Having completed a BSc (Hons) in Anatomy and Structural Biology, Emma decided a more sociable career was in order and instead pursued her passion for wine. Emma has worked in fine wine retail, holds a diploma in winemaking and viticulture, and in 2011 became New Zealands ninth Master of Wine. Emma is wine columnist for The Australian Womens Weekly (NZ edition), co-editor of The Independent Wine Monthly alongside Jane Skilton MW, and 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 Research Paper Coordinator for the MW education program, teaches the odd WSET course and judges 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.