<?xml version="1.0"?>\n<img src="http:\/\/www.decanter.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/34\/2012\/05\/000002f4e-Tony_Aspler.jpg"><h2>Tony Aspler.jpg<\/h2>Tony Aspler has been writing about wine since 1975 and has been Wine Columnist for The Toronto Star for 22 years. He is also the author of 16 wine books including The Wine Atlas of Canada and three wine murder mystery novels Blood Is Thicker than Beaujolais, The Beast of Barbaresco and Death on the Douro. 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\/2012\/05\/000002f4b-Barbara_Philip_MW.jpg"><h2>Barbara Philip MW.jpg<\/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. Barbara has a long history working as a sommelier and wine educator and, in 2007, passed the MW. In addition to her role at the BCLDB, Barbara 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\/2012\/05\/000002f4d-Rhys_Pender_MW.jpg"><h2>Rhys Pender MW.jpg<\/h2>Rhys Pender MW is a wine educator, consultant, judge and freelance writer contactable via his company Wine Plus+ and his website www.rhyspender.com. He writes for a number of publications, judges internationally and is increasingly becoming recognised as one of Canada\u00e2\u0080\u0099s leading experts in the wine business. In 2008 Rhys was named as one of the \u00e2\u0080\u009cTop 40 Foodies Under 40\u00e2\u0080\u009d in Western Canada by Western Living magazine, and in 2010 Rhys became Canada\u00e2\u0080\u0099s youngest Master of Wine. His career plan is to wait for Robert Parker to retire so he can finally claim back his initials RP for wine reviews.<img src="http:\/\/www.decanter.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/34\/2012\/05\/000002f4c-Madeleine_Stenwreth_MW.jpg"><h2>Madeleine Stenwreth MW.jpg<\/h2>Madeleine Stenwreth MW consults internationally for wine producers, as well as importing companies across the Nordic market. She was raised in a restaurateur family, which sparked her passion for wine, and studied to become one of the first Swedish sommeliers, winning The Inter-Scandinavian Sommelier Contest in 1993. Her studies then took her to Spain, the USA, Germany, London and then to the Cape Wine Academy in South Africa, while also working as Restaurant Manager and Chef Sommelier for a Relais & Ch\u00c3\u00a2teaux hotel. Upon Madeline\u00e2\u0080\u0099s return to Sweden, she completed her WSET Diploma with Honors, set up a wine consultancy and established and managed the Swedish branch of Wines of South Africa. From 2004 to 2007 she worked as a Wine Buyer at Systembolaget before becoming Quality and Product Development Manager for a major Scandinavian importing group. In 2008 Madeleine became a Master of Wine, one of only two MWs in Sweden, and her dissertation "The effect of altitude on Malbec in Mendoza" received the Quinta do Noval Award. She lectures for the WSET Diploma in Sweden and judges for wine awards internationally.