Society of Wine Educators: Certified Specialist of Wine (CSW)

Student
$575

The Certified Specialist of Wine certification was developed by the Society of Wine Educators in conjunction with prominent members of the wine industry.

Course Overview

Exam: Self-sign up at Pearson Training Centers at your choosing.

Session 1: Tasting, Chemistry & Flaws, Viticulture

Session 2: Viniculture, France

Session 3: Spain, Portugal & Eastern Mediterranean, Italy

Session 4: Italy, Germany & the Rest of Europe

Session 5: North America & Southern Hemisphere

The Certified Specialist of Wine certification was developed by the Society of Wine Educators in conjunction with prominent members of the wine industry. The CSW has become one of the most important trade credentials in the wine industry today. Companies such as Banfi, E & J Gallo, Kobrand, Trincero Winery, and many national distributors are major supporters.

A Certified Specialist of Wine is a person who has received the Certified Specialist of Wine certification from the Society of Wine Educators by passing a 100 multiple-choice question examination within a 60-minute time frame.

Those candidates scoring 75 percent or higher on the examination will receive a certificate recognizing their achievement, a CSW lapel pin, and the ability to use the post-nominal “CSW” as part of their professional title.

The Texas Wine School is classified as a “Private School” with the S.W.E. which means we can offer our students tuition, materials and exams directly through the Texas Wine School. The Texas Wine School provides the instructor and the Power Point Presentations along with any extra quizzes or course assignments. The tuition is not endorsed, evaluated or affiliated with the S.W.E. However, the exam is proctored by S.W.E. approved proctors only. Please note there will be no wine tasting in the 16 hours of led tuition.

  • Quote from a student taking the exam at the Pearson Training Center “We were able to schedule the test online and at a time that met our personal needs. During the test, the time problem we had before with the hand test (bubble filling/checking) disappeared with the quick and simple click of a button in the new venue. Reviewing the test prior to submittal was much simpler and quicker electronically too. So, we believe 60 minutes for 100 questions is now a fair amount of time. And the best part is, we especially appreciated getting our results immediately as well as getting meaningful feedback/the scores for the individual areas tested.”

Please note if you undertake this course as self-study through the S.W.E. as a Professional member the price would be:

$135 for membership

$450 for the exam and Study Guide

$100 Work Book

$685 Total

About Us

The Texas Wine School is the first independent company to offer Wine Education Classes in Houston for the consumer and the wine industry.

The TWS wants all its students to become confident about their wine choices, whether they’re in a restaurant or a retail store.