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Here is our webinar schedule for 2021 and the beginning of 2022. Please note that we will be adding sessions as needed, so check back frequently to keep advised of all that we have going on!

December 2021

Public Event
Wednesday, December 1, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm CT

The Insider’s Guide to the CSW Exam December

This session will be 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.

Login Instructions: At the appointed time, just click on this link: Wednesday, December 1 at 7:00 pm central time —The Insider’s Guide to the CSW Exam.

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Members Only
Saturday, December 4, 10:00 am - 11:30 am CT

All over the Map!

This session will be presented by Jane A. Nickles, CSE, CWE

How to study maps and geography for wine and spirits certifications. It’s the late-night-panic email I receive all the time…do I really need to study the maps? (Short answer: yes!) This webinar will address your kenocartographobia (fear of maps) and show you how to have fun while learning geography.  This session should last about two hours, and will take you all over the map!

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January 2022

Members Only
Saturday, January 8, 10:00 am - 11:00 am CT

Under Pressure: Writing Skills for Essay Tests (for your wine and spirits exams)

This session will be presented by Jane A. Nickles, CSE, CWE

Essay tests are vexing! Knowledge is just the beginning…not only do you need to have a very specific set of knowledge, you also need to organize your material, draw a relevant conclusion, present supporting facts and examples, and utilize high-level writing skills. And did we mention that you have to do it all in under one hour? If a wine and spirits short-answer or essay test is in your future, this session is for you! Bring your pencils!

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Members Only
Monday, January 10, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm CT

Break out the Books! How to Study for a Wine or Spirits Theory Exam.

This session will be 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).

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Public Event
Saturday, January 15, 10:00 am - 11:00 am CT

The Insider’s Guide to the CSW Exam January

This session will be 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.

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Public Event
Sunday, January 23, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm CT

The Insider’s Guide to the CSS Exam January

This session will be 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!

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February 2022

Public Event
Saturday, February 5, 10:00 am - 11:30 am CT

The Insider’s Guide to the CWE Exam

This session will be 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 90-minute session is for you!

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Public Event
Wednesday, February 9, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm CT

The Insider’s Guide to the CSW Exam February

This session will be 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.

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Members Only
Saturday, February 12, 10:00 am - 11:00 am CT

The Water of Life—The History and Future of Irish Whiskey

This session will be presented by Ben Coffelt, CSS, CSW

“What makes Irish whiskey special? How does it differ from its cousins in Scotland and America? And why is it exploding in popularity? We’ll answer all of these questions as we look at the history of Irish whiskey and where it’s heading.”

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Public Event
Wednesday, February 23, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm CT

The Insider’s Guide to the CSS Exam February

This session will be 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!

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March 2022

Public Event
Saturday, March 5, 10:00 am - 11:00 am CT

The Insider’s Guide to the CSW Exam March

This session will be 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.

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Public Event
Saturday, March 19, 10:00 am - 11:00 am CT

The Insider’s Guide to the CSS Exam March

This session will be 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!

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Members Only
Sunday, March 20, 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm CT

Road Trip through Tuscany

This session will be presented by Jane A. Nickles, CSE, CWE

A few years ago, a group of us did a wine-and-food tour through Tuscany. From the vineyards of Montalcino to the walled city of San Gimignano and the amazing buchette del vino of Florence…join us as we re-visit the sights and sounds—and food and wine—of Tuscany. A list of suggested taste-along wines will be provided as the date draws near. 

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Members Only
Wednesday, March 23, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm CT

Road Trip through Tuscany: Wednesday

This session will be presented by Jane A. Nickles, CSE, CWE

A few years ago, a group of us did a wine-and-food tour through Tuscany. From the vineyards of Montalcino to the walled city of San Gimignano and the amazing buchette del vino of Florence…join us as we re-visit the sights and sounds—and food and wine—of Tuscany. A list of suggested taste-along wines will be provided as the date draws near. 

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April 2022

Members Only
Saturday, April 2, 10:00 am - 11:30 am CT

So you think you know Sonoma?

This session will be presented by Jane A. Nickles, CSE, CWE 

Join us on a tour through the landmarks, lakes, and wineries of Sonoma, complete with a chance to test your knowledge and enjoy a taste-along! (A list of specific wines for the tasting portion will be available; however, this webinar has plenty to offer for those who prefer not to taste.)

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Members Only
Wednesday, April 6, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm CT

So you think you know Sonoma? Wednesday Edition

This session will be presented by Jane A. Nickles, CSE, CWE 

Join us on a tour through the landmarks, lakes, and wineries of Sonoma, complete with a chance to test your knowledge and enjoy a taste-along! (A list of specific wines for the tasting portion will be available; however, this webinar has plenty to offer for those who prefer not to taste.)

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Public Event
Saturday, April 16, 10:00 am - 11:30 am CT

The Insider’s Guide to the CWE Exam April

This session will be 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 90-minute session is for you!

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Public Event
Sunday, April 24, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm CT

The Insider’s Guide to the CSW Exam April

This session will be 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.

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