DWWA 2013 Regional Italy Judging Panel
Jean Reilly MW is the Director of Wine Buying for JJ Buckley Fine Wines in Oakland, California. She has over 13 years’ experience in the wine trade, working as an educator, journalist, retail buyer, and sommelier, and has travelled to over 50 wine regions, working the harvest at wineries in Burgundy, California and New Zealand. In 2010, Jean became the USA’s 26th Master of Wine, only the fifth American woman to hold this prestigious title, and her dissertation, "US Sommelier Opinions of German Riesling", won the Quinta do Noval Outstanding Dissertation Award. Jean speaks frequently about wine on television and radio, and writes for a variety of publications, including Beverage Media and American Airlines’ Latitudes magazines. Jean is also a dedicated skydiver.