Self study is the key to passing the CSW examination. On Premise National Account candidates must be highly motivated to put their energy behind their studies. The CSW is basically a self-study course and you can certainly buy the test, read the book by yourself and then take the exam, SWE provides a range of educational resources for CSW Candidates which we would like to share to make the journey more fruitful. Some of these are listed below:


Additional Study Resources for CSW Students

CSW Workbook: The 185-page workbook matches the CSW Study Guide in terms of content, and offers students an avenue to test the skills they have learned through a variety of more than 2,700 exercises which were created to help students self evaluate their own progress.

Wine Maps: Using Wine Maps to test one’s self understanding and knowledge of wine geography, are an excellent study method for students attempting the CSW examination. Students are encouraged to visit the SWE website to find them and use them.

eBook: On the road a lot and don’t want to bring the Study Guide on your travels? Not a problem, SWE has you covered there also. For a nominal $19.95, the CSW Study Guide is available as an eBook through Amazon (Android devices) and iTunes (iPhone & iPads).

SWE’s Wine and Spirits Quiz App: The Society of Wine Educators has created an excellent app to test your knowledge, with more than 1000 wine & spirit questions and multiple levels to choose from, providing another excellent way to challenge yourself and see how you are scoring in preparation for the examination (available for iPhone, iPad, and Android devices).

The Online Wine Academy: Available to The Mark Wine School students, the Online Wine Academy is an online learning platform covering all bases you need in preparation for the CSW exam, and is an excellent companion to the Online Prep classes. Pre-tests, post-tests and study exercises are included in each module of the online academy, in addition to two full-length “practice” Certified Specialist of Wine exams.

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