Jason Yamasaki Winery Selection Committee, Trade Seminar Coordinator

Jason Yamasaki, or “JY” as he’s known around the industry, is the Group Sommelier for the Joey Restaurant Group, and one of the nicest, most ambitious guys around. At Joey, crafts the wine vision for restaurants across Canada and the west coast of the United States. A lifelong hospitality professional from Vancouver, BC, Jason earned the title of British Columbia’s Best Sommelier in 2015 and competed in Canada’s Best Sommelier 2015. He has a bachelor’s degree in Hospitality Management, a vintage under his belt in Austria, and a background in casual to fine dining.