Emma Symington MW
Became an MW 2015
Based in United Kingdom
Home country: UK
Emma has worked in the wine trade for the past 15 years in a variety of roles including selling and buying wine as well as working a vintage in New Zealand. She now works for Wine Australia in their London office as Education Development Manager across the EMEA region, organising and hosting a series of tastings, seminars and master classes to increase enthusiasm and knowledge in Australia’s wines and wine regions.
After winning the Vintners' Cup and Vintners' Scholarship for the top WSET Diploma graduate in 2011, Emma embarked on the Master of Wine course, becoming an MW in 2015. A WSET-certified educator, Emma judges at several international wine competitions and also writes for the Wine Monkeys blog, for which she won the Emerging Wine Writer category in the 2014 Louis Roederer Awards.
Current employer: Wine Australia
Primary area(s) of work: Trade, Strategy, Communication
Industry sector(s): Educator, Events, Market access, Marketing, Off trade, PR, Project management, Wine judge
Wine styles: English sparkling wines, Still red, Still rosé, Still white, Still wines
Wine region expertise: Australia, New South Wales, South Australia, Tasmania, UK, Victoria, Western Australia
Market expertise: Europe, Germany, Netherlands, United Kingdom
Specialisms: Branding, Education, Events, Independent retail, Marketing wine, New business development, Events, Podcasts, Training, Wine judging