Wine Writer & Educator
Emma Jenkins MW abandoned her University of Otago science training for a more sociable career in wine. She’s worked in fine wine retail, holds a diploma in winemaking and viticulture, and in 2011 became New Zealand’s ninth Master of Wine.
Emma is wine columnist for The Australian Women’s Weekly (NZ edition), co-editor of The Independent Wine Monthly alongside Jane Skilton MW, and also writes on a freelance basis for a number of trade and general publications. She also provides consultancy services to a range of industry and corporate entities.
In addition, Emma is involved with the MW education program, teaches WSET courses on occasion and continues to hone her skills judging wine both at local and international competitions. In her spare time, Emma attempts to gain control of a large, unruly garden populated by small children, dogs, cats, chickens and a pet pig. This is proving mostly futile.