J Ross Wine provides exceptional, entertaining, and interactive wine classes, seminars, and trade events. J Ross Wine Educators are EXPERTS with extensive educational training in wine and spirits. In addition, they are seasoned presentation and public speaking professionals.
J Ross Wine experiences are easy to arrange.

  • Consumers: Classes and events can be tailored to help build relationships and motivate or thank people who are important to your organization.
  • Wine Trade - Your regional brand will be significantly strengthened through exciting and enthusiastic events, seminars and tastings. We also offer the Edu-Tasting™, a very brief but informative educational session to accompany a wine-tasting, whether it be in a retail store or restaurant.

Accredited Bordeaux Wine Educator (200 Internationally) through the Bordeaux Wine Council (CIVB) and Ecole du Vin.

Greater Boston’s first Napa Valley Vintners’ Wine Ambassador.

Italian Wine Scholar™ Instructor

Jo-Ann Ross is a lifelong wine enthusiast with considerable formal wine education. As a leading US based expert, Jo-Ann is frequently invited by the French Government to come and learn about their wines and related cultures. As an enthusiastic traveller to worldwide wine growing regions, she always brings this firsthand appreciation of the wines to her multi-sensory presentations. Jo-Ann's classes are more educational and engaging than a typical wine tasting or lecture. Her passion for wine and teaching is evident in her professional, enthusiastic style that ensures that everyone leaves her wine events with valuable information and fond memories of the experience. An active member of the National Speakers Association, Jo-Ann has over 30 years of professional speaking training and has delighted corporate and private audiences in numerous venues.

Jo-Ann's keynote wine presentations add an excellent, entertaining sparkle to any association dinner. Please contact us to discuss your specific event needs.



Italian Wine Scholar ™
Napa Valley Rocks Certification
Wine and Spirits Education Trust (WSET) - Diploma of Wine and Spirits
French Wine Scholar™ (FWS) New England’s First Licensed Instructor
Certified Specialist of Wine (Society of Wine Educators)
Certified Specialist of Spirits (Society of Wine Educators)
French Wine Society - Master Level Languedoc-Roussillon Instructor
French Wine Society - Master Level Bordeaux Instructor
French Wine Society - Master Level Rhone Wine Instructor
French Wine Society - Master Level Provence Wine Instructor
French Wine Society - Master Level Alsace Wine Instructor