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Jan Walsh is a writer.

Before beginning a writing career of her own, Jan Walsh was an English and writing teacher and served on the Board of Judges at Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism.

Today Jan's is both a freelance writer and magazine columnist, specializing in wine, food, travel and people. Read more at Publications: Magazines and Books.


Jan Walsh began writing about wine in 2003, and has had a monthly wine column in Birmingham since that time. Jan's wine writing has been featured in local, national and international publications, including Wine Spectator and many others. She writes a monthly wine column for B-Metro magazine, which is syndicated on the Winepress section of BirminghamWine.com. Jan also holds a Level 1 distinction of The Court of Master Sommeliers.


Food goes with wine. So it was a natural for Jan to pair food with wine in her writing. Today she writes two food, restaurant review columns, "Taste" and "Savor."  All of Jan's restaurant reviews and chef cooking demos are syndicated on BirminghamRestaurants.com. Jan also shares gourmet food and food related products at JanLikes.com.


Jan writes a recipe, technique column, "Prepare" for B-Metro magazine. The recipe, food photography and video are also published on the Recipes section of Birmingham Restaurants website.


Jan's "Culinary Travels" and "Wine Travels" columns evolved from print to web on the Travel section of BirminghamRestaurants.com and the Touring section of BirminghamWine.com. Jan also writes about romantic travel destinations for the Honeymoons section of BirminghamBrides.com. Jan started the "Suitcase" column in B-Metro magazine. These travel reviews are also featured on her local Birmingham websites. 


Jan has profiled some of the world's largest wine collections and their collectors in Wine Spectator and other magazines, including Julian LeCraw. View Jan's Wine Spectator Author Profile. She profiled other interesting people along the way including celebrities, such as Jane Seymour. She has also written about famous chefs she met on her travels, such as Emeril Lagasse, Thomas Keller and others. And most recently, a travel story she was writing took on new twist when she  bumped into superstar chef Gordan Ramsay by happenstance, while lunching in California.

Organic Life

Jan Walsh shares her knowledge and passion for organic living with her readers in her monthly "Pure" column in B-Metro magazine. She also writes feature stories on Non-GMO and organics. And she is the founder of Alabamians for GMO Labeling. Read "Behind The Seeds" in B-Metro magazine.

Animal Rights

Jan Walsh writes feature stories on animal rights and puppy mill rescues. She is also working with other animal rights activists to strengthen the animal cruelty laws in Alabama. Read "The Rescue" in B-Metro magazine.

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