2017 SWEbinar Schedule

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Here is our current SWEbinar schedule for 2017.  Please note that we will be adding sessions as needed, so check back frequently to keep advised of all that we have going on!

Click here for information about the next SWEbinar in our series.

If you have any questions about SWEbinars, please contact our Director of Education, Jane Nickles, at jnickles@societyofwineeducators.org

Presenters:  If you hold one of SWE’s certifications (CSS, CSW, CSE, or CWE) and would like to present a SWEbinar, please contact Jane Nickles – guest presenters are always welcome! Our one requirement regarding subject matter is that your topic be of interest to those people who are studying for one of our certifications – our SWEbinar program is intended to help our candidates with exam preparation.

Login Instructions:  At the appointed time, just click on the link.  lease note that our sessions are offered as live, interactive events and are not recorded. There is no need to register in advance. Links will be attached to the date and time announcement of each session in the list below and will go “live” a few days before the scheduled date.

When the SWE Adobe Connect homepage appears, click on “enter as a guest,” type in your name, and click “enter room.”  Remember that each session is limited to 100 attendees, and that several of our past sessions have reached capacity.  We are hoping to avoid this issue in the future by offering more SWEbinars, but its still a good idea to log on early!

  • If you have never attended an Adobe Connect event before, it is also a good idea to test your connection ahead of time (just click on the link).
  • If you are experiencing any kind of trouble connecting to a SWEbinar, please see our SWEbinar trouble-shooting page.
  • There is no need for a dial-in number; audio will be available via the speakers on your computer or mobile device.

May 2017:

  • Saturday, May 27 – 10:00 am central time: Rías, Benches, Slopes, and Scarps – Physical Geography in the Vineyard – presented by Jane A. Nickles, CSE, CWE: Do you love Rías Baixas? Have you ever craved “dusty” Cabernet from the Rutherford Bench? How about a crisp Riesling from the Niagara Escarpment? A true wine lover (myself included) loves them all. But one day I realized I had no idea what I was really talking about when I used the words – ría, bench, slope, and scarp – so familiar to us all. What exactly is a ría? Did I just scan a scarp? Where’s the bench? Join us and find out!

June 2017:

  • Saturday, June 3rd – 10:00 am central time: Certification Summit: From Ausbruch to Zweigelt: the Wines and Spirits of Austria.Certification Summits 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, and space is limited! Click here for more information. 
  • Wednesday, June 7 – 7:00 pm central time: The Insider’s Guide to the CSW Exam – presented by Jane A. Nickles, CSE, CWE: If you are currently pursuing the CSW Certification, or considering the CSW as your next stage of professional development, this session is for you! This one-hour online workshop will cover all aspects of the CSW, including what the test covers, how difficult the test is, what type of questions to expect, the resources available to students, and how long SWE recommends for study before sitting the exam. 
  • Saturday, June 10 – 10:00 am central time: A Spirited Discussion: The Insider’s Guide to the CSS Exam – presented by Jane A. Nickles, CSE, CWE: This is one for the spirits crowd!! if you are interested in pursuing the CSS Certification, or just a spirits lover-bartender-mixologist-beverage aficionado that is interested in learning more about spirits and the CSS, this one-hour session is for you! Join our Director of Education, Jane A. Nickles, and learn what to expect from the CSS!

July 2017:

