DWWA 2013 New Zealand Judging Panel
Emma Jenkins MW obtained a BSc in Anatomy & Structural Biology from Otago University in 1999 but upon graduation, she decided to pursue her passion for wine. She worked for seven years as a Fine Wine and Education Specialist at Scenic Cellars in Taupo, during which time she studied Winemaking and Viticulture at EIT, and in 2011, Emma became New Zealand’s ninth MW, writing her dissertation on whether there is a case for sub-regional Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. Emma is wine columnist for New Zealand edition of The Australian Women’s Weekly, co-editor of The Independent Wine Monthly, and also writes on a freelance basis for a number of New Zealand trade and general publications. In addition, Emma teaches WSET courses for the New Zealand School of Wines and Spirits. She spends her spare time attempting to gain control of a large unruly garden populated by small children, dogs, chickens and two pet pigs, which is largely proving futile.