` The Wine Writers' Circle of Canada

Dean Tudor - Treasurer / Member


Website: DeanTudor.com    Twitter:  @gothicepicures 


Dean Tudor is Ryerson University Journalism Professor Emeritus and the author of Finding Answers (McClelland & Stewart, 1993). He taught information resources, Canadian news media, law and ethics, and computer-assisted reporting and research (1974-2000). He has been writing about beverage alcohol since 1968. His articles and books were published in the USA by Libraries Unlimited, R. R. Bowker, Library Journal, the American Library Association, and GlobalWineNews. His Wines, Beers and Spirits, 1975 and 1983) and Cooking for Entertainment (1976) both won American Library Association reference literary prizes.

In Canada, Dean has published with the Canadian Library Association, Peter Martin Associates, McClelland & Stewart, BAR Magazine, the International Wine and Food Society (Editor of its "The Grapevine", 1976-1996), Downtowner, WineTidings, Sympatico.ca, and Toronto Life. For 11 years, he was a member of the Society of Wine Educators (1981-1992). He holds a Diploma in Haute Cuisine (George Brown, 1974).

Founding Editor of Canadian Book Review Annual and music reference book author with over 30 volumes of books to his credit, Dean was also Informatics Consultant-Writer with SOURCES (1983-2009). He has won over a dozen unsolicited writing awards and he appears in the Canadian Who's Who.

Current wine related activities

Dean produces his World Wine Watch Online at www.deantudor.com, covering hospitality trade events, news, food, and cookbooks and wine books. His subscription newsletter highlights preview tastings of new wine releases, providing a "heads-up" to the wine consumer and wine trade. His food and wine books columns also appear in the International Sommelier Guild Newsletter, gremolata.com, and at www.tonyaspler.com. For the Internet, he has created and maintained Wines, Beers and Spirits of the Net since 1994-. He is a judge with tasting clubs and the Ontario Wine Awards, and head judge of the Ontario Wine Journalism Award (OWA).

Like his other WWCC colleagues, Dean tastes between 5,000 and 6,000 wines a year. He also makes his own wine, beer and cider. He maintains two blogs http://gothicepicures.blogspot.com and his award-winning wine satire site at http://fauxvoixvincuisine.blogspot.com. Dean has been a Circle member since 1987 and is currently its Treasurer (since 1996).

Services offered

Small group wine tastings
Wine judging
Consultation (purchases, wine lists, cellar evaluation)
Wine business writing (research, editorial)