<?xml version="1.0"?>\n<img src="http:\/\/www.decanter.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/34\/2013\/05\/000005934-TonyAspler_justinetrickett_5886.jpg"><h2>Tony Aspler DWWA 2013 Regional Chair<\/h2>Tony Aspler has been writing about wine since 1975, and has been Wine Columnist for <em>The Toronto Star<\/em> for 22 years. He is the author of 16 wine books, including <em>The Wine Atlas of Canada<\/em>, and three wine murder mystery novels: <em>Blood Is Thicker than Beaujolais<\/em>, <em>The Beast of Barbaresco<\/em> and <em>Death on the Douro<\/em>. In 2001, Tony co-founded the charity Grapes for Humanity to raise money through the wine community for victims of landmines and children with disabilities. In 2007 Tony was awarded the Order of Canada and in 2012 he was elected to the New York Media Wine Writers Hall of Fame.<img src="http:\/\/www.decanter.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/34\/2013\/05\/000005875-BarbaraPhilipMW_justinetrickett_5874.jpg"><h2>Barbara Philip MW DWWA 2013 Judge<\/h2>Barbara Philip MW is a portfolio manager at the British Columbia Liquor Distribution Branch (BCLDB) in Canada and is responsible for selecting European wines for the BC Liquor Store chain. Her career has included working as a Sommelier and Wine Educator for many years, and she passed the MW in 2007. In addition to her role at the BCLDB, Barbara also works as a freelance lecturer, radio columnist and wine judge through Barbariain Wine Consulting, a company she runs with her husband Iain.<img src="http:\/\/www.decanter.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/34\/2013\/05\/0000058c1-JanetDorozynski_justinetrickett_5884.jpg"><h2>Janet Dorozynski DWWA 2013 Judge<\/h2>Janet Dorozynski began tasting and studying about wine while completing her doctorate in Demography and Public Policy Studies. She has worked in various capacities relating to the Canadian and international wine industry for more than fifteen years, during which time she has also written about wine and taught and lectured about the business of wine. Janet holds the WSET Diploma, is a WSET Certified Educator, and a Professional Affiliate of the Cool Climate Oenology and Viticulture Institute (CCOVI) at Brock University. She currently works at Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada, where she oversees a program to educate and assist Canadian Embassies in serving and promoting Canadian wine and alcoholic beverages, in addition to working with the industry on international market development and trade issues. Janet is also a principal critic and writer at <a href="http:\/\/www.WineAlign.com" target="_blank">WineAlign.com<\/a>, one of Canada\u00e2\u0080\u0099s most popular wine websites, and has been judging at competitions across North and South America and Europe since 2001.<img src="http:\/\/www.decanter.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/34\/2013\/05\/00000595d-Rhys_Pender_MW_dwwa2012_JTrickett_2807.jpg"><h2>Rhys Pender MW DWWA 2013 Judge<\/h2>Rhys Pender MW is a wine educator, consultant, judge and writer through his company Wine Plus+. In 2010 Rhys became Canada\u00e2\u0080\u0099s youngest Master of Wine, and he writes for a number of Canadian and International publications, judges internationally, and runs a WSET wine school. In his free time, Rhys can be found in his small 4 acre vineyard, nurturing the vines for Little Farm Winery.