Janet Pouchot

 Janet  Pouchot

Janet Pouchot

Domaine Mirabeau | Cotignac, France | https://www.mirabeauwine.com

It was while living in Paris that Janet discovered a fascination and passion for wine. With visits to Champagne, Burgundy, the Rhone, the Loire and the Languedoc, she began her education. After two years abroad, Janet returned to New York and furthered her education, completing coursework into year two of the Diploma Level of the WSET, Wine, and Spirits Education Trust, which trains Master of Wine Candidates. Further certifications were earned from The American Sommelier Association, The Sommelier Society of America, Windows on the World wine school (later assisting Kevin Zraly with the classes), and The New School Culinary Arts Wine Program (where she subsequently spent time lecturing).

After spending a year working at world famous wine retailer Sherry-Lehmann, Janet went to work for Restaurant Daniel as a cellar hand, working her way onto the floor where she became Sommelier. For eight years, she worked the floor assisting customers with wine parings and traveled several weeks a year to wine regions and wine shows all over the world, tasting and learning as much as possible. It was with the impending birth of her first little boy that she left Daniel and went to work for Negociants, an international wine importer and exporter which lead to a position as US Brand Development Manager for Peter Lehmann Wines, and then, for a total of eight years in the New Zealand wine industry as Campaign Manager for NZTE (a sector of the New Zealand government) and Business Manager for the Americas for Craggy Range winery. She joined Mirabeau en Provence as a part-time consultant in October 2017 and came on board full time as Sales Director Americas in May 2019. Janet lives in Manhattan with her husband Charles, who is the East Coast Director of Operations for the Charlie Palmer Group, and their two young sons.

Events

You can meet Janet at the:

Debut of Rose on Wednesday, April 1, 4-7 pm in the Four Seasons Ballroom

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