Pippa Middleton is a qualified wine expert
Pippa Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge’s 31-year-old sister, appears to be poised to enter the wine world having just completed her Level 3 certificate in wine with a California-based school approved by the Wine and Spirit Education Trust, according to the Daily Mail.
The 15-session course covers every major world wine region and the viticultural and winemaking trends that affect wine style, quality and price. Systematic wine tasting is a part of every session, with over 90 wines tasted throughout the course, culminating with an exam.
Pippa passed the exam with a distinction, signalling that she is serious about wine. London-based Master of Wine, Greg Sherwood of Handford Wines says “Pippa came to a few of our private tastings. She is very keen and very driven.”
Let’s hope she introduces more South African wines to the UK drinking public!
The UK-based Wine & Spirit Education Trust operates through a network of approved programme providers in 62 countries around the world, making them the mostly widely-used and trusted wine qualifications with more than 56,000 people sitting a WSET exam in the last 12 months alone.