Aric Keck, regional manager at Vectra Networks, has more than two decades of professional experience. Outside of his professional life, Arick Keck supports the Society of Wine Educators, a nonprofit group that has promoted wine education through certification, events, and professional growth opportunities since 1977.
The Society of Wine Enthusiasts offers a range of membership options for independent members and corporations, with perks including online prep classes, discounts on books, and free invitations to events and seminars. The organization also offers networking opportunities for wine enthusiasts around the world.
To better serve its members, the Society provides a variety of classes, seminars, and certifications. These certifications can be obtained by not only professionals in the industry but also those who simply love wine and want to share their knowledge with those around them. These certifications, which include Certified Specialist of Wine and Certified Wine Educator designations, are highly regarded in the world of wine and spirits. Certification exams are held several times a year, both domestically and in many locations abroad.