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Everything you've always wanted to know about wine but were afraid to ask.

Are you interested in the wine business? The wine industry is fuelled by passionate people and talented people are always welcome! Here is an overview of the different training and jobs in the wine industry, we hope you will find your unique fit!

Professions of the winery

The wineries differ in particular in terms of size (small family businesses and large trade unions). But offer jobs focused on all aspects of the wine industry, from production to marketing. If you choose to work for a winery, you will have the opportunity to focus on a single brand. Or even on a group of brands. These occupations are ideal for people seeking long-term, stable, community-based employment.

If you have a passion for wine and are considering a job that is less physical than that of a winegrower or winemaker. A commercial training would be perfect for you! This one will teach you not only how to sell wine, but also how to produce it! But also to discover new countries and cultures by learning the marketing tactics used abroad.

On the other hand, if you prefer to opt for a career in production. Numerous training courses are also open to enthusiasts who wish to become wine magicians!

Professions in the vineyard & winemaking work

The profession of winegrower or winemaker is for people who love the outdoors. Who are very interested in agriculture and want to live and work in the countryside. But above all, to people who are able to work irregular hours or even full time. If you want to be part of the backbone of the industry. You will need to be trained in wine production. This will include a lot of scientific and technical education. It will undoubtedly teach you how to export your creativity and your French know-how throughout the world!

Retail & Brokerage Trades

These jobs are ideal for warm and welcoming people looking for a job with regular hours. Above all, being able to develop lasting relationships with wine consumers and peer groups.

A good retailer or broker must have a thorough knowledge of wines. Which he may have acquired during his years of study or through experience in the wine business. And helps consumers or professionals to obtain great wines according to their individual wishes. The retail sector might seem less attractive than the restaurant and hotel sector. But it is still an important contact point for new wine drinkers. A consumer service training would be ideal for all those who appreciate human contact and are language lovers!

Distribution and import professions

These jobs are for motivated, persistent and organized individuals, but above all, they require a keen understanding of the inner workings of the wine business, a love of travel, and the ability to network with peers!

Catering and hospitality professions

Contrary to what one might think, great wine restaurants don't have to be fancy, but must offer a wine list that perfectly matches the food and atmosphere of the restaurant, as well as its location. The catering and hospitality professions are therefore aimed at creative and passionate people who understand that eating could be synonymous with entertainment and experience. If you choose to be a restaurant manager or sommelier, you will have to implement an unlikely synchronization of your team in order to offer a clean, rigorous and pleasant experience to your customers.

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