<?xml version="1.0"?>\n<img src="http:\/\/www.decanter.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/34\/2012\/05\/000002f86-Nico_Manessis.jpg"><h2>Nico Manessis.jpg<\/h2>Nico Manessis is an expert on wines of his native Greece and the author of three wine books. He spends several months each year in various vineyards in Greece, the stories and videos of which are chronicled in his blog www.greekwineworld.com. His most recent endeavour was co-producing the award-winning documentary film Pelican's Watch on Santorini's unique vineyard (www.pelicanswatch.gr). He 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\/2012\/05\/000002f85-Maggie_McNie_MW.jpg"><h2>Maggie McNie MW.jpg<\/h2>Maggie McNie MW has a wealth of experience in all aspects of the wine trade. She lectures for the Association of Wine Educators on the trade examination courses, as well as for fun in the UK, Ireland and North America. Her top specialities include Champagne (about which she has written a book published by Faber and Faber), the Rh\u00c3\u00b4ne, the south of France, Germany and Greece.<img src="http:\/\/www.decanter.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/34\/2012\/05\/000002f87-Olly_Smith.jpg"><h2>Olly Smith.jpg<\/h2>Olly Smith is an enthusiastic British TV presenter, wine expert, writer and foodie. Presenter of The Secret Supper Club and Iron Chef UK for Channel 4, Olly also appeared regularly on BBC1's Saturday Kitchen.Other broadcast credits include Taste, Great Food Live, BBC Breakfast, Sky News, The Wright Stuff, as well as BBC Radio 2 and Radio 4. Olly is also the host of The BBC Good Food Show, drinks Ambassador for The Ideal Home Show and has previously hosted MasterChef Live, Channel 4\u00e2\u0080\u0099s Taste of London and the F-Word Live. Olly also writes a weekly wine column for The Mail on Sunday's Live Magazine. In 2010 he published his first book Eat & Drink and launched his first wine bar and eatery, The Glass House, on board the P&O ship Azura. Olly received the Portuguese Wine Award for Journalism 2012, the IWSC Communicator of the Year award 2009 for his work in food and wine and was the Drinks Business Young Achiever of the Year 2009. He has written for a number of children\u00e2\u0080\u0099s TV programmes, including Pingu and 'The Fly Who Loved Me', an animation which he produced in support of UNICEF. You can connect with Olly on his website www.ollysmith.com.<img src="http:\/\/www.decanter.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/34\/2012\/05\/000002f88-Steve_Daniel.jpg"><h2>Steve Daniel.jpg<\/h2>Steve Daniel has been Buying Director of Novum Wines, a specialist importer focusing on restaurants, since 2003. He was previously at Oddbins where he was Buying and Marketing Director. During his time at Oddbins, Steve championed Greek wines and was largely responsible for increasing their profile in the UK.<img src="http:\/\/www.decanter.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/34\/2012\/05\/000002f89-Theresa_Paopao.jpg"><h2>Theresa Paopao.jpg<\/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, CT and then moved to Boston where she fell in love with the restaurant business and the world of wine. In 2004, she joined Ana Sortun of Oleana in Cambridge, first as manager before expanding the role to include Wine Director. In 2010, she moved to New York City to take on the role of Wine Director for David Chang\u00e2\u0080\u0099s Momofuku restaurants. Among other accolades and achivements, Paopao is certified by the Court of Master Sommeliers and is currently completing the Advanced Certification through WSET.<img src="http:\/\/www.decanter.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/34\/2012\/05\/000002f84-Ana_Sapungiu.jpg"><h2>Ana Sapungiu.jpg<\/h2>Ana Sapungiu is a wine buyer for Oddbins that is under the new ownership of EFB. Ana developed her passion for wine in native Romania. She came to the UK in 2002 with a scholarship to do an MBA degree. Following that, her passion for wine got her into working with different wine importers in various sales and marketing roles. She then joined Vinopolis for a year as a Tour and Tasting Supervisor; after which she joined Oddbins, as part of the Trainee Management programme. From a role as Branch Manager, Ana moved to Head Office, first in a sales support role, then as a Trainee Buyer, before moving into the position of Buyer. Alongside her job, Ana judges at international wine competitions and is studying to become a Master of Wine.