DWWA judge profile: Emma Dawson MW

Emma Dawson MW is a judge at the 2018 Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA).

Emma Dawson MW

Emma Dawson MW is a wine buyer for Marks and Spencer. Her role at the supermarket has seen her focus on bringing in new emerging regions to their range including: Greece, Lebanon, Israel, Croatia, Brazil, Bolivia, Mexico, Japan and India. She also covers wines from Bordeaux, Burgundy, Italy, South American and Fine wines for their range.

She came to the wine world late, having previously worked in film and media and studied wine as an enthusiast. Before her current position she worked in Sainsburys wine team and also ran a new format of wine tastings for charity called “Naked Grape Tastings”.

This year Emma has launched a new venture 52grapes.com with her partner Andy. A free participation website that offers consumers the chance to join in the challenge to taste 52 grapes in 52 weeks; with Emma and Andy acting as their guides.