  • Saturday, July 8 – 10:00 am central time: The Insider’s Guide to the CSW Exam – presented by Jane A. Nickles, CSE, CWE: If you are currently pursuing the CSW Certification, or considering the CSW as your next stage of professional development, this session is for you! This one-hour online workshop will cover all aspects of the CSW, including what the test covers, how difficult the test is, what type of questions to expect, the resources available to students, and how long SWE recommends for study before sitting the exam. 
  • Saturday, July 15, 10:00 am central time: Hooray for Vouvray! A taste-along SWEbinar on the wines of the Loire Valley, presented by Jane A. Nickles, CSE, CWE: From the Pays Nantais to Pouilly-Fumé, the Loire Valley produces some of the most interesting, delicious, and diverse wines on earth! Join us as we celebrate Bastille Day in the best of all possible ways – with French wine in hand! Stay tuned for a shopping list of Loire Valley wines to sip along.
  • Wednesday, July 19, 7:00 pm central time: Hooray for Vouvray! A taste-along SWEbinar on the wines of the Loire Valley, presented by Jane A. Nickles, CSE, CWE: From the Pays Nantais to Pouilly-Fumé, the Loire Valley produces some of the most interesting, delicious, and diverse wines on earth! Join us as we celebrate Bastille Day in the best of all possible ways – with French wine in hand! Stay tuned for a shopping list of Loire Valley wines to sip along.
  • Saturday, July 22 – 10:00 am central time: A Spirited Discussion: The Insider’s Guide to the CSS Exam – presented by Jane A. Nickles, CSE, CWE: This is one for the spirits crowd!! if you are interested in pursuing the CSS Certification, or just a spirits lover-bartender-mixologist-beverage aficionado that is interested in learning more about spirits and the CSS, this one-hour session is for you! Join our Director of Education, Jane A. Nickles, and learn what to expect from the CSS!

September 2017:

  • Wednesday, September 6 at 7:00 pm central time: The Wines of Chile, presented by Sam Schmitt, CS, CSS, CWE: From the Maipo Valley’s Cabernet Sauvignon, to Casablanca’s Sauvignon Blanc and all the Shiraz, Merlot, and Carmenère in between—join Sam Schmitt for a one-hour session on the wines of Chile.
  • Saturday, September  9 at 10:00 am central time: The Wines of Chile, presented by Sam Schmitt, CS, CSS, CWE: From the Maipo Valley’s Cabernet Sauvignon, to Casablanca’s Sauvignon Blanc and all the Shiraz, Merlot, and Carmenère in between—join Sam Schmitt for a one-hour session on the wines of Chile.
  • Wednesday, September 13 – 7:00 pm central time: The Insider’s Guide to the CSW Exam – presented by Jane A. Nickles, CSE, CWE: If you are currently pursuing the CSW Certification, or considering the CSW as your next stage of professional development, this session is for you! This one-hour online workshop will cover all aspects of the CSW, including what the test covers, how difficult the test is, what type of questions to expect, the resources available to students, and how long SWE recommends for study before sitting the exam. 
  • Saturday, September 16 – 10:00 am central time: A Spirited Discussion: The Insider’s Guide to the CSS Exam – presented by Jane A. Nickles, CSE, CWE: This is one for the spirits crowd!! if you are interested in pursuing the CSS Certification, or just a spirits lover-bartender-mixologist-beverage aficionado that is interested in learning more about spirits and the CSS, this one-hour session is for you! Join our Director of Education, Jane A. Nickles, and learn what to expect from the CSS!

October 2017:

  • Saturday, October 7 – 10:00 am central time: Of all the gin joints in all the world, mine is online: A Taste-Along Webinar , presented by Jane A. Nickles, CSE, CWE. A webinar all about gin! We’ll discuss the history of gin, the production of gin, learn all about the amazing juniper berry, and along the way, taste and discuss five styles of gin: London Dry Gin, Plymouth Gin, Old Tom Gin, Gin de Mahon, and the “modern, international” style of gin (represented by Hendrick’s). Stay tuned for a shopping list of suggested brands…and join us SWE’s first online gin joint webinar.
  • Wednesday, October 18 – 7:00 pm central time: Of all the gin joints in all the world, mine is online: A Taste-Along Webinar , presented by Jane A. Nickles, CSE, CWE. A webinar all about gin! We’ll discuss the history of gin, the production of gin, learn all about the amazing juniper berry, and along the way, taste and discuss five styles of gin: London Dry Gin, Plymouth Gin, Old Tom Gin, Gin de Mahon, and the “modern, international” style of gin (represented by Hendrick’s). Stay tuned for a shopping list of suggested brands…and join us SWE’s first online gin joint webinar.
  • Saturday, October 21 – 10:am central time: The Insider’s Guide to the CSW Exam – presented by Jane A. Nickles, CSE, CWE: If you are currently pursuing the CSW Certification, or considering the CSW as your next stage of professional development, this session is for you! This one-hour online workshop will cover all aspects of the CSW, including what the test covers, how difficult the test is, what type of questions to expect, the resources available to students, and how long SWE recommends for study before sitting the exam. 
  • Wednesday, October 25 – 7:00 pm central time: A Spirited Discussion: The Insider’s Guide to the CSS Exam – presented by Jane A. Nickles, CSE, CWE: This is one for the spirits crowd!! if you are interested in pursuing the CSS Certification, or just a spirits lover-bartender-mixologist-beverage aficionado that is interested in learning more about spirits and the CSS, this one-hour session is for you! Join our Director of Education, Jane A. Nickles, and learn what to expect from the CSS!

