Emily O'Hare left her job as Head Sommelier and Wine Buyer at London's The River Cafe in August 2014 to participate in the grape harvest in Italy with Bruno di Conciliis in Campania, Elisa Sesti in Tuscany and Luca de Marchi in Piedmont. After a magical party on Monte Amiata she decided to stay in Italy, with the casanovas and courtesans she had met at the (fancy dress) party. She is a VIA Italian Wine Ambassador and writes for Decanter and The Florentine on Italian wine. Based now in Siena, she organises retreats at beautiful wine estates in Tuscany, that combine the WSET wine program with excellent cooking, cookery classes, sight seeing, foraging, and optional yoga.