<?xml version="1.0"?>\n<img src="http:\/\/www.decanter.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/34\/2013\/05\/00000591e-SarahAhmed_justinetrickett_5819.jpg"><h2>Sarah Ahmed DWWA 2013 Regional Chair<\/h2>Sarah Ahmed, aka The Wine Detective, is an independent, London-based wine writer, educator and judge with a particular interest in the wines of Australia, the Loire, Portugal and South Africa. Sarah was awarded the Vintners Cup in 2003, the Portuguese Annual Wine Awards\u00e2\u0080\u0099 Wine Writer of the Year 2009, and was short-listed for the International Wine & Spirit Competition Communicator of the Year in 2009 and 2010. In addition to publishing <a href="http:\/\/www.thewinedetective.co.uk" target="_blank">thewinedetective.co.uk<\/a>, she contributes to leading wine publications on Portugal including <em>Hugh Johnson's Pocket Wine Book<\/em> and <em>Wine Behind the Label<\/em> (8th edition), and is currently consulting on the 7th edition of <em>The World Atlas of Wine<\/em>.<img src="http:\/\/www.decanter.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/34\/2013\/05\/000005892-Danny_Cameron_dwwa2012_JTrickett_2761.jpg"><h2>Danny Cameron DWWA 2013 Judge<\/h2>Danny Cameron started his career in the hospitality industry when he trained at London's Caf\u00c3\u00a9 Royal, before moving on to lead an eight-sommelier team at the Old Course Hotel in St Andrews, and then becoming House Manager at Danesfield House in Buckinghamshire. Five years as an independent wine merchant followed, before being appointed to his current role - Director at Portugal-specialist Raymond Reynolds Ltd. In addition, he runs an award-winning wine consultancy business, dcpr, and is the Chairman of the Association of Portuguese Wine Importers, a group he founded in 2004. He is also the managing director of the Big Fortified Tasting: the world's largest tasting dedicated to this category on the world.<img src="http:\/\/www.decanter.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/34\/2013\/05\/0000058ae-GoranKlintberg_justinetrickett_5811.jpg"><h2>Goran Klintberg DWWA 2013 Judge<\/h2>G\u00c3\u00b6ran Klintberg has been involved in the Swedish wine industry for 26 years, with roles including: bartender, sommelier, and manager for numerous restaurants. In 2006, he was elected President of the Swedish Sommelier Association and in 2009 became a Wine Buyer for the Swedish off-trade monopoly, Systembolaget, where he is responsible for wines from Argentina and Portugal as well as for Sake and Swedish Gl\u00c3\u00b6gg. When he is not doing something wine-related, G\u00c3\u00b6ran enjoys a secondary career as a singer\/songwriter and has released a number of CDs.<img src="http:\/\/www.decanter.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/34\/2013\/05\/0000058fe-Nick_Oakley_dwwa2012_JTrickett_2894.jpg"><h2>Nick Oakley DWWA 2013 Judge<\/h2>Nick Oakley has been in the wine trade for 30 years, starting at wine merchants Lay & Wheeler in Colchester. He then established his own business as a general wholesaler specialising in Portuguese wine, after a 'road to Damascus' conversion following a visit there in the late 80s. His company, Oakley Wine Agencies, is today one of the UK\u00e2\u0080\u0099s leading Portuguese specialists, and counts every major supermarket group in its client portfolio. In recent years, the company has also started supplying Portugese wines to overseas markets, including Norway, Ireland, Abu Dhabi and Jamaica.<img src="http:\/\/www.decanter.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/34\/2013\/05\/000005877-BeatrizMachado_justinetrickett_5816.jpg"><h2>Beatriz Machado DWWA 2013 Judge<\/h2>Beatriz Machado studied for an MSc in Viticulture and Enology at UC Davis, California, while being the Teaching Assistant for three professors across different aspects of wine technology. She also received Wine Spectator\u00e2\u0080\u0099s Non-Resident Tuition Grant, and following her studies, Beatriz returned to her native Portugal where she taught courses on sensory analysis of wines and panel performance evaluation in the Douro and the Alentejo. Beatriz\u00e2\u0080\u0099 passion for wines and her belief that quality Portuguese wines need to be \u00e2\u0080\u009ctasted\u00e2\u0080\u009d by global consumers led her to accepting the role of Wine Director for the five star The Yeatman Hotel, Portugal\u00e2\u0080\u0099s first position of this nature. Since June 2010, Beatriz has selected and now oversees a 25,000-bottle wine cellar, which stocks the world\u00e2\u0080\u0099s most comprehensive collection of Portuguese table wines and Ports. Under her guidance, The Yeatman won the award for Best Wine List, from the Revista de Vinhos in 2011, and the \u00e2\u0080\u009cBest of Award of Excellence\u00e2\u0080\u009d from <em>Wine Spectator<\/em> in 2012.