November 2017:

  • Wednesday, November 15 – 7:00 pm central time: Beaujolais and her wines, presented by Sam Schmitt, CS, CSS, CWE: The region of Beaujolais and the Gamay grape have had a colorful past.  A vigorous and ancient grape, Gamay makes it’s first appearance in history in the middle 1300’s following the Black Death.  Initially cultivated in Burgundy, it was banished to the granite gravels of Beaujolais by Phillip the Bold, Duke of Burgundy in 1395 declaring it “disloyal…and of very great and horrible harshness.”  But instead of withering into obscurity, this hearty grape variety thrived in the rocky vineyards and has been at the center of several controversies over the centuries. Join us for a one hour adventure through the history of Beaujolais and it’s signature variety Gamay, presented by Sam Schmitt, CS, CSS, CWE.
  • Wednesday, November 29 – 7:00 pm central time: The Insider’s Guide to the CSW Exam – presented by Jane A. Nickles, CSE, CWE: If you are currently pursuing the CSW Certification, or considering the CSW as your next stage of professional development, this one-hour session is for you! This online workshop will cover all aspects of the CSW, including what the test covers, how difficult the test is, what type of questions to expect, the resources available to students, and how long SWE recommends for study before sitting the exam. 

December 2017:

January 2018:

  • Saturday, January 6th – 10:00 am central time:  A Spirited Discussion: The Insider’s Guide to the CSS Exam – presented by Jane A. Nickles, CSE, CWE: This is one for the spirits crowd!! if you are interested in pursuing the CSS Certification, or just a spirits lover-bartender-mixologist-beverage aficionado that is interested in learning more about spirits and the CSS, this one-hour session is for you! Join our Director of Education, Jane A. Nickles, and learn what to expect from the CSS!
  • Wednesday, January 10th – 7:00 pm central time: The Insider’s Guide to the CSW Exam – presented by Jane A. Nickles, CSE, CWE: If you are currently pursuing the CSW Certification, or considering the CSW as your next stage of professional development, this one-hour session is for you! This online workshop will cover all aspects of the CSW, including what the test covers, how difficult the test is, what type of questions to expect, the resources available to students, and how long SWE recommends for study before sitting the exam. 
  • Saturday, January 27, 2018 – 11:00 am central time (yes, 11): Oak Barrels and their Influence on Wine – presented by Lisa Boissier, CWE. Are you a fan of Fumé Blanc? How about an oaky-smoky Chardonnay? And who doesn’t love Barolo? If you are a fan of any of these wines, you’ll be interested to learn about the construction of oak barrels and the aroma and flavor compounds they provide to the wines that reside within. Grab the oaky wine of your choice and join us for a session on barrels!

Schedule is subject to change!

 

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  3. Paulette T. Eggers says:

    I will be joining these sessions! Thank you!

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    GM, I am confused. I purchased the year extension under study guide 2015. I am not sure which test I will be taking FY 15 or 16. I don’t have the study guide 2016, I have study guide 15 is this a disconnect for me. Why do you recommend. Thanks

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