LPGA star and vintner Cristie Kerr has a thirst for knowledge when it comes to wine – ESPN

Cristie Kerr on golf and wine
Cristie Kerr knew as a child she wanted to be a professional golfer. Later in life, she’s becoming a renowned wine expert.¬†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.

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