Regine Lee MW
Became an MW 2018
Based in United Kingdom
Languages English, Mandarin
Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, Regine's love of wine developed after countless day trips to Napa and Sonoma to taste wine. She has a degree from the University of California, Berkeley in politics and international relations, which led to a fateful study year at the London School of Economics and eventually a British husband and a life in the UK, where she now lives.
Previously a management consultant, Regine joined the wine trade in 2010. She has worked at WSET, Liberty Wines, and is currently the Managing Director of UK-based importer/distributor Indigo Wine. She has experience in: commercial strategy, operations, change management, sales, training/education, and buying.
In addition to her work, she did a vintage at Jordan Wine Estate in Stellenbosch and founded Women in Wine London in 2015, a trade networking group 600-people strong. She has been recognised as an IWSC/WSET’s Future 50 Award Winner and a nominee for WSET’s Outstanding Alumni Award.
Current employer: Indigo Wine
Industry sector(s): Agency/Importer, Buying, Distribution, Educator, On trade, Project management, Wine judge, Wine tourism
Wine region expertise: Australia, California, Germany, New Zealand, Portugal, South Africa, USA
Market expertise: United Kingdom
Specialisms: Branding, Distribution, Food and wine pairing, Identifying and meeting consumer demand, Importation, Marketing wine, Restaurant wines, Routes to market, Supplier/customer relationships, Wine labels, Wine tourism, Wine judging