"Jo-Ann's passion for wine education is evident in the classroom. She ignites wine passion in her students by sharing her extensive wine knowledge and her travels through worldwide wine countries."
Pamela Kindel Connors
Director of Training
Glazers of Louisiana

"Jo-Ann has skillfully and enthusiastically developed, marketed, and conducted educational programs.  I would wholeheartedly recommend
Jo-Ann to be a highly competent and talented ambassador and educator of wine"

Robert Cavanaugh
Founder and President
North Potomac MD

"From amateur to professional, Jo-Ann will delight and enchant her students and guests. A student of Jo-Ann's would be fortunate indeed to hear what she has to share and drink what she has to pour!"
Sheral Schowe, CWE
Owner and Primary Educator
Wasatch Academy of Wine
Salt Lake City, Utah

"Jo-Ann is an excellent teacher of wine - confident, energetic, and passionate about the subject. I would love to take one of her classes anytime".
Sandy Strick, PhD, CSW
South Carolina University School of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management, SC

"Jo-Ann effectively and ably translates her passion for wine to her students.  Her enthusiasm is infectious and has led to many successful classes at the BCAE!"
Maria Finison
Program Manager
Boston Center for Adult Education

Alliance Française de Boston

Languedoc Wine Bureau (CIVL)

Soave Consorzio


Loire Valley Wine Bureau

Bordeaux Wine Bureau (CIVB)

Bourgogne Wine Bureau (BIVB)


Boston Center for Adult Education

Boston Wine Expo

Boston Wine School

Community Music Center of Boston



Design Industry Vendors of New England

Downy Fabric Softener


Gifford Cat Shelter



Massachusetts Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Children

MS Walker

Neiman Marcus

North Hill


Ropes and Gray

Rhode Island School of Design

Share Our Strength

SieMatic Kitchens

Temple Emanuel of the Merrimack Valley

The New Prosperity Initiative

The Wine Gallery

Thos. Moser Showrooms

Trademark Tours

Viking/Delia Kitchens