Can this woman make India love wine?
Updated 0158 GMT (0958 HKT) September 13, 2017
Mumbai (CNN)India guzzles more whisky than any country in the world.
Demand for Scotch whisky alone grew by 41% by volume there last year, according to the Scotch Whisky Association.
But wine ... well, Indians haven't really acquired a taste for it yet.
Sonal Holland is determined to change that.
In 2016, Mumbai-based Holland, now 44, became India's first -- and still only -- person to hold the coveted Master of Wine (MW) qualification.
Established in 1953 by The Institute of Masters of Wine in the United Kingdom, it is the most prestigious professional standard in the industry and requires rigorous preparation.
Only 355 others in the world have qualified.
MWs are often asked to judge wine competitions, lecture on wine courses and advise governments, hotels and airlines on their wine selections.
"It is a proud thing for India to have a Master of Wine," Subhash Arora, president of the New Delhi-based Indian Wine Academy, a private wine consultancy, tells CNN.
"Even many countries in Europe do not have one, so it is a great achievement."
In 2006, Holland was bored with her corporate job at a recruitment company in Mumbai.
Her husband Andrew Holland, a British hedge fund manager, one night suggested that she should study wine. "The wine industry in India is just picking up. You could become a wine professional," she remembers him saying.
Holland had always enjoyed wine, and been interested in how it formed an integral part of various cultures. But she had never thought about studying wine formally.
"I said, 'Yeah, good idea!' My over confidence took over," she recalls.
It turned out to be a defining moment.
India is neither known as a wine consuming or producing country. Only a tiny number of its 1.2 billion people have tasted wine.
But with India's burgeoning middle class growing rapidly, there are millions of people waiting to be introduced to wine.
In 2008, Holland embarked on a two-year diploma at the London-based Wine and Spirit Education Trust. For Holland, it meant constant travel between London and Mumbai, juggling coursework with family life and a significant personal investment. The course alone cost more than $4,000.
Immediately after passing, she se