Wine critic, wine shop owner, brand manager, journalist, wine educator, organizer of events, wine maker, and buyer: these are the 10 best jobs in wine
Many start working in wine by changing a passion into a profession but everybody ought to know that before the shiny world of parties, elegant clothes, travels and starred meals, there really is a lot of hard work.
The Drinks Business has tried to list the 10 best wine professions, here I summarize just a few notes, but the article is great fun and I suggest you read it. As you will note among the 10 top professions “wine producer”does not appear, those who grow grapes and transform them into wine to sell it. Maybe this is the hardest job, but in my opinion, the best.
BUYER spends most of his time in front of the computer, checking stocks and sales, marketing plans and emails. But he does travel and gets to know wine regions and gets to taste a lot too. The best thing about this job is the possibility to get to know many wine areas and many producers.
WINE MAKER – WINERY DIRECTOR hard job but also fascinating and is always different because every harvest is a new story. To be successful you need to travel and work in other nations.
EVENT ORGANIZER apt only for those who can handle stress well. This alternates a preparatory job made up of meetings and contacts with some moments where you run night and day.
WINE EDUCATOR this is a new profession that is growing fast, you need to be competent but also have a great ability in communication, and one must be engaging