Jay Youmans, MW
The Capital Wine School
Master of Wine, Certified Wine Educator
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.