The Society of Wine Educators
The Society of Wine Educators is the go-to leader for wine and spirits education and certification and has the most-up-to-date wine and spirits education materials.
Webinar Coming Soon
Insider’s Guide to the CSW Exam. Please join us on Sunday, April 9th at 4:00 pm central time.
New Grapes in Old Regions
April Webinar: We will discuss new grapes in old regions with a focus on the flavors, features, and benefits.
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Certifications for Wine & Spirits
These credentials are a valuable and widely respected mark of a wine and spirit professional’s commitment to personal career development and ultimately to the wine industry as a whole.
Certified Specialist of Wine (CSW)
The 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.
Become a Certified Specialist of Wine
Certified Wine Educator (CWE)
The Certified Wine Educator (CWE) Exam is a certification that tests and validates exceptional wine knowledge, tasting acumen, and teaching ability.
Certified Specialist of Spirits (CSS)
The Certified Specialist of Spirits (CSS) Exam tests a candidate’s spirits knowledge and comprehension of key elements within the world of distillation and spirits production.
Become a Certified Specialist of Spirits
Certified Spirits Educator (CSE)
The CSE Exam is a unique certification that tests a candidate’s knowledge of Spirits, as well as his or her tasting acumen and teaching ability.
How it Works
The Society of Wine Educators has the resources you need to advance your knowledge and expertise in the wine and spirit industry.
Click account to create your new user account.
Go to Catalog + Store to purchase a Professional, Industry, or Corporate membership.
Choose your preferred study resources: Study Guides/Workbooks, flashcards/practice exams/ map exercises, and online prep classes.
Purchase the certification or certificate of your choice in our Catalog + Store. Once, you have your exam authorization email, schedule your exam in-person or online.
You can keep up with the latest trends and info with our monthly Webinars.
SWE Resource Spotlight
Have you been searching for some interactive wine and spirits activities? If so, we have flashcards, wine map exercises, practice exams, and a CWE study site just for you!
CSW/CSS Practice Quizzes
We have a suite of CSW/CSS practice quizzes and practice exams available! Each assessment can be taken as many times as you choose.
Wine Map Exercises
This digital product includes over 800 graphic wine map flashcards along with more than 20 “drag-and-drop” exercises.
CWE Study Site
Studying for the Certified Wine Educator just got easier! The CWE Study Site—a study resource for CWE candidates.