Society of Wine Educators 42nd Annual Conference

SWE will offer pre-conference events on Monday, August 13th and Tuesday, August 14th prior to the main Annual Conference. These events include a CWE Boot Camp, SWE Certification Exams, and winery tours. Please read below for more information.

In addition, Master Classes will also be offered on Tuesday. For more information about these classes, please visit the Master Class page.

CWE Boot Camp - Monday, August 13th


Certified Wine Educator (CWE) Boot Camp*

Monday, August 13th at 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Lead by: Jane Nickles, CWE, CSE, MBA

Location: Woodcliff Hotel and Spa

*Please note: this seminar is a preview, not a review. 
Due to the large volume of material covered in the study guides, not all content will be covered. Please register for previews and exams, as well as purchase any educational materials, on the 
SWE website.

SWE Certification Exams - Tuesday, August 14th

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Certified Specialist of Wine (CSW) Exam

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Certified Specialist of Spirits (CSS) Exam

  9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Certified Wine Educator (CWE) Exam

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Certified Spirits Educator (CSE) Exam

Location: Woodcliff Hotel and Spa

 Please visit the SWE website for additional information on purchasing exam credits and registering for exams. You may purchase exam credits via the Catalog+Store of the SWE website. Individuals may use purchased exam credits to register for exams via the Exams+Seminars page of the SWE website. 

Finger Lakes Wine Tours - Tuesday, August 14th


Join SWE on Tuesday, August 14th for a day of tasting and touring wineries along the beautiful Finger Lakes, home to three wine trails. These tours will feature two of these trails, the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail and the Seneca Lake Wine Trail. Attendees can choose to register for either tour option. 

Both tours will offer a full lunch at a winery. The tours include all bus transportation. Attendees will be picked up from the Woodcliff Hotel and Spa at the start of the tour and dropped off at the hotel at the day’s conclusion. A full itinerary will be provided to attendees. 

Please note: These are all-day tours. Winery tour attendees will be unable to attend Certification Exams and Master Classes.