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Jay Youmans MW

Jay Youmans MW

Became an MW 2004

Based in United States

Languages English


Jay Youmans is owner of Rock Creek Wine Merchants, a sales and marketing consultancy; and managing director of the Capital Wine School in Washington, DC, Jay became an MW in 2004. He lives in Bethesda, Maryland.

Primary area(s) of work: Trade, Communication

Industry sector(s): Academic, Author, Business owner, Consultant, Distribution, Educator, Events, Journalism, Market access, Marketing, Off trade, On trade, Sales, Wine business strategy, Wine judge

Wine styles: Fine and rare wines, Sparkling wine, Still red, Still rosé, Still white, Still wines

Wine region expertise: Argentina, Australia, Bordeaux, Burgundy, California, Canterbury (NZ), Central Otago, France, Hawke's Bay, Italy, Languedoc, Loire, Lombardy, Marche, Maremma, Marlborough, Martinborough, Mendoza, Nelson, New Zealand, Oregon, Piedmont, Portugal, Priorat, Provence, Rhone, Ribera del Duero, Rioja, South America, South Australia, Spain, Tasmania, Tuscany, USA, Valencia, Virginia

Market expertise: North America

Specialisms: Branding, Distribution, Education, Events, Food and wine pairing, HORECA, Marketing wine, New business development, Events, Restaurant wines, Routes to market, Supplier/customer relationships, Supermarket and multiple retail, Training, Wine judging