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Jobs in wine?

Posted by barri0s1872, May 7, 2012.

I've been working in wine shops since 2006 but I'm starting to get tired of the at times late evening shifts and I was hoping to get into a more day time styled job or even continue my wine journey into vinyards or some other wine aspect. Does anyone know where I should look or has a heads up on some jobs in the nyc/nj/lower ny area? I don't mind moving if the job is secure. 

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Reply by EMark, May 7, 2012.

Barri0s--Are you on LinkedIn?  If not, set up a profile and join their Wine Connections group.  I see job listings there, mostly sales reps for distributors, just about every day.  I don't know if that is the direction you want to go, but it seems to me that moving from selling from a retailer to selling to a retailer is a doable transition.  On the other hand, that probably will not get you completely away from some evening or weekend work.  Good luck.

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Reply by Danica Stitz, May 8, 2012.

You should check out winejobs.com, there are a lot of listings there. Your retail experience will come in handy, no matter what you do ... good luck!

 

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Reply by luv4vino, May 8, 2012.

I believe you should try being an Independent Wine Consultant for TTV,  they are licensed in the state of New York go to www.myttv.com/luv4wine. to find out if its something youll like to do. good luck and cheers!

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Reply by dmcker, May 8, 2012.

Why do you recommend TTV, luf4? Are you affiliated with them in some way (might explain your handle in the URL...)? A little more explanation would be more helpful to barriOs rather than this direct plug to an external link!

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Reply by gregt, May 8, 2012.

Looking at their wines, I can't imagine inviting friends over to drink them. I'd most certainly need a consultant on hand to explain what the hell was going on, and I suspect my friends would either have brought something much better or would raid my cellar in a rage.

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Reply by zufrieden, May 11, 2012.

GregT, your friends need anger management counseling; I have a key to my cellar and no one is going to get it any time soon! Hah!

As to jobs in wine, why not break out and try taking charge of your own local retail market?  Choose a gemutlich situation (or community) and take ownership.  Try somewhere less saturated than NYC and you may find satisfaction - not that NYC is not a wonderful city for certain wonderful things.

I personally never made this particular break-out - and that may have been some kind of deep existential error on my part, but you can possibly avoid this misstep...

Cheers,

Z.

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Reply by gregt, May 11, 2012.

Zuf - it's about the gemutlich! I trust my friends, although they need a lot more than anger management counselling and I know they're not trustworthy sorts!

It's not a bad plan tho. And if barrios is in NYC, there are hundreds of jobs.  They just don't pay much, if that's a concern!


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