Janet Dorozynski has had a multi-faceted career in and with the international and Canadian wine industry since late in the last decade and counting. While living in Brussels and completing a PhD from Concordia University, she became captivated by all things wine, beer, spirits, cider and food. In 2000, Janet packed in the books and papers to work for Wines of South Africa at their headquarters in Stellenbosch. Since returning to Canada, she has worked in international business development, marketing, government and public relations and has taught about wine and the wine business at Niagara and Algonquin Colleges.
Janet currently divides her time between her day job as trade commissioner for Canadian wine, beer and spirits for the Government of Canada, where she works with the Canadian industry on export initiatives and manages a programme to assist Canadian embassies around the world to purchase and serve Canadian wine, beer and spirits.
Outside her day job, Janet has been reviewing, writing, travelling to wine regions and has organized and judged at competitions in North and South America, Europe and Asia for more than twenty years. She regularly tastes wine, spirits and beer from around the world and across Canada and holds the Wine and Spirits Education Trust (WSET) Diploma in wine and spirits. She is also a WSET certified educator and a Professional Affiliate of Brock University’s Cool Climate Oenology and Viticulture Institute (CCOVI).
Janet is a principal critic, writer and judge at Wine Align, the wine columnist for Luxe Magazine Ottawa and the Canada contributor to the upcoming 5th edition of the Oxford Companion to Wine. She was a long-time writer for Vines Magazine and written and consulted on the Canada section for the sixth and seventh editions of the World Atlas of Wine and Jancis Robinson’s Wine Grapes. She has also contributed Canadian wine and spirits content to WSET Global wine certification courses. Janet’s writing has appeared in Quench Magazine, Gismondi on Wine, Jamie Goode’s WineAnorak.com and WineTelevision.com, Canada’s earliest online wine publication and TV series.