DWWA Central and Eastern Europe Judging Panel

Meet the members of the DWWA Central and Eastern Europe Judging Panel

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Luis Capitao is a California-based wine industry veteran and international wine consultant. Former roles have included advising Eastern European wineries and government associations on export strategies, a ten-year period in strategic marketing with Constellation Wines U.S., and a tenure as Marketing Director of WJ Deutsch and Sons, Inc during which time he successfully rolled out Yellow Tail in the US. Luis holds an MBA from the Rochester Institute of Technology and a BA in economics from Rutgers University. He is currently Managing Partner of Touchstone Wines, a sales and marketing firm working with foreign wineries, which he co-founded.