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 ur SWEbinar trouble-shooting page.

March 2017:

  • Friday, March 3rd – 12 Noon 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, March 8 – 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!
  • Saturday, March 11 – 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. 
  • Saturday, March 25th, 2017 – 10:00 am central time: A Taste-Along Tour of Naples, presented by Jane A. Nickles, CSE, CWE. Join us a tour through the history and geography of Naples, Italy and the surrounding countryside of Campania. Limone di Sorrento IGP, Limoncello, and Pizza Napoletana TSG are on the menu, along with the famous wines of Campania: Taurasi, Greco di Tufo, and Fiano di Avellino.
  • Wednesday, March 29th, 2017 –  7:00 pm central time: A Taste-Along Tour of Naples, presented by Jane A. Nickles, CSE, CWE. Join us a tour through the history and geography of Naples, Italy and the surrounding countryside of Campania. Limone di Sorrento IGP, Limoncello, and Pizza Napoletana TSG are on the menu, along with the famous wines of Campania: Taurasi, Greco di Tufo, and Fiano di Avellino.

April 2017:

  • Saturday, April 1st – 10:00 am central time: Decanting: What, When, and How, presented by David Davoust. This seminar will discuss both the art and science of decanting, including what is chemically happening to the wine and the resulting effects on the wine experience. We will also discuss the impact of using an aerator or a Coravin. The seminar will offer practical suggestions on when, why and how to decant so that you can confidently answer the question, “should we decant this wine?” David Davoust is an author, educator and Certified Specialist in Wine. He serves as the wine director for private wine pairing dinners and is currently working on an educational series called, “Wines With a Story™”.
  • Wednesday, April 5, 2017 – 7:00 pm central time: Italy’s Killer B’s – presented by Sam Schmitt, CS, CSS, CWE: The Killer B’s – Brunello, Barolo, Barbaresco, and Bardolino –  The wines of Italy are among the best the old world has to offer.  Italy’s wine making traditions and laws have produced some of the most famous and infamous wines in the world.  The soap-opera like stories surrounding Brunello and Barolo in particular over the last few decades have brought scandal, outrage, and even prison sentences to high profile wine makers. Join us for a one hour presentation about the history, wine making, laws, and scandals that have made Italy’s “Killer B’s” front page news as well as some of the most sought after wines in the world.
  • Saturday, April 8 – 10:00 am central time: Italy’s Killer B’s – presented by Sam Schmitt, CS, CSS, CWE: The Killer B’s – Brunello, Barolo, Barbaresco, and Bardolino –  The wines of Italy are among the best the old world has to offer.  Italy’s wine making traditions and laws have produced some of the most famous and infamous wines in the world.  The soap-opera like stories surrounding Brunello and Barolo in particular over the last few decades have brought scandal, outrage, and even prison sentences to high profile wine makers. Join us for a one hour presentation about the history, wine making, laws, and scandals that have made Italy’s “Killer B’s” front page news as well as some of the most sought after wines in the world.
  • Saturday, April 15 – 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, April 12th – 7:00 pm central time: Decanting: What, When, and How, presented by David Davoust. This seminar will discuss both the art and science of decanting, including what is chemically happening to the wine and the resulting effects on the wine experience. We will also discuss the impact of using an aerator or a Coravin. The seminar will offer practical suggestions on when, why and how to decant so that you can confidently answer the question, “should we decant this wine?” David Davoust is an author, educator and Certified Specialist in Wine. He serves as the wine director for private wine pairing dinners and is currently working on an educational series called, “Wines With a Story™”.
  • Saturday, April 29 – 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!

May 2017:

  • Wednesday, May 10 – 7:00 pm central time: Mendoza beyond Malbec: A taste-along Webinar presented by Jane A. Nickles, CSE, CWE. We know Mendoza makes wonderful Malbec, but there is so much more to be enjoyed! Join us for this taste-along webinar as we discovered Torrontés, Bonarda, Chardonnay, and Syrah from Mendoza! Wine list to be announced! (This session will be repeated on Saturday, June 17th at 10:00 am central time.)
  • Saturday, May 13 – 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. 
  • Saturday, May 20 – 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!

June 2017:

  • 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!
  • Saturday, June 17 – 10:00 am: Mendoza beyond Malbec: A taste-along Webinar presented by Jane A. Nickles, CSE, CWE. We know Mendoza makes wonderful Malbec, but there is so much more to be enjoyed! Join us for this taste-along webinar as we discovered Torrontés, Bonarda, Chardonnay, and Syrah from Mendoza! Wine list to be announced!

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. 
  • Wednesday, July 12, 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 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.
  • 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
  • Saturday, September  9 at 10:00 am central time: The Wines of Chile, presented by Sam Schmitt, CS, CSS, CWE
  • 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.

November 2017:

  • Wednesday, November 15 – 7:00 pm central time: Beaujolais and her wines, presented by Sam Schmitt, CS, CSS, CWE
  • Saturday, November 18 at 10:00 am central time: Beaujolais and her wines, 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. 

 

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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  47. Joyce Rose says:

    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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