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DWWA judge profile: Janet Dorozynski

Janet Dorozynski is a judge at the 2022 Decanter World Wine Awards.

Janet Dorozynski

Janet Dorozynski has been tasting, studying and working in and with the international and Canadian wine industry since the end of the last century. While living in Brussels and completing a PhD in Demography and Women’s Studies from Concordia University, Janet became captivated by all things wine and in 2000, she packed in the papers to work for Wines of South Africa at their headquarters in Stellenbosch.

Since returning to Canada, Janet has worked for industry and government in various roles in international business development, marketing and public and government relations as well as taught about wine and the business of wine at Niagara and Algonquin Colleges.

She is currently the lead for Canadian wine, beer and spirits at the Trade Commissioner Service of Global Affairs Canada, where she works with producers on export initiatives and oversees a programme that assists Canadian Embassies to serve and promote Canadian wine, beer and spirits internationally.

Janet holds the WSET Diploma, is a WSET certified educator and a Professional Affiliate of Brock University’s Cool Climate Oenology and Viticulture Institute (CCOVI). She has written Canadian wine and spirits content for WSET Global wine certification courses.

Outside her day job, Janet has been reviewing, writing, travelling, presenting, judging and organising wine and sommelier competitions in North and South America, Europe and Asia for over twenty years. She is a principal critic and writer at WineAlign and the wine columnist for Luxe Magazine Ottawa.  She has contributed to several books including the upcoming 5th edition of the Oxford Companion to Wine and the sixth and seventh editions of the World Atlas of Wine and Jancis Robinson et.al. Wine Grapes. Janet was a long time writer for Vines Magazine and her 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.

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