Five Jobs That Can Put Your Wine Skills To The Test

Posted at 2:30 PM, Oct 01, 2014
and last updated 2014-10-01 10:40:07-04

TALLAHASSEE, FL (#WTXLDigital) - If you can take a college course that involves wine tasting, sure enough there would be a job out there to use those wine skills, right?

Luckily, there are pretty interesting jobs out there for wine experts or experts-in-training. Here's five wine careers that would allow you to do more that just drink a glass: 

1. Sommelier

This job is truly the definition of a wine aficionado. As a sommelier, you're in charge of pairing wines with foods as well as talking to diners about wines before, during, and after dinner. Sommeliers also train servers on how to efficiently pour the perfect glass of wine. 

2. Wine Shop Owner

It's a lot more than just selling wine. If you really love wine, and you want to share that passion with others, then this would be a great opportunity to do so. HowStuffWorks says that if you own a wine shop, it's typically your call as to which wines you choose to sell. That means personal research. That means drinking wine for work.

3. Vineyard Owner

Sounds peaceful, right? Imagine looking out your window to see acres of grapes growing in your very own vineyard. This may be a dream come true for some wine aficionados, but it comes at a price

4. Vinter

Another title for the job is winemaker. This person is responsible for creating the bottles of fermented grapes that we all enjoy. The job requires serious training, but you have the opportunity to go through the wine creation process.

5. Tasting Room Host

Vineyards typically have tasting rooms. As a host, it's your job to sell a wine lover or visitor on the particular wines the vineyard makes. Maybe if you're lucky, you'll go home with a box or two.

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