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Jo-Ann Ross, DWS, FWS, IWS


Boston, MA


Chief Wine Educator


JRoss Wine



French Wine Authorized Instructor

Other distinctions

CSW, CSS, Official Burgundy Wine Educator, WSET Diploma of Wine and Spirits (DWS)


Jo-Ann Ross is a lifelong wine enthusiast with considerable formal wine education. In addition to holding post-nominal letters as a Certified Specialist of Wine and a Certified Specialist of Spirits, she is New England’s First French Wine Scholar Instructor. Jo-Ann holds a Diploma from the Wine and Spirits Education Trust. With two “sold out” French Wine Scholar courses under her belt, she is currently planning the third FWS course at Boston’s French Cultural Center in Downtown Boston.

Passed Exams

Sud de France Master-Level with Honors
Bordeaux Master-Level with Honors
Provence Master-Level with Honors
Alsace Master-Level
French Wine Scholar with Honors
Italian Wine Scholar with Honors