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.
Online Test Prep Classes
SWE offers a guided online CSW and CSS Prep Course. Starting in January and February of 2022!
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.
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.
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.
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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.