<?xml version="1.0"?>\n<img src="http:\/\/www.decanter.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/34\/2013\/05\/000005880-BobCampbellMW_justinetrickett_5281.jpg"><h2>Bob Campbell MW DWWA 2013 Regional Chair<\/h2>Bob Campbell MW is wine editor of <em>Your Home & Garden<\/em>, <em>Taste<\/em> magazine and the Air NZ in-flight magazine as well as being New Zealand editor for <em>Gourmet Traveller Wine<\/em>. Bob contributes to wine publications in seven countries. Nearly 22,000 people have attended Bob\u00e2\u0080\u0099s wine diploma courses which he runs in New Zealand, Asia and Europe. He has been a senior judge in wine competitions in ten countries and is currently chairman of the New Zealand International Wine Show. Bob is highly demanded as an after-dinner speaker and lecturer.<img src="http:\/\/www.decanter.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/34\/2013\/05\/00000590f-PierreMansour_justinetrickett_5498.jpg"><h2>Pierre Mansour DWWA 2013 Judge<\/h2>Pierre Mansour spent four years with Berry Bros & Rudd as duty manager of its Heathrow store after an introduction to the wine trade in 1995 with the Antique Wine Company. He completed the WSET Diploma in 1998 before joining Vinopolis as Tastings Manager, and in 2000 Pierre joined The Wine Society to oversee tastings and events, before taking on the role of Buyer in 2004. He currently buys The Society's Australian, New Zealand, Spanish, North American and Lebanese wines.<img src="http:\/\/www.decanter.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/34\/2013\/05\/0000058a1-EmmaJenkinsMW_justinetrickett_5255.jpg"><h2>Emma Jenkins MW DWWA 2013 Judge<\/h2>Emma Jenkins MW obtained a BSc in Anatomy & Structural Biology from Otago University in 1999 but upon graduation, she decided to pursue her passion for wine. She worked for seven years as a Fine Wine and Education Specialist at Scenic Cellars in Taupo, during which time she studied Winemaking and Viticulture at EIT, and in 2011, Emma became New Zealand\u00e2\u0080\u0099s ninth MW, writing her dissertation on whether there is a case for sub-regional Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. Emma is wine columnist for New Zealand edition of <em>The Australian Women\u00e2\u0080\u0099s Weekly<\/em>, co-editor of <em>The Independent Wine Monthly<\/em>, and also writes on a freelance basis for a number of New Zealand trade and general publications. In addition, Emma teaches WSET courses for the New Zealand School of Wines and Spirits. She spends her spare time attempting to gain control of a large unruly garden populated by small children, dogs, chickens and two pet pigs, which is largely proving futile.<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.<img src="http:\/\/www.decanter.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/34\/2013\/05\/00000588a-ChristineParkinson_justinetrickett_5258.jpg"><h2>Christine Parkinson DWWA 2013 Judge<\/h2>Christine Parkinson started her career in the kitchen, spending 3 years as Head Chef. She then moved into management, eventually gaining responsibility for 39 restaurants, at which point she decided to follow her passion and concentrate on wine. In 2001 Christine created the first wine list for Hakkasan, and then became Wine Buyer for the group\u00e2\u0080\u0099s restaurants including Sake No Hana, HKK and Michelin-starred Hakkasan and Yauatcha, with sites worldwide. She is a regular judge at competitions including New Wave Spanish Wines, Decanter World Wine Awards and the IWC Sake Awards. Christine has been called \u00e2\u0080\u009cone of the most creative wine buyers in the UK\u00e2\u0080\u009d by Jancis Robinson MW, and has won awards including \u00e2\u0080\u0098Wine list of the year 2011\u00e2\u0080\u0099, \u00e2\u0080\u0098Taste On-Trade Influencer 2009\u00e2\u0080\u0099 and \u00e2\u0080\u0098Imbibe Restaurant Personality of the Year 2011\u00e2\u0080\u0099.<img src="http:\/\/www.decanter.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/34\/2013\/05\/0000058f2-MelanieBrown_justinetrickett_5277.jpg"><h2>Melanie Brown DWWA 2013 Judge<\/h2>A New Zealand native, Melanie Brown completed her Chef Apprenticeship in Christchurch, before moving to the UK in 2005 to follow her passion for food and restaurants. After pursuing Peter Gordon for long enough that he eventually offered her a job in his kitchen, Melanie joined the team at The Providores and Tapa Room in London in 2006. However, it wasn't until she made the transition to Front of House that Melanie discovered her love of New Zealand wine, and soon after she took over managing the restaurant\u00e2\u0080\u0099s wine list. Since 2009, Melanie has transformed the list to feature the largest selection of premium New Zealand wines in Europe.<img src="http:\/\/www.decanter.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/34\/2013\/05\/00000590e-PhilipTuckMW_justinetrickett_5256.jpg"><h2>Philip Tuck MW DWWA 2013 Judge<\/h2>Philip Tuck MW has been in the wine business for 26 years, starting in the industry straight out of university in 1986 when he joined Avery's in Bristol. From there, he spent time working for wineries in various countries including South Africa, New Zealand, Australia, the USA, Chile and Italy. He returned to the UK in 1993 to help set up Hatch Mansfield, where he is currently Wine Director, and became an MW in 1999.<img src="http:\/\/www.decanter.