Last month, I was studying for the Certified Specialist of Wine (CSW) certification. The cert is offered through the Society of Wine Educators and is a 100 question, multiple choice exam based on their study guide. Mind you, this study guide comes in the form of a 3-ring binder and has a CD with maps of all the major wine growing regions. So, what exactly do you need to know for the exam?? EVERYTHING!! The info states that the exam is 'designed to test your academic wine knowledge and your mastery of key elements within the world of wine and vine deemed vital to all industry wine professionals.'
Guess I have mastered key elements because I passed the exam!!! WOO HOO!! I just got my certificate and CSW pin in the mail. And no jinx involved...well maybe that the exam was postponed for a week and a half because of the blizzard of '09. I'm just glad that I passed.
Definitely want to give a shout out to my parents who quizzed me over the holiday. Even though they had a pretty tough time with the French and Italian terms, it worked! Thanks Dad & Mom!
CWE here I come???