Statistically speaking, more people can say they’ve been into space than those who hold the Masters of Wine (MW), widely regarded as the most respected title in the world of wines. To achieve this coveted qualification requires passing exams reckoned to be among the toughest on the planet. It involves blind tasting of 36 wines to identify them correctly combined with writing skills that test the length and breadth of your wine knowledge like a fine-toothed comb.
The journey to becoming a MW is one of grit, passion, commitment, stupendous hard work, and of course, a lot of wine. The limited availability of wine and tasting opportunities in India posed a real challenge to Sonal, who was perceived to be at a disadvantage when compared to her global peers.