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/34\/2013\/05\/0000058d3-JustinLiddle_justinetrickett_5989.jpg"><h2>Justin Liddle DWWA 2013 Judge<\/h2>Justin Liddle joined the wine trade in 1990, seduced by the heady mix of food, wine and travel. He has spent time working in all areas of the trade - from in the vineyards of the Rhein-Phalz to being a Director for Mentzendorff, via Oddbins and Yapp Brothers. Currently a partner in Stokes Fine Wines, a Somerset-based agent and consultancy working with producers from around the world, Justin is fascinated by all wine regions but likes to keep especially up-to-date on New Zealand, Portugal and Spain.<img src="http:\/\/www.decanter.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/34\/2013\/05\/0000058c8-JoAhearneMW_justinetrickett_5417.jpg"><h2>Jo Ahearne MW DWWA 2013 Judge<\/h2>Jo Ahearne MW first worked in the wine trade in the early 1990s at Oddbins, and after two years she went to Australia to work a vintage for Charles Melton, with his Nine Popes and Rose of Virginia wines. While in the Barossa Valley, she decided to sell her house and belongings and enrol in a winemaking degree at Charles Sturt University in Australia, whilst also working at Pipers Brook, Bailey's of Glenrowan, Leasingham and Tintara wineries. Following this, Jo worked as a flying winemaker in Spain and France, was Assistant Winemaker as at Charles Melton, spent four years making Jacob\u00e2\u0080\u0099s Creek, and spent time in Fitou in the Languedoc. In 2004, Jo moved back to the UK to blend wines for Marks & Spencer, before a stint as Wine and Spirits Buyer for Harrods. She now works as a winemaking consultant.<img src="http:\/\/www.decanter.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/34\/2013\/05\/0000058e3-MagandeepSingh_justinetrickett_5908.jpg"><h2>Magandeep Singh DWWA 2013 Judge<\/h2>Magandeep Singh is India\u00e2\u0080\u0099s first French-qualified sommelier and professional wine taster, and since qualifying around ten years ago, he has worked in India where he consults via his company Wi-Not Beverage Solutions. Magandeep is also an established freelance wine, food, travel, and lifestyle writer, with regular columns in several national newspapers and magazines, and has conducted wine training workshops across India for the most prestigious on and off-trade establishments. Author of <em>Wine Wisdom<\/em>, now in its third edition, he was awarded the Silver Medal at the World Gourmand Awards for his book's importance as an educational reference. Recently, Magandeep and his Wi-Not partners inaugurated India\u00e2\u0080\u0099s first ever accredited wine school, the \u00e2\u0080\u0098Institute of Wine and Beverage Studies\u00e2\u0080\u0099, in New Delhi.<img src="http:\/\/www.decanter.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/34\/2013\/05\/0000058dd-Liz_Thach_MW_justinetrickett_5916.jpg"><h2>Liz Thach MW DWWA 2013 Judge<\/h2>Dr. Liz Thach MW is a management and wine business professor at Sonoma State University\u00e2\u0080\u0099s Wine Business Institute, where she teaches in both the undergraduate and Wine MBA programs. Following her passion, Liz has visited most of the major wine regions of the world, and more than 35 countries. In addition, she has published over 90 articles and 5 wine textbooks, including <em>Wine \u00e2\u0080\u0093 A Global Business<\/em> and <em>Wine Marketing & Sales<\/em>. A fifth generation Californian, Liz finished her Ph.D. at Texas A&M, and now lives on Sonoma Mountain where she tends a small hobby vineyard and makes 'garagiste' wine. She also works as a wine judge in various competitions, and has served on many non-profit wine boards.<img src="http:\/\/www.decanter.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/34\/2013\/05\/000005876-Barry_Dick_dwwa2012_JTrickett_2617.jpg"><h2>Barry Dick DWWA 2013 Judge<\/h2>Barry Dick holds a degree in Food Science and a postgraduate Diploma in Winemaking from the University of Adelaide, Australia. After working several vintages in the Old and New World, he then moved to London to work for Sainsbury\u00e2\u0080\u0099s, where he was responsible for the quality of own-brand wines from France, Australia, New Zealand and California, as well as the sparkling wine category. Currently, Barry is studying to become a Master of Wine and works as a wine industry consultant for wine producers and UK retail.<img src="http:\/\/www.decanter.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/34\/2013\/05\/0000058d5-Keith_Isaac_MW_dwwa2012_JTrickett_2795.jpg"><h2>Keith Isaac MW DWWA 2013 Judge<\/h2>Keith Isaac MW is a veteran of Patriarche Wine Agencies, having been with the company since 1987, and appointed as General Manager in 1996. Keith read History at Cambridge but was introduced to the world of wine via the University\u00e2\u0080\u0099s wine club, where he was a member of the blind wine tasting team. He passed the MW in 1989 and served as Chair of Examination Panel for several years until 2007.<img src="http:\/\/www.decanter.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/34\/2013\/05\/000005861-AdrianGarforthMW_justinetrickett_6022.jpg"><h2>Adrian Garforth MW DWWA 2013 Judge<\/h2>Adrian Garforth MW runs an export agency business concentrating on New Zealand and South African wines, and also consults internationally as Director of Blackrock Wines. His consultation work sees Adrian advising over 1,000 restaurants in the UK, as well as a variety of importers, distributors and retailers. In 1993 he became an MW, and in the late 1990s Adrian was involved in the creation of the Spier wine business and lived in South Africa, leading to him becoming a specialist in the country\u00e2\u0080\u0099s wines. Adrian also helped create and build Jamaica\u00e2\u0080\u0099s only specialist fine wine importation business, established in 2004, which represents the likes of Chapoutier, Drouhin, and Gaja, among others.