Maureen the Wine-Lover
I have always loved wine - but it is only in the past few years that I have become fascinated by it.
This increased interest came about when my friend and local wine retailer sponsored me to take some recognised qualifications in wine through the WSET (Wine and Spirit Education Trust), the world's leading provider of qualifications in wines and spirits.
I am now proud to be a Certified WSET Educator.
So, to cut a long story short, I now spend the majority of my time teaching about wine and helping others enjoy it too!
Maureen the Gardener
Although the main focus of my interest is now wine, my involvement with horticulture goes back a long way.
I grew up on a market garden and after wandering away from the horticultural path for a while to, among other things, lecture in English Literature at University, I found myself studying Garden Design at a local horticultural college. This eventually led to becoming the owner of The Bee Garden, a small nursery and plant centre growing and selling bee-friendly plants, from which I recently retired.
I have also written a number of gardening books - please click on 'Books' on the menu bar for more information.
I am also lucky enough to spend a small proportion of my time speaking to various Clubs and Societies.
As a result of my writing I am a full member of The Garden Media Guild and I am also a full member of the Chartered Institute of Horticulture.
If you would like to take part in one of Maureen's courses or tastings, or would like her to give a talk to a group or society, please go to the relevant page (Gardening or Wine) on the menu bar for more information
Maureen the Radio Presenter
In addition to my wine and gardening activities, I have also recently joined the fabulous team
at our local radio station, Ribble FM to present 'A Little Classical Music'.
Please click on Radio on the Menu Bar for more information