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Everything you always wanted to know about wine but never dared to ask

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

Occupations of the winery

Wineries differ in 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 wine company, you will have the opportunity to focus on a single brand. Or even on a group of brands. These trades are ideal for people looking for long-term, stable, community-based employment.

If you are passionate about wine and you are considering a profession that is less physical than that of a winegrower or winegrower. A commercial training would suit you perfectly! This one will not only teach you to sell the wine because producing it is no longer enough! But also to discover new countries and cultures by learning about marketing tactics abroad.

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

Vine & winemaking professions

The profession of winegrower or winegrower is for people who love the outdoors. They 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 supply chain. 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 French know-how throughout the world!

Retail & Brokerage Trades

These jobs are ideal for warm and welcoming people looking for a job at regular hours. But 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. That he may have acquired during his years of study or during his experiences in the wine industry. And it helps consumers or professionals to obtain great wines according to their individual wishes. The retail sector may seem less attractive than the restaurant and hotel sector. But it remains an important point of contact 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 professions are intended for motivated, persistent and organized people, but above all they require a keen understanding of the internal workings of the wine trade, a love of travel, as well as a strong ability to network with peers!

Catering and hospitality professions

Contrary to what one might think, great wine restaurants do not need to be fanciful, but must offer a wine list that perfectly matches the restaurant's food and atmosphere, as well as its location. The catering and hospitality professions are therefore intended for creative and passionate people who understand that eating could be synonymous with entertainment and lived experience. If you choose to be a restaurant manager or sommelier, you will need to set up an improbable synchronization of your team in order to offer a clean, rigorous and pleasant experience to your customers.

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