Scheduled Webinars for 2019!  

  • Wednesday, October 23—7:00 pm central time: Road Trip through Cariñena, Spain with Vicki Humphreys, CSW. Compared to its glamorous neighbor—the Rioja DOOa—Spain’s Cariñena DO is almost unknown. However, Cariñena was recently chosen identified by Wine Spectator Magazine as a “hot region to watch.” This webinar will introduce the Cariñena DO—located in northwest Spain in the comunidad autónoma of Aragón—and will cover wine history, geography, grapes, wine, and the local culture. Join Vicki Humphreys, CSW for this one-hour webinar as we learn about the exciting, food-friendly, great-value wines of the Cariñena DO!
    • This webinar is open to the public, and there is no need to register in advance.
  • Saturday, October 26—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!
    • This webinar is open to the public, and there is no need to register in advance.

 

November 2019: 

  • Saturday, November 2—10:00 am central time: The Wines of Oregon: From Blueberry Supreme to Voodoo Vintners – presented by Lucia Volk, CWE. Oregon winemakers have consistently had an edgier and earthier reputation than their bigger and bolder neighbors in Washington State and California. While Oregon is an important player on the high-end wine market, and sets the bar high in sustainability, it is also known to be extremely low-key.  This webinar will cover Oregon’s fascinating wine history and geography, and introduce a few major personalities, so you can appreciate just how different Oregon’s story is. And you may well ask, what will it take to keep Oregon weird?
    • This webinar is open to the public, and there is no need to register in advance.
  • Wednesday, November 20—7:00 pm 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!
    • This webinar is open to the public, and there is no need to register in advance.
  • Saturday, November 23rd—10:00 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 one-hour session is for you! This 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. 
    • This webinar is open to the public, and there is no need to register in advance.

 

January 2020:

  • Wednesday, January 8—7:00 pm central time: Dispatch from Napa Valley and the Napa Valley Vintners. Stay tuned for more details!
    • This webinar is open to the public, and there is no need to register in advance.
  • Saturday, January 11—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!
    • This webinar is open to the public, and there is no need to register in advance.
  • Sunday, January 19 —4:00 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 one-hour session is for you! This 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 SWEends for study before sitting the exam. 
    • This webinar is open to the public, and there is no need to register in advance.
  • Wednesday, January 22 – 7:00 pm central time: The Insider’s Guide to the CWE Exam – presented by Jane A. Nickles. CSE, CWE: If you are considering stepping up to the Certified Wine Educator Credential, this session is for you! We’ll discuss the exam itself (multiple choice, essay, and tasting portions) as well as the resources available to students and some tips for studying and skills practice. You’ll also have a chance to ask any questions that have been weighing on your mind. If you are considering whether the CWE is your next step (or just want to know more about the process), this one-hour session is for you!
    • This webinar is open to the public, and there is no need to register in advance.

 

February 2020: 

  • Wednesday, February 12 —7:00 pm 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!
    • This webinar is open to the public, and there is no need to register in advance.
  • Saturday, February 29 —10:00 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 one-hour session is for you! This 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 SWEends for study before sitting the exam. 
    • This webinar is open to the public, and there is no need to register in advance.

 

March 2020:

  • Saturday, March 7 – 10:00 am central time: Members-only Webinar: Break out the Books! How to Study for a Wine Theory Exampresented by Jane A. Nickles, CSE, CWE.  Wine is fun, delicious, and fascinating…and yet we all struggle to stay motivated and engaged with our studies. This is particularly true of folks studying for wine theory exams, who often fall prey to the “rote memorization” trap and end up spending countless hours of study, while not really learning anything useful (unless your ultimate goal is to shine at Wine Trivia Night). Join us for this members-only, one-hour webinar and learn to study from the “big picture” right down to the “tiny details” in a way that engenders meaning, context, and true understanding to your studies.
    • This is a members-only webinar, and advance registration is required.
    • We will start taking reservations on January 2, 2020.
  • Wednesday, March 11 —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 one-hour session is for you! This 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 SWEends for study before sitting the exam.
    • This webinar is open to the public, and there is no need to register in advance.
  • Wednesday, March 18 – 7:00 pm central time: The Insider’s Guide to the CWE Exam – presented by Jane A. Nickles. CSE, CWE: If you are considering stepping up to the Certified Wine Educator Credential, this session is for you! We’ll discuss the exam itself (multiple choice, essay, and tasting portions) as well as the resources available to students and some tips for studying and skills practice. You’ll also have a chance to ask any questions that have been weighing on your mind. If you are considering whether the CWE is your next step (or just want to know more about the process), this one-hour session is for you!
    • This webinar is open to the public, and there is no need to register in advance.
  • Saturday, March 21—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!
    • This webinar is open to the public, and there is no need to register in advance.
  • Wednesday, March 25 – 7:00 pm central time: Members-only Webinar: Break out the Books! How to Study for a Wine Theory Exam, presented by Jane A. Nickles, CSE, CWE.  Wine is fun, delicious, and fascinating…and yet we all struggle to stay motivated and engaged with our studies. This is particularly true of folks studying for wine theory exams, who often fall prey to the “rote memorization” trap and end up spending countless hours of study, while not really learning anything useful (unless your ultimate goal is to shine at Wine Trivia Night). Join us for this members-only, one-hour webinar and learn to study from the “big picture” right down to the “tiny details” in a way that engenders meaning, context, and true understanding to your studies.
    • This is a members-only webinar, and advance registration is required.
    • We will start taking reservations on January 2, 2020.

 

Schedule is subject to change!

If you have any questions about SWEbinars, please contact our Director of Education, Jane Nickles, at jnickles@societyofwineeducators.org

 

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