Customize your schedule for the 2017 #VAWineSummit by clicking on the radio button next to the session you would like to attend. For more information on the session, hover your mouse over the session’s title.

Red sessions are intended for all Virginia Wine Summit attendees. Make sure to add them to your schedule!

There are three blocks of breakout sessions: Morning, Mid-Morning and Afternoon. Select only one session in each block. Please note that there is a trade track and winery track this year!
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Jay Youmans, MW

The Capital Wine School
Master of Wine, Certified Wine Educator
Washington, D.C.
Jay Youmans – Master of Wine

Jay Youmans has been tasting wine professionally for nearly three decades. He is owner of Rock Creek Wine Merchants; a marketing consultancy; and the owner and Educational Director for The Capital Wine School in Washington, DC, www.capitalwineschool.com. Jay has served as a wine judge for numerous wine competitions including: Starwine International Wine Competition, the Mid-Atlantic Competition, The Dallas Morning News, and the California State Fair. For the past six years he has been the Competition Director for the Virginia Governor’s Cup Wine Competition.

Jay’s wine education credentials include: Advanced Level Sommelier - AS (Court of Master Sommeliers), Certified Wine Educator – CWE (Society of Wine Educators), French Wine Scholar – FWS (French Wine Society), Italian Wine Professional (IWP), Burgundy Wine Educator ( BIVB), Bordeaux Wine Educator (CIVB), Napa Valley Wine Ambassador, and Master of Wine (The Institute of Masters of Wine), which he passed in 2004 receiving the Vina Errazuriz Award, www.mastersofwine.org.