SWEbinars…Next Up!

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

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! Click here to download the: Rías, Benches, Slopes, and Scarps Handout May 27 2017

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!

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.
  • There is no need for a dial-in number; audio will be available via the speakers on your computer or mobile device.

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

  • Saturday, May 27 – 10:00 am central time: Rías, Benches, Slopes, and Scarps – Physical Geography in the Vineyard
  • Saturday, June 3rd – 10:00 am central time: Certification Summit: From Ausbruch to Zweigelt: the Wines and Spirits of Austria.  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
  • Saturday, June 10 – 10:00 am central time: A Spirited Discussion: The Insider’s Guide to the CSS Exam

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 2017 SWEbinar Schedule 

 

 

22 Responses to SWEbinars…Next Up!

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  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.

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  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?

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  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!

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