The Society of Wine Educators’ Beverage Specialist Certificate is an entry-level program designed for students and professionals in the hospitality and culinary fields, as well as individuals looking to enter the wine, spirits, culinary, or hospitality industries. The program provides a broad base of product knowledge in the most commercially relevant beverages including wine, spirits, beer, sake, cider, coffee, and tea. The Beverage Specialist Certificate represents the Society of Wine Educators’ recognition that the holder has attained working knowledge about beverage products and the beverage industry, equivalent to a first-line supervisor or manager.