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BEVERAGE PROFESSIONALS COMPLETE WINE EXAM PREP COURSE

By February 1, 2014Connecticut, Top News
Left to right: Walter Pastet, wine enthusiast; Marcia Passavant, Sales Information Director, Slocum & Sons; Renée Allen, CSW & Director, Wine Institute of New England; Cristine Peterson, Key Account Manager, Hartley & Parker; Lynn Mola, wine enthusiast; James Kehoe, Feng Restaurant, Hartford & Ginza Restaurant, Wethersfield. Front: Robert Mola, wine enthusiast.

Left to right: Walter Pastet, wine enthusiast; Marcia Passavant, Sales Information Director, Slocum & Sons; Renée Allen, CSW & Director, Wine Institute of New England; Cristine Peterson, Key Account Manager, Hartley & Parker; Lynn Mola, wine enthusiast; James Kehoe, Feng Restaurant, Hartford & Ginza Restaurant, Wethersfield. Front: Robert Mola, wine enthusiast.

Renée Allen, founder and director of the Wine Institute of New England, led intensive classes for local beverage professionals as part of the institutes’s ongoing course offerings. The group shown attended weekly night clases from September through December in preparation to sit for the Certified Specialist of Wine (CSW) exam, overseen by the Society of Wine Educators (SWE). The individuals each took their final CSW exam in December, and then celebrated the completion of their class at The Black Sheep in Niantic.

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