Pippa Middleton's latest column for the British political rag the Spectator (she has a column for the British political rag the Spectator) takes on the topic of Wimbledon. "Wimbers is tennis at its best, the grandest of all slams," writes the younger Middleton sister. "Which is why I like to go every year, at least twice." Wimbers also means...day drinking!
Pimm’s has become so identified with the tennis ‘brand’ that it’s a cliché — but that doesn’t stop it from being absolutely delicious, essential drinking in fact. I’d be lying if I said I didn’t enjoy a Pimm’s or three when I’m watching a game. Only pints will do, frankly, since half the glass is ice anyway. (For tips on how to make ice, may I refer you to my book Celebrate?) I try to smuggle mine under my chair and sip it when the cameras aren’t on me. Oversized sunglasses help the disguise, and mean I can nod off unnoticed after one too many Pimm’s in the sun.
Pippa knows from ice, people! Before offering some sports betting tips ("surely Jo Wilfried Tsonga is worth a small punt at 28/1"), Middleton pauses for a digression on the vexed topic of women tennis players and their so-very-unladylike grunting: