our newly released suggested CWE Reading List for those studying for the Certified Wine Educator Exam.  It’s a beautiful book!

Every month, we offer an end-of-the-month quiz (with prizes, of course) on the last day of the month. Quiz questions cover 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 July. Everything you need to know to pass the quiz is here on our blog!

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

  • Neither Petite nor Syrah…Petite Sirah (July 3)
  • Lillet. Kina Lillet. (July 6)
  • Pineau des Charentes:  Extreme Fortification? (July 11)
  • Maraschinos and Manhattans (July 13)
  • Blood and Wine – Sangre and Sangria (July 17)
  • The Wine Formely Known as Tricastin (July 19)
  • The Cannons of Cape Town (July 22)
  • The (Confusion of the) Torrontés Family Tree (July 27)

Everyone who takes and passes the quiz with 100% of the questions correct by August 8, 2013 (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 August 9! Click here for a link to the quiz. If you have any questions, contact us at:  bevspecialist@societyofwineeducators.org .

Cash and Prizes: March Re-cap Quiz

CT food-wine-robinson-book009.jpgAs promised, here is our monthly quiz with Cash and Prizes (well, in this case, prizes)!

This month’s winner will receive a copy of Jancis Robinson’s beautiful new book, Wine Grapes.

We will be offering an end-of-the-month quiz (with prizes, of course) on the last day of every month.   Quiz questions will cover the educational material posted to Wine, Wit, and Wisdom for the previous month.   This month’s quiz has 20 questions that cover the topics and information included in our posts for the month of March. Everything you need to know to pass the quiz is here on our blog!

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

Everyone who takes and passes the quiz with 100% of the questions correct by April 7, 2013 (midnight CST) will have their names put into a drawing for a copy of Jancis’ beautiful new book!  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 April 8!

Click here for a link to the quiz.

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

Good luck!

Update on April 8, 2013:  Congratulations to Douglas Trapasso for winning our March Contest!!  Douglas lives in Chicago and works for the local school system in a department that funds child care agencies throughout the city. As rewarding as he finds his day job, he dreams one day of making a difference  in the world of wine.  Whether by selling, publicizing, serving or even possibly making it, Douglas nurtures his sommelier dreams by participating in tasting groups, and attending as many wine events and classes as he can.”