Certified Specialist of Wine (CSW) by San Francisco Wine School

San Francisco Wine School

Monday, April 7, 2014 at 6:00 PM - Monday, June 23, 2014 at 9:00 PM (PDT)

South San Francisco, CA

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CSW Ground Student Ended $1,500.00 $0.00

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The Certified Specialist of Wine (CSW) Exam is a rigorous exam, which tests a candidate’s wine knowledge and mastery of key elements within the worlds of viticulture and wine production. The San Francisco Wine School has created a comprehensive, highly focused preparation program for the Society of Wine Educators’ Certified Specialist of Wine to help ensure your success on this challenging exam. Set yourself apart from other wine professionals with this certification of your expertise. Students enrolled in this in-depth program will gain a solid understanding of the world of wine while participating in a fun setting with other wine professionals seeking success on the challenging CSW exam. Our proven techniques and expert instructors will help you acquire the knowledge for a great test-taking experience!

The CSW program is divided into 5 units that we have broken into 9 class sessions, covering wine tasting, terminology, composition, chemistry, flaws, viticulture, enology, labels, laws and wine regions of the world.  In-depth tastings and discussions of wines from the relevant regions are included in every course.  At the end of the full series is an opportunity to review test your knowledge of the wines, regions and laws on the CSW exam.


The Certified Specialist of Wine (CSW) is an internationally recognized credential conferred by the Society of Wine Educators (SWE) which has branches in countries around the world. Obtaining the CSW demonstrates your mastery of wines of the entire world and can help you launch or further your career in wine. It is also a mandatory prerequisite for SWE’s top credential Certified Wine Educator (CWE).


The CSW Study Guide, SWE Online Wine Academy, CSW exam and “The One” set of 4 professional tasting glasses are included in the full series registration – an additional $400 value.

The the sessions are as follows:

CSW 01 Tasting, Chemistry, and Flaws
CSW 02 Viticulture & Viniculture
CSW 03 Northern France
CSW 04 Southern France
CSW 05 Italy
CSW 06 Spain, Portugal & Eastern Mediterranean
CSW 07 Germany & Eastern Europe
CSW 08 North America
CSW 09 Southern Hemisphere
CSW 10 CSW Review Session
CSW 11 CSW Credential Exam


All Attendees of our classes must be at least 21

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When & Where

San Francisco Wine School at Embassy Suites
250 Gateway Blvd
South San Francisco, CA 94080

Monday, April 7, 2014 at 6:00 PM - Monday, June 23, 2014 at 9:00 PM (PDT)

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San Francisco Wine School

The San Francisco Wine School was launched in 2011 by Master Sommelier, David Glancy.  David is one of twelve people in the world to hold both a Master Sommelier diploma and a Certified Wine Educator credential.  His team of industry leading instructors provides world-class wine education and professional development for successful careers in the wine industry. By bringing all relevant wine credential programs under one roof, students may pursue numerous career path opportunities including hospitality, retail, distribution, journalism, marketing/PR, consulting, education and more.  San Francisco Wine School programs are designed for credential exam preparation and career enhancement, however many enthusiasts outside of the wine industry attend to deepen their wine knowledge and appreciation.  Our current offerings include: Certified Specialist of Wine (CSW), French Wine Scholar (FWS), and California Wine Appellation Specialist® (CWAS) both on the ground and ONLINE. Custom courses at your site or ours on any beverage or service topic are available.

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