Get a head start on your wine course
Get a head start on your wine course by getting hold of a copy of a new, user-friendly guide to wines and winemaking in South Africa. The IWEC’s Cathy Marston has just published ‘Love Your Wine’ – a no-nonsense, entertaining guide to everything you need to know about wine but were too scared to ask.
Get to Grips with what you're Drinking
A little About Cathy Marston
Originally hailing from the U.K, she has a wicked sense of humour and a no-nonsense approach to wine.
After completing her degree in English at Cambridge University, she joined Adnams Wine Merchants as their marketing manager. Believing that you need to know a product in order to sell it, they put her through all the Wine & Spirit Education Trust exams, culminating in Diploma.
She came to SA in 2001 and opened and ran The Nose Restaurant & Wine Bar with husband Kevin, selling it after seven successful years.
Cathy now concentrates on tasting, writing for local and international publications and increasingly, educating people about wine.
She is an associate of the Institute of Wines & Spirits and is currently the only Approved Programme Provider in Africa for the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET). WSET are the only internationally-recognised wine courses available in SA