Luis Capitao

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Luis Capitao, judge on the DWWA Hungary panel in 2010

Luis Capitao is a 22-year wine industry veteran with vast experience in global wine sales and strategic marketing. As an international wine consultant, he has worked with Eastern European wineries to develop export strategies targeting key international markets. He is co-founder and managing partner of Touchstone Wines, a US-based sales and marketing firm, while at Constellation Wines US, he held several domestic and international portfolio management responsibilities over a 10-year period, culminating in the lead role of marketing all Constellation Wines US brands in export markets. He set up the marketing department at WJ Deutsch and Sons and directed the launch of the Australian brand Yellowtail. Capitao holds an MBA from the Rochester Institute of Technology and a BA in economics from Rutgers University. He is fluent in Portuguese, speaks Spanish and some French, and resides in Palo Alto, California.

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