Wine expert passes course with distinction

Stamford Bridge restaurant manager Timi Kerekes with her certificate from the Wine and Spirit Education Trust

Stamford Bridge restaurant manager Timi Kerekes with her certificate from the Wine and Spirit Education Trust

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THINK you know about wine? Think again. Timi Kerekes can teach you a thing or two.

The restaurant manager at Tykes, attached to Sandburn Hall Golf Club, in Flaxton, can certainly tell the difference between a Bordeaux and a Beaujolais.

The 31-year-old recently passed the Wine and Spirit Education Trust's Intermediate course - just a couple levels below the fabled Masters of Wine qualification.

Miss Kerekes, who has been working at Tyke's for the last seven years, said: "I passed the intermediate level last September, which was a multiple question test, and I applied to do the Level 3 - which is the advanced course - and did that at the end of April.

"There were three parts: a blind tasting for two wines, one red and one white, there were four short written answer questions and another questionnaire and I passed all three parts with distinction.

"I am quite happy."

Miss Kerekes said she is not finished studying : "The next course is the diploma and opens the way for the Masters of Wine course," she added.

"There are only around 300 of them. I am planning to do the diploma next year but that takes more than 12 months of studying and a lot of blind tastings."

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