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Certified Specialist of Wine (CSW) in Napa Valley

In the heart of Wine Country
NVWA for FB black glassI wanted to thank you again for the great course for the CSW exam last month.  I thought all the teachers were great and very knowledgeable.  I just received my grade and had a 98%. …  Thank you again.



John P.- San Francisco, CSW Graduate

Certified Specialist of Wine (CSW) Description

CSW – Certified Specialist of Wine Program

The Napa Valley Wine Academy has designed an in-depth four-day intensive test prep course for the Society of Wine Educators’ Certified Specialist of Wine Certification Exam. Proper test preparation is critical to passing–worldwide less than 58 percent of first-time CSW examinees pass the exam. Our intensive test prep program is intended to give CSW Candidates the advantage of personalized instruction and a comprehensive understanding of the exam material. Our students gain a solid understanding of the world of wine that will help them progress in their drinks career, as well as become part of a network of wine professionals.

csw_pin_bronzeNapa Valley CSW candidates learn about wine in the heart of wine country. Our courses are conducted at our state-of-the-art Napa Valley Education Center, in downtown Napa, which provides visual, on-site instruction. Students will taste 40+ wines led by industry experts. It is not enough to just hear a presentation and smell and taste wines; we want our students to learn with all of their senses.

You will network with other students who share your goal of successfully passing the challenging CSW exam. Set yourself apart from other wine professionals with this certification of your wine expertise.

Course Includes:

• The CSW Study Guide

• CSW-maps which includes all of the major wine region maps for study

• Access to the Society of Wine Educators’ Online Wine Academy

• CSW Exam Fee

• Wine tastings

• Lunch each day

Certified Specialist of Wine July 13-16

Duration: 4-Days

Cost: $1395.00 per person (includes all course materials, exam fee, and lunch) 

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Certified Specialist of Wine December 14-17, 2017

Duration: 4-Days

Cost: $1395.00 per person (includes all course materials, exam fee, and lunch) 

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Napa Valley Wine Academy Education Center
2501 Oak Street
Napa, CA 94559 United States


Napa Valley Wine Academy

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