<?xml version="1.0"?>\n<img src="http:\/\/www.decanter.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/34\/2013\/05\/000005903-NicoManessis_justinetrickett_5207.jpg"><h2>Nico Manessis DWWA 2013 Regional Chair<\/h2>Nico Manessis is an expert on the wines of his native Greece and the author of three wine books. Spending several months each year in various vineyards in Greece, Nico chronicles stories and videos from his time there at <a href="http:\/\/www.greekwineworld.com" target="_blank">greekwineworld.com<\/a>, and his most recent endeavour has been to co-produce the award-winning documentary film Pelican's Watch on Santorini's unique vineyard - more details of which can be found at <a href="http:\/\/www.pelicanswatch.gr" target="_blank">pelicanswatch.gr<\/a>. Nico teaches at the \u00c3\u0089cole du Vin de Changins, Switzerland, and at the Universit\u00c3\u00a9 du Vin, Suze la Rousse, France. He is a member of the Acad\u00c3\u00a9mie Internationale du Vin.<img src="http:\/\/www.decanter.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/34\/2013\/05\/00000592f-Theresa_Paopao_dwwa2012_JTrickett_2999.jpg"><h2>Theresa Paopao DWWA 2013 Judge<\/h2>Theresa Paopao hails from the small town of Hilo on the Big Island of Hawaii. She left island life to pursue a graduate degree at the Yale School of Drama in New Haven, and then moved to Boston where she fell in love with the restaurant business and the world of wine. On joining the Oleana in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Theresa became serious about a career in hospitality and beverages, and after working as Manager, she went on to be their Wine Director and General Manager. In 2010, she joined the New York Momofuku team as Wine Director, a role which took her to Ontario to open their new spaces in Toronto last autumn, and Theresa is now back in Boston working with Jamie Bissonnette and Ken Oringer at Toro and Clio, and prepping to return to the Big Apple to open Toro NYC for them later this year.<img src="http:\/\/www.decanter.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/34\/2013\/05\/00000592a-Steve_Daniel_dwwa2012_JTrickett_2992.jpg"><h2>Steve Daniel DWWA 2013 Judge<\/h2>Steve Daniel has been Buying Director of Novum Wines, a specialist importer focusing on restaurants, since 2003. He previously worked at Oddbins, where he was Buying and Marketing Director, and during his time with the company Steve championed Greek wines, as well as being largely responsible for increasing Oddbins' profile in the UK.<img src="http:\/\/www.decanter.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/34\/2013\/05\/0000058c6-JeanReillyMW_justinetrickett_5553.jpg"><h2>Jean Reilly MW DWWA 2013 Judge<\/h2>Jean Reilly MW is the Director of Wine Buying for JJ Buckley Fine Wines in Oakland, California. She has over 13 years\u00e2\u0080\u0099 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\u00e2\u0080\u0099s 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 <em>Beverage Media<\/em> and American Airlines\u00e2\u0080\u0099 <em>Latitudes<\/em> magazines. Jean is also a dedicated skydiver.<img src="http:\/\/www.decanter.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/34\/2013\/05\/00000589f-ElizabethGabayMW_justinetrickett_5931.jpg"><h2>Elizabeth Gabay MW DWWA 2013 Judge<\/h2>Elizabeth Gabay MW has specialised in the wines of south-eastern France since the 1980s. Starting as an independent wine merchant and consultant, she became a Master of Wine in 1998, and since moving to south east France in 2002, she has been writing, teaching, holding masterclasses and judging. Elizabeth writes on Provence, Hungary and northern Italy for several magazines, has contributed to <a href="http:\/\/www.winetravelguides.com" target="_blank">winetravelguides.com<\/a> and updates the Provence section for both <em>Oz Clarke\u00e2\u0080\u0099s Pocket Guide<\/em> and Jancis Robinson\u00e2\u0080\u0099s <em>World Atlas of Wine<\/em>. Passionate about history, Elizabeth lectures on the history of wine at academic conferences and is writing the definitive history of punch.