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DWWA judge profile: Emma Jenkins MW

Emma Jenkins MW is a judge at the 2016 Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA).

Emma Jenkins MW

Emma Jenkins MW abandoned her university training in anatomy and structural biology for a more sociable career in wine. Working for seven years in fine wine retail, during which she studied winemaking and viticulture, in 2011 Jenkins became New Zealand’s ninth MW, writing her dissertation on whether there is a case for sub-regional Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc.

Jenkins 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, Jenkins teaches WSET courses on occasion, is involved with the MW education program, and continues to hone her skills judging wine both at local and international competitions.

Jenkins’ spare time is spent attempting to gain control of a large unruly garden populated by small children, dogs, chickens and two pet pigs, which is largely proving futile.

Emma Jenkins MW was first a judge at the DWWA in 2013.

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