Certified Specialist of Wine (CSW)

Spirited Grape offers a personalized interactive approach to the Certified Specialist of Wine (CSW) study course. The CSW was developed by the Society of Wine Educators (SWE). SWE is international recognized and its programs are highly regarded for both their quality and relevance to the industry.



  • Wine professionals looking to expand their wine knowledge beyond the basics into a solid foundation and obtain the CSW credential.

  • Wine Enthusiasts and collectors who have a serious interest in wine.


  • Some prior wine education is recommended, but not required.

  • At least 21 years of age.

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You'll learn:

  • Wine composition

  • All the major and many minor grape varieties of the world

  • Viticulture

  • Vinification techniques for still, sparkling and fortified wines

  • Wine regions of the world

  • How to taste using SWE's Tasting Rationale Method

Class includes:

  • 24 hours of classroom instruction

  • CSW Study Guide

  • CSW Workbook

  • CSW Maps

  • Guided tastings of 36 wines

  • Society of Wine Educators Professional Membership (1 year)

  • CSW Online Wine Academy

  • CSW exam - 100 multiple choice questions (scheduled independently at Pearsons Vue Testing Facility)

You'll achieve:

  • Successful candidates receive the CSW diploma, lapel pin, and ability to use the CSW post-nominal

  • CSW is a prerequisite for the Certified Wine Educator


When, Where and How?

Classes fill up quickly! Enroll today to secure your seat.  
Classes limited to 24 people (Got a group? Contact us for rates for groups 5 or more)

Course Schedule: Please contact us if you are interested in taking the CSW class!

CSW Day Course - Starts Soon! >

Starts: 2019
Schedule: 2019 (10:00am-5:15pm)
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Availability: Not yet scheduled

CSW Evening Course - Starts Soon! >

Starts: 2019
Schedule: 2019 (6:00pm-8:00pm)
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Availability: Not yet scheduled

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60 Valley Street, Suite #105 - Providence, RI 02909 (Free parking available in the adjacent parking lot)

Pricing:  $1,450

Price includes registration fee, study guide, workbook, SWE Professional Membership, CSW Online Academy, classroom instruction, exam fee and wines tasted in class. Select "Enroll Now" to pay by Visa, MasterCard or American Express then proceed through checkout process.  Please contact Spirited Grape at 401-632-0149 for alternate payment methods.