JWU’s Providence Campus offers non-credit beverage certifications in partnership with the world-renowned Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET), the Society for Wine Educators (SWE) and L’Ecole du Vin of Bordeaux. These specialized programs for hospitality professionals and wine enthusiasts are tailored to varying degrees of expertise. Scroll down for our extensive day classes in wine history and pairings, craft cocktails, mixology and beer brewing. To register, complete the registration form in the Wine Education brochure (600K PDF). For more information, contact Adult & Continuing Education at 401-598-2336 or by email. Certificate ProgramsLevel I: WSET Foundation A 6-hour, entry-level introduction to wine. Learn primary wine styles, grape varietals, tasting methods and food pairing techniques. Cost: $225Date: Saturday, April 13, 2013, 9am-4pmLevel 2: WSET Intermediate This intensive 9-week program focuses on Old and New World wine production and classification, as well as sparkling and fortified wines, spirits and liqueurs. Recommended as a starting point before proceeding to Level 3. Cost: $850Dates: Sept 20-Nov 15; Jan 16-March 13, 2013; March 21-May 16, 2013, 7-10pmLevel 3: WSET Advanced Become a true wine expert through this 15-week program covering the wine-growing regions of Europe, the Americas, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. Study production methods and labeling laws as they relate to wines from around the world. Cost: $1350Dates: Tuesdays, Jan 29-May 14, 2013 (no class Feb 26), 7-10pmSWE Beverage Specialist Certificate Whether you’re a food service professional or just looking refine your palette, this comprehensive class will expand your knowledge of all types of beverages, from water, teas and coffees to wines, spirits and liqueurs. Cost includes study guide and exam. Cost: $595Dates: Saturdays, Oct 13-Nov 10, 9am-noonSWE Certified Specialist of Wine (CSW) Take your wine knowledge to the next level by preparing for the rigorous CSW exam, which tests knowledge of viticulture and wine production. Although CSW certification is largely meant to be self-study, this course includes 5 3-hour classes to reinforce central concepts and refine the palette through tastings. Cost includes the one-hour exam. Cost: $895Dates: Jan 16 and 26, Feb 9 and 23, March 9 and 23, 2013, 9am-noonSWE Certified Specialist of Spirits (CSS) Become an expert in spirits from fermentation to distillation, including whiskey, brandy, vodka, gin, rum and tequila. Although CSS certification is largely meant to be self-study, this course includes 5 3-hour classes to reinforce central concepts and refine the palette through tastings. Cost includes the one-hour exam. Cost: $895Dates: Offered Fall 2013Bordeaux Wine Certificate Examine this classic wine region in this intensive 4-week course accredited by L’Ecole du Vin of Bordeaux, the official educational branch of the Interprofessional Bureau of Bordeaux Wines. Cost: $395 Dates: Saturdays, Mar 23-Apr 13, 2013, 9am-1pmDay ClassesNew World vs Old World Wines This 4-hour class compares classic Old World wines to their New World counterparts to explore production techniques and how terroir influences the final product. Cost: $125Date: Sept 22, 2012, 9am-1pmSparkling Wines and Champagne What makes Champagne special and can other sparkling wines reach its complexity? You will taste a broad spectrum of sparkling wines from California, New England, Spain, Italy and France. Cost: $125Date: Oct 6, 2012, 9am-1pmNorthern vs Southern Hemisphere Wines This class will compare classic varietals from Argentina, Chile, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa to their counterparts from the Old World and the US. Cost: $125Date: Oct 27, 2012, 9am-1pmBeer Brewing This 5-hour class teaches the basics of all-grain brewing, including how to read a beer recipe; tasting and understanding malted grains and hops; and the secrets of time and temperature controls. You will work alongside a Certified Beer Judge to brew a 1/2 barrel batch of craft beer from scratch. Cost: $125Date: Oct 27, 2012, 9am-2pmBeer Appreciation Expand your knowledge of beer in this introductory course. Learn the basics of the brewing process, including beer ingredients and how to identify classic styles of beer brewed around the world. Includes guided tastings with a Certified Beer Judge. Cost: $99Date: Feb 9, 2013, 9am-1pmMixology Basics A hands-on overview on how to build cocktails and mixed drinks using professional techniques and tools. A great class for budding bartenders and amateurs alike. Cost: $99Date: Oct 20, 2012, 9:30am-1:30pmClassic Cocktails This 4-hour class focuses on the classic cocktails and why they have enjoyed such a renaissance. Learn the proper procedures for building cocktails, then sample each others’ creations.Date: Jan 26, 2013, 9:30am-1:30pmCost: $125Crafting Cocktails This class builds on Mixology Basics to focus on the crucial importance of well-sourced ingredients and impeccable technique when crafting cocktails. You’ll have the opportunity to craft your own cocktails using mystery ingredients. Cost: $125Date: March 23, 2013, 9:30am-1:30pmFood & Wine Pairing Why do certain foods bring out the
best in some wines and not others? This 4-hour class will help you
understand the principles behind successfully matching foods to wine.
Cost includes tastings. Cost: $125Date: April 27, 2013