Cash and Prizes: E-O-M Quiz for March 2014

Cork CollageEvery 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 our March 2014 posts and has 10 questions. Everything you need to know to pass the quiz is here on our blog!

This month, our prize will be a copy of our newly-released CSW Workbook- hot off the press and in all of its full-color glory!

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 10, 2014 (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 April 11! Click here for a link to the quiz.

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

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: Recap Quiz for December 2013

Wine Tasting Red Wine Glass Happy New Year from SWE!!!

To celebrate the new year, we are offering a special prize for this month’s recap quiz….a FREE sitting of the CSW or CSS Exam, including a Study Guide.

Questions for the recap quiz come exclusively from 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 December 2013.

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

  • Wine Book Review – “The Nose” by James Conaway (December 5)
  • The Legacy of Peter Jahant (December 8)
  • The Egg Nog Riots of 1826 (December 10)
  • Coda di Volpe – The Tail of the Fox (December 14)
  • The Ice Wine Fiasco of 2011 (December 19)
  • Cheers to the Kir Royale! (December 24)
  • U.S. Distillery License #1 (December 28)

scantronEveryone who takes and passes the quiz with 100% of the questions correct by January 10, 2014 (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 January 11.

Click here for a link to the quiz.

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

Update:  Congratualtions to Denise H. of Nashville, Tennessee who won our Recap Quiz Contest for December!  Denise is new to the study of wine, but is going to take the CSW Exam in June!! Good luck, and congrats!

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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!

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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!

Tour de Blog 2013

Corks and CorkscrewWelcome to the Tour de Blog 2013!

We’ve been busy adding lots of resources here at Wine, Wit, and Wisdom, and thought we’d let you know about some of them.  Hopefully, you will find some of these helpful in your studies, or with the classes you are teaching~!

Wine Maps! If you are studying for the CSW, CWE, or planning on teaching a class, SWE’s wine maps are now available on-line.  This makes for very convenient studying from your mobile device, or as a printable resources. Click here for links to all of the SWE Wine maps, which are available both as webpages and pdfs.

Wine Links! The SWE Blog provides one of the most comprehensive lists of links to quality wine websites available on the internet.  For instance, did you know that a database called “E-Bacchus” lists every AOP/PGI wine in the European Union? And its daddy database, the European Union’s department of Agricultural and Rual Development lists every AOP and PGI-designated agricultural product, from Walnuts from Périgord, Lavender Oil from Haute-Provence, and Chickens from Bresse (not to mention all the cheeses).

Whether you are researching Fitou or Fino, Madeira or Modena, you’ll find useful links on our site. Click here for our wine links page.

Games and Quizzes! One of our goals at SWE is to provide our community with educational tools and activities.  While we are just getting started, if interactive wine quizzes are your thing, click on the category “games and quizzes” to be directed to our current offerings.

SWE Exam Calendar! We get lots of inquiries about the availability of SWE Certification Exams, and the latest, greatest, up-to-datest version is always available on the SWE Website, which you can access here.

Information on SWE’s Education and Certification Offerings! If you are interested in more information about the CSW, CWE, CSS, or Beverage Specialist, all of the best information is to be found on our website, which you can access by clicking here.

red wine tasting line up of glassesContact information for the SWE Home Office! If you need to speak with a customer service representative, need help navigating the catalog or have a question for our educational and certification consultant, just click here for contact information.

It’s our goal to become your trusted source of wine and spirits news and knowledge…if there is anything else you would like to see us tackled here on the blog, just let us know!

 

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 .

June Recap Quiz and Contest

fine dining wine glasses high res for benAs 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 June. 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:

  • Klevener de Heiligenstein and the Alsace Eleven (June 4)
  • Prince Golitsyn’s Award-Winning “Crimean Champagne” (June 7)May 18)
  • Salta:  The Highest and the Lowest (June 11)
  • Water and Wine:  Clear Lake, Lake County (June 14)
  • Gimblett Gravels (June 18)
  • Coro Mendocino (June 20)
  • The Winds of Wine:  The Mistral (June 25)
  • Lands of Two Seasons: The Mediterranean Climate (June 28)

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

 

Cash and Prizes: May Recap Quiz

Wine glassesAs promised, here is our monthly quiz with Cash and Prizes (well, in this case, prizes)!

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 20 questions that cover the topics and information included in our posts for the month of May. Everything you need to know to pass the quiz is here on our blog!

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

  • ExploringWineThe Winds of Wine:  The Zonda (May 4)
  • Protection for Prošek? (May 7)
  • The Story of Barolo (May 8)
  • Rosé Refresher Course (May 10)
  • German Wine Laws:  Revised, Reviewed, and Re-learned (May 13)
  • The Forgotten Grapes of Champange (May 18)
  • Elderflowers, Moodiness, and St. Germaine (May 23)
  • Rosé for the Sun King (May 28)

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

Update:  Danielle J. of Miami, Florida is our contest winner for June! Danielle is a culinary student currently working the appetizer station at a fine dining restaurant.  After she graduates from culinary school, Danielle is planning on pursuing her CSW certification.  Congratulations, Danielle!