<img src="http:\/\/www.decanter.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/34\/2013\/05\/00000588e-Claudio_Martins_dwwa2012_JTrickett_2962.jpg"><h2>Claudio Martins DWWA 2013 Judge<\/h2>Wine Manager of the D&D London restaurant group, Claudio Martins grew up in the Dao region of Portugal, surrounded by vineyards and spending the school holidays helping the local producers with the harvest. In return, he received a few Escudos but a wealth of knowledge about turning the humble grape into such a blissful drink. Claudio\u00e2\u0080\u0099s approach to wine is that it should be kept simple, fun and available so that all can enjoy it. He specialises in Portuguese wines and strongly believes that Portugal has much to offer both as a wine region and for the impressive quality of its wines.<img src="http:\/\/www.decanter.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/34\/2013\/05\/0000058f0-Matthieu_Longuere_MS_DWWA.jpg"><h2>Matthieu Longuere MS DWWA 2013 Judge<\/h2>Matthieu Longuere MS is originally from Bordeaux and studied catering at college for six years before coming to England in 1994. Since then he has worked as Head Sommelier at Lucknam Park near Bath, Hotel du Vin in Bristol and La Trompette in Chiswick. In 2000, Mattieu won the UK Sommelier of the Year Competition Troph\u00c3\u00a9e Ruinart, and he repesented the UK as a semi-finalist in the Best Sommelier of Europe Competition in 2010. Mattieu became a Master Sommelier in 2005 and speaks French, Spanish, English and basic Swedish.<img src="http:\/\/www.decanter.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/34\/2013\/05\/00000590a-Peter_Cobb_dwwa2012_JTrickett_2960.jpg"><h2>Peter Cobb DWWA 2013 Judge<\/h2>Peter Cobb has spent his entire working life in the wine trade: in London with Cockburns Port; in Bristol as Export Sales Manager of Harveys and, for 20 years, in Portugal, where he was a Director of Cockburns. Now retired, Peter lives in Oporto and writes on Port and Sherry for various UK and American magazines. He is delighted that his son, Freddie, is following him into the trade, "despite, or perhaps even because of, his father's stringent recommendations to the contrary".<img src="http:\/\/www.decanter.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/34\/2013\/05\/0000058e2-MadelineStenwrethMW_justinetrickett_5352.jpg"><h2>Madeline Stenwreth MW DWWA 2013 Judge<\/h2>Madeleine Stenwreth MW is based in Sweden and consults globally to high profile wine producers as well as leading importing companies across the Nordic market. Her focus is on product development, blending, quality and style strategy in relation to the requirements of specific target markets. She is also an appreciated coach and mentor for brand and product managers, a WSET Diploma lecturer, and a speaker at international seminars. In 2008 Madeleine became an MW and received the Quinta do Noval Award for her dissertation \u00e2\u0080\u009cThe effect of altitude on Malbec in Mendoza". Prior to setting up her consultancy, Madeleine worked as Quality & Product Development Manager for Nordic wine importer, Prime Wine Group, as Wine Buyer for Systembolaget, the Swedish alcohol retailing monopoly, as Marketing Manager for Wines of South Africa, and in various managerial F&B roles for 5-star Relais & Ch\u00c3\u00a2teaux.<img src="http:\/\/www.decanter.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/34\/2013\/05\/0000058ca-JoaoPiresMS_justinetrickett_5828.jpg"><h2>Joao Pires MS DWWA 2013 Judge<\/h2>Jo\u00c3\u00a3o Pires is the Head Sommelier at Dinner by Heston Blumenthal at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in London. Born in Portugal, he moved to the UK in January 2005, and has worked as a sommelier for over 20 years in Paris, Lisbon, Montreal, Toronto and the United Kingdom. Prior to joining Blumenthal\u00e2\u0080\u0099s Dinner, Jo\u00c3\u00a3o worked at Gordon Ramsay\u00e2\u0080\u0099s Royal Hospital Road, and was Wine Director for the Vineyard at Stockcross in Berkshire and the Capital Hotel in London. Jo\u00c3\u00a3o is currently studying to become a Master of Wine.