Lena began her career as a technical writer
and went on to become a trainer with a multinational corporation and
finally training manager for a large public organisation. She then went to live abroad for five years with her husband and
children and during that time developed a passion for wine.
On her return to the UK in 1982 she began teaching people about wine
and is very happy to be able to say that she still enjoys it.
She worked with Sandy Leckie on developing The Wine Education Service
Ltd. which is now one of the UK's biggest providers of wine courses for
consumers. She is part of the
management team along with Sandy and fellow AWE member Vivienne Franks, and tutors introductory- and intermediate-level courses.
She also does tutored tastings for wine clubs and
corporate clients, is a judge at the International Wine Challenge, and
particularly enjoys acting as a guide for wine tours in Europe.