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Registration Deadline: Wednesday, August 9, 2023
Class Dates & Time: Wednesdays, August 16 and 23, 2023, from 6:00 to 9:00PM
Exam: At the end of the second class
Location: Wellesley Courtyard, 12304 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025
Instructor: Monica Marin, FWS/DWS, Sherry Certified Educator, Winner of the Spanish Wine Scholar Best Educator 2021, and nominee for WSET Educator of the Year 2019
Cancellations: Students may cancel until Wednesday, August 9, 2023, and all bookings after August 9, 2023, are final. Please see below for full cancellation policy.
The Certified Sherry Wine Specialist (CSWS®) course is the most comprehensive ONLINE certification course on sherry wines, and it is now being offered IN-PERSON at the Wine House! The course was created by The House of Lustau, with the support of the Regulatory Council of Jerez guaranteeing the CSWS® program’s exceptional level of depth, accuracy, detail, and academic rigor as well as its impact on the global wine industry.
The Certified Sherry Wine Specialist program includes:
Two in-person classes:
– Session 1: Theory session, including instruction on the history of the sherry region, DO’s identity, viticulture, winemaking, aging, and diversity in the region
– Session 2: Tasting session, with six Lustau wines which illuminate the most classic styles of Sherry: Fino, Manzanilla, Amontillado, Oloroso, and Pedro Ximénez. Students will learn about food pairings and the best ways to serve sherry.
Textbook: A digital textbook (the CSWS® manual) will be sent to students one week before the class begins for students who register at least a week prior to the start of the course. Later registrations will receive the digital textbook 48 hours before the course begins.
Exam: There will be a 50-question graded exam at the conclusion of the second session of the course. The award of “Certified Sherry Wine Specialist” will be granted to those with a minimum passing score of 75%. This Certificate of Achievement will be signed by both Lustau’s CEO and César Saldaña, President of the Regulatory Council of Jerez.
The Certified Sherry Wine Specialist CSWS® manual is available in digital format to make the learning process more comfortable and interactive. It has been designed in full color, rich in imagery, videos, and infographics. Each chapter is designed for maximum content retention and utilizes an interactive approach.