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Los Angeles Wine Classes – UCLA Extension the best place to take a wine class in L.A.

Looking for a great place to take a wine class from certified wine experts in Los Angeles?

UCLA Extension is the oldest wine education program in Los Angeles, dating back over 40 years!  The current instructors (Shelby Ledgerwood, Neil McNally, Paul Sherman, Patrick Comiskey and Giammario Villa) are certified by various international wine organizations.  Combined, they have over 125 years of experience working in the wine trade …

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How to prepare for the Certified Specialist of Wine Exam (CSW)

Got questions about the Society of Wine Educators Certified Specialist of Wine Exam?  Wondering how much time it takes to prepare?

These are some general guidelines I give my students preparing for the CSW exam:

  • The CSW exam is solely based on the CSW Study Guide.  You absolutely must get a copy of this and study directly from it in order to pass the exam.
  • You should look at any exam for wine certification – as the conclusion of a wine study program.  It is a certification of the knowledge you have learned.  The knowledge should be the goal, not the exam itself.
  • Your success …