SWEbinars…Next Up!

...

Our SWEbinar schedule is action-packed and full of facts!

April 2017:

  • 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 3rd – 7:00 pm central time: Agave Intensive with Malcolm Lamont: Agave spirits – principally tequila and mezcal are gaining in popularity and establishing themselves on the back bar as much more than just a shot. But what is the difference between a piña, a coa and a tahona? Join us, just in time for the Cinco de Mayo celebrations and learn all there is to this fascinating plant and its pronounced spirits! Malcolm Lamont is a wine and spirits educator and founder of Oenologize.ca.
  • Wednesday, May 10th – 7:00 pm 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!
  • 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!
  • 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!

SWE’s SWEbinar series is unique in that it is offered free-of-charge, and open to the public! Please note that our sessions are offered as live, interactive events and are not recorded. We try to accommodate all schedules by offering sessions on weekdays and weekends, as well as daytime and evening hours. If you have a topic you would like to see addressed, or a time-of-day that would work for you, please let our Director of Education, Jane A. Nickles know via email at jnickles@societyofwineeducators.org

Login Instructions: At the appointed time, just click on the link, as seen at the bottom of this page. There is no need to register in advance. Links will go “live” a few hours 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 having any trouble with your Adobe Connect connection, please see our SWEbinar Trouble-shooting page.

Links (will go “live” a few hours before the scheduled event):

  • Saturday, April 29 – 10:00 am central time: A Spirited Discussion: The Insider’s Guide to the CSS Exam
  • Wednesday, May 3rd – 7:00 pm central time: Agave Intensive with Malcolm Lamont
  • Wednesday, May 10th – 7:00 pm central time: Rías, Benches, Slopes, and Scarps – Physical Geography in the Vineyard
  • Saturday, May 13 – 10 am central time: The Insider’s Guide to the CSW Exam – presented by Jane A. Nickles, CSE, CWE
  • Saturday, May 20 – 10:00 am central time: A Spirited Discussion: The Insider’s Guide to the CSS Exam
  • Saturday, May 27 – 10:00 am central time: Rías, Benches, Slopes, and Scarps – Physical Geography in the Vineyard

If  you would like to pitch an idea for a guest blog post, or you would like to present a SWEbinar, please contact Jane Nickles, CWE, our Director of Education and Certification, at jnickles@societyofwineeducators.org

Click here for the 2016 SWEbinar Schedule 

 

 

22 Responses to SWEbinars…Next Up!

  1. Pingback: SWEbinars To Start February 12! - Wine, Wit, and Wisdom

  2. Sandra Hill says:

    I will be joining in for the SWEbinars. Thank you!

  3. Christa says:

    This is great! I will be watching!

  4. Jayne says:

    Really excited about this. I am just starting to study for my CSW so this will be a great help.

  5. Deanna says:

    Thank you, these will be very helpful! looking forward to it.

  6. Cate says:

    This is great. I am very excited.

  7. Pingback: By Popular Demand…Repeat SWEbinar Monday, February 17! - Wine, Wit, and Wisdom

  8. Pingback: What the What? - Wine, Wit, and Wisdom

  9. Pingback: May 2014 SWEbinars! - Wine, Wit, and Wisdom

  10. Andrew says:

    Hi! I would love to start getting into some of these seminars, particularly the CSS Spirit ones, gonna start studying for the exam sometime soon! Now question, are the “Chapters” mentioned being taken out of the study book? And if so, are there any other particular sources or ways to study the subject you would suggest looking into if I haven’t acquired the book yet?

    • admin says:

      Hi Andrew – Thanks for the note!! The chapters do indeed refer to the Chapters in the CSS (or CSW) Study Guide. If you are studying for our certifications, you definitely want to get the Study Guide sooner or later. However, if you are interested in studying spirits on a more general level, I recommend the book “The World of Spirits and Cocktails” by Andre Domine. Good luck with your studies!

      • Andrew says:

        Thanks! You’re the second person to suggest that book, after looking at it it’s definitely on my Must-buy list! Can’t wait for my first webinars!

  11. Jossie l Martinez says:

    Can’t wait to get certified. I work as a promoter. Is there a new law that we all have to get certified by Jan. 2016?

  12. Pingback: Episode 54: Where Wine Takes Us – Barry Wiss from Trinchero Family Estates - Wine Two Five

  13. Pingback: Guest Post: The Lone Star Burns Bright for Texas Wine (part one) – Wine, Wit, and Wisdom

  14. Pingback: Guest Post: The Lone Star Burns Bright for Texas Wine (part two) – Wine, Wit, and Wisdom

  15. Pingback: Pizza Napoletana TSG (Traditional Status Guaranteed) – Wine, Wit, and Wisdom

  16. Ari Weintraub says:

    Jane, I’m back for round 2! It’s been a couple years since I’ve attempted the CSW, but with a few more years experience in the business, I’m ready! Looking forward to the 4/15 webinar!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *