LPGA star and vintner Cristie Kerr has a thirst for knowledge when it comes to wine – ESPN
DEL MAR, CA - JULY 2: Shoot for Kerr Cellars at the Fairmont Grand in Del Mar, California. (Photo by Donald Miralle)
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — On the morning of Feb. 7, 2017, as master sommelier Randall Bertao scanned the list of 79 students who were set to spend the next two days taking the Court of Master Sommeliers introductory exam, one name jumped off the page.
He wasn’t expecting to see Cristie Kerr, seeking her third major championship at this week’s rescheduled ANA Inspiration at Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage, California, among those taking the first step toward earning that fabled sommelier pin identifying them as some of the world’s foremost experts in wine.