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Conference Registration is Now Open

APRIL 8, 2014

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SWE is happy to announce that registration for our annual conference is now open. The 38th Annual Conference will take place in Seattle, WA from August 13th – 15th, 2014. This year’s conference will feature more than 50 sessions, evening events, and countless opportunities to network with fellow conference attendees. Sessions are filling up quickly – be sure to register soon to have as many options as possible. Interested individuals may visit the SWE 38th Annual Conference website.
 
April SWEbinar Schedule

April 1, 2014

Below is our current SWEbinar schedule for April 2014.  Please note that we will be adding sessions as needed. Please click here for more information and for LOGIN instructions.

April 2014:
  • Friday, April 11 -12 Noon Central - CSS Review Chapter 4:  Whisky – Hosted by Barry Wiss, CSS, CWE
  • Monday, April 14 - 2:00 pm Central Time – CSW Chapters 5 – 7:  Fermentation and Wine Production – Hosted by Jane Nickles, CSS, CWE
  • Wednesday, April 23 – 1o:oo am Central Time – CSW Chapters 5 – 7:  Fermentation and Wine Production – Hosted by Jane Nickles, CSS, CWE

*Schedule is subject to change and limited to 100 attendees!
If you have any questions about SWEbinars, please contact our Director of Education, Jane Nickles, at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 
SWEbinars Get Spirited

MARCH 25, 2014

Starting in April we will be offering Spirits SWEbinars designed for CSS (Certified Specialist of Spirits) Exam prep.  These sessions, covering the material in the CSS Study guide and beyond, will be of interest to any spirits professional, mixologist, wine lover, wine professional, or spirits enthusiast!

Please click here for more information! 
 
CSW Workbook

MARCH 10, 2014

Our CSW Workbook is now available!  This 180-page workbook has a variety of exercises, including multiple choice questions, word matching, fill-in-the-blank, short answer, and true/false questions;  all designed to help you to learn  and comprehend the rather large amount of material to be found in the CSW Study Guide.  While it may sound like a lot of work, we’ve also tried to design it to be fun – after all, what’s more fun than learning about wine?

Click here for a preview of the workbook!

Click here to access the SWE Website Catalog and Store.
 
March SWEbinar Schedule – 2014

March 6, 2014

Below is our current SWEbinar schedule for March 2014.  Please note that we will be adding sessions as needed. Please click here for more information and for LOGIN instructions.

March 2014 - CSW Chapters 3 & 4:  Grapes and Viticulture

*Schedule is subject to change and limited to 100 attendees!
If you have any questions about SWEbinars, please contact our Director of Education, Jane Nickles, at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


 
Repeat SWEbinar

FEBRUARY 21, 2014

Due to very popular demand, we will be hosting a three-peat session of our SWEbinar...CSW Review (chapter 1 & 2) with "Miss Jane" Nickles!

We are all booked up now for the Friday SWEbinar. If you'd like to be put on the waiting list please email  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Please click here for more information: Repeat of SWEbinar
 
SWEbinars

FEBRUARY 12, 2014

Mark your calendar for Wednesday, February 12th at 10:00 AM (central time) for the first in a series of SWEbinars!

Each month, on the second Wednesday, our own Director of Education, Jane Nickles, will be leading the first in a series of webinars designed to help you study for the CSW. Over the course of 2014, she’ll be covering the entire Study Guide, as well as handing out study tips, providing the “tales of the vine” behind the famous wines, and taking your comments and questions.

Invitations will go out via email to the SWE Membership at the beginning of each month, but you can keep up with the schedule, access the webinar home site, and, as we complete the events, you’ll be able to access recordings on the SWEbinar page on our blog.

For more information on the webinars click here: SWEbinars

 
CSW Study Guide now an eBook!

JANUARY 21, 2014


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The 2014 edition of the CSW Study Guide is now available as an eBook! 
Available through both Amazon and iTunes, the electronic version of the CSW Study Guide has all the pictures, maps, and detailed information you need to study for the CSW Exam – exactly as is contained in the hard copy version.
 
Dr. Ann C. Noble Symposium

JANUARY 1, 2014

On Friday, January 31, 2014 the American Society for Enology and Viticulture, the preeminent grape and wine professional society in the United States, will be hosting an all day symposium honoring Dr. Ann C. Noble, Emerita Professor and Sensory Scientist/Flavor Chemist from the Department of Viticulture and Enology, University of California, Davis.

The symposium will be an all-day event with eight speakers who will describe Dr. Noble’s seminal contributions and then use Dr. Noble’s research as a springboard to discuss their own research, demonstrating not only the vitality but also the continuing relevance of Dr. Noble’s investigations.

Additional information regarding the symposium may be found at:
http://asev.org/2013/10/23/evaluating-wine-flavor-through-chemical-and-sensory-analyses/#more-6877