<?xml version="1.0"?>\n<img src="http:\/\/www.decanter.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/34\/2013\/05\/00000586d-AngelaMuirMW_justinetrickett_5790.jpg"><h2>Angela Muir MW DWWA 2013 Regional Chair<\/h2>Angela Muir MW started her career with John Harvey & Sons of Bristol, shortly after leaving Bristol University with a degree in Politics and Economics. She then joined Grants of St James's and Victoria Wine as a Buyer. In 1988 Angela set up her own prize-winning wine shop and school which she followed up with Cellarworld International, a wine consultancy, and then Cellarworld Argentina in 2002. Angela also lectures in French, English and Spanish on wine production and the UK market. She is an MW of more than 30 years' standing, a past chairman of the MW Education Committee, and past president of the Wine and Spirit Association of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.<img src="http:\/\/www.decanter.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/34\/2013\/05\/0000058e0-LuisCapitao_justinetrickett_5797.jpg"><h2>Luis Capitao DWWA 2013 Judge<\/h2>Luis Capitao is a California-based wine industry veteran and international wine consultant. Former roles have included advising Eastern European wineries and government associations on export strategies, a ten-year period in strategic marketing with Constellation Wines U.S., and a tenure as Marketing Director of WJ Deutsch and Sons Inc, during which time he successfully rolled out Yellow Tail in the US. Luis holds an MBA from the Rochester Institute of Technology, and a BA in economics from Rutgers University. He is currently Managing Partner of the company he co-founded, Touchstone Wines, a sales and marketing firm working with foreign wineries.<img src="http:\/\/www.decanter.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/34\/2013\/05\/0000058b7-Isa_Bal_MS_dwwa2012_JTrickett_2967.jpg"><h2>Isa Bal MS DWWA 2013 Judge<\/h2>Isa Bal MS has been Head Sommelier at Heston Blumenthal's three Michelin-starred restaurant The Fat Duck for the past eight years. He studied hospitality in his native Turkey before moving to the UK in 1999, where he started in the resturant business at the Vineyard at Stockcross, working his way up to the position of Wine Director\/Head Sommelier. In 2008 he won the title of Best Sommelier of Europe from the Association de la Sommellerie Internationale, and this year he represented Turkey in the Best Sommelier of the World competition in Tokyo.<img src="http:\/\/www.decanter.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/34\/2013\/05\/000005936-UlfSjodinMW_justinetrickett_5991.jpg"><h2>Ulf Sjodin MW DWWA 2013 Judge<\/h2>Ulf Sj\u00c3\u00b6din MW originally working in chemical engineering, holding a Masters in the subject, but switched to marketing when he joined the wine trade in 1996. He worked for importer and producer V&S, where he held the position as PR Manager for 13 years, and after a period as self-employed consultant on pricing and market analysis, Ulf joined the Swedish retail monopoly Systembolaget in 2010 to become head of Category Management, a position he holds today. In 2007, Ulf became the first Master of Wine in Sweden, receiving awards for best tasting paper, best paper on viticulture and best total result on the MW exam.