• We are hiring! WSET Instructors

    Job Type: Other (Part Time)
    Level of Wine Proficiency: Expert
    Salary: Compensation Varies with the Level of Class Taught

    Job Description

    WSET Instructors for Level 1 to 3.
    International Wine Center is seeking instructors for its WSET courses.

    Requirements
    • Applicants must hold the WSET Diploma in Wines and Spirits.
    • Teaching experience is also desirable. Classes are mainly evenings.
    • Applicants need to have a schedule that enables them to commit to specific dates.
    • Send resume and cover letter, indicating your topics of special expertise.
    Contact Info

    Company: International Wine Center
    Email: operations@internationalwinecenter.com

    Posted: 3/25/19

  • Teaching and Kitchen Assistant Positions Available

    Job Type: Part Time (+-2hrs/week)
    Level of Wine Proficiency: All Levels
    Salary: Volunteer with Discount on Course Tuition

    Job Description

    International Wine Center is the provider of WSET courses in NYC. We offer over 50 courses a year, from Intermediate to Diploma level, that are offered in a variety of morning, evening and weekend options. Intermediate through Diploma classes require one or more Teaching Assistants to set up the classrooms, pour wines during class, and stay afterwards to clean up. Teaching Assistants must be available for every class session – no exceptions – and report at least one hour prior to class start time.

    Kitchen Assistants are required to work two hours every week during their course, washing and polishing glasses and other light tasks. The schedule is somewhat flexible and need not be on the same day of class.

    This is a great way to connect and be part of the ever-growing wine community that we so proudly helped to create. As compensation for your service, qualified students receive a discounted rate on their course.

     

    To apply, fill out an application and email it to operations@internationalwinecenter.com

     

    Students should indicate the specific class number in which they’re interested, e.g., AC717, etc.
    Selection of Teaching Assistants is at the discretion of the Operations Manager.

     

    Contact Info

    Name: Paula Maia
    Company: International Wine Center
    Address: 350 Seventh Avenue, Suite 1201, New York , NY, 10001
    Telephone: 212-239-3055
    Email: operations@internationalwinecenter.com

  • Sales Associate

    Job Type: Retail – Full-Time/Part-Time
    Level of Wine Proficiency: Intermediate to Advanced
    Salary: Subject to Experience

    Job Description

    Overview

    A dynamic, specialty wine and spirits shop in downtown Manhattan is looking for a full/part-time sales associates to join our team.

    We are looking for a passionate individual with experience in the wine industry (retail/restaurant). Applicant must be detail oriented and capable of multi-tasking. Our shop has the largest selection of grower Champagne on the East Coast, an extensive Burgundy and Bordeaux library, as well as classic and new discoveries from around the world.

    As a team member, you will have many opportunities to sample and take part in the decision making process of selecting the wines for the shop. We offer a generous discount for our employees so that they may enjoy, and expand their knowledge.

    Qualifications:
    – Knowledge of fine wine/wine regions/varieties
    – WSET or Sommelier certification required
    – Team player
    – Detail oriented
    – Excellent customer service skills
    – Clear communications skills (written/verbal)
    – Ability to multi task

    Requirements:
    – Be able to work Evenings, Weekends and Holidays

    Please send a resume with a cover letter to wineshopemployment@gmail.com explaining why you might be the ideal candidate for the position.

    CONTACT INFO:
    Email: wineshopemployment@gmail.com

    Posted: 1/13/2020

  • Hospitality Manager

    Job Type: Other – Full-Time
    Level of Wine Proficiency: Intermediate to Advanced
    Salary: 

    Job Description

    Overview

    HOSPITALITY MANAGER

    Job Description: Red Tail Ridge Winery is currently seeking candidates to fill a full-time, non-seasonal position to oversee all of the winery’s day-to-day hospitality and customer relations activities. Primary job responsibilities include supervision of the tasting room and staff. The successful candidate will oversee tasting room activities, assist in marketing and execution of on- and off-premise promotional and sales events. The Hospitality Manager will also serve as the winery’s wine club manager and act as the primary point of contact for all club membership communications, and activities. This individual will be responsible for building and strengthening relationships and sales with accounts, customers and club members.

    Core responsibilities include:

    • • Providing leadership to tasting room staff and managing day-to-day tasting room activities to achieve sales goals and grow our customer base.
    • • Operation, administration and maintenance of all tasting room facilities, as well as related sales, administrative and inventory systems.
    • • Address customer issues and concerns in a professional and friendly manner.
    • • Providing appropriate on-the-job training, supervision and mentorship to tasting room staff while performing related personnel activities in a professional and proper manner.
    • • Serve as winery’s customer relations ambassador and leadership in guest hospitality and tasting experience.
    • • Ensure that guests are provided with an educational and enjoyable visit and tasting experience.
    • • Process online orders and assemble wine club runs from start to finish.
    • • Plan and support events and wine club functions.
    • • Assist in design and dissemination of sales and promotional marketing materials.
    • • Provide creative input on winery merchandise and inventory, on-line and on-premise.
    • • Maintain exceptionally clean and orderly conditions within the tasting room, including shelf stocking, updating tasting sheets, and organizing store merchandise
    • • Provide leadership and oversight of the tasting room artist exhibition rotation.
    • • Assist in communicating the winery’s philosophy with various audiences in multiple media formats

    Experience and Professional Requirements:

    • • The successful candidate must have a passion for the wine industry and a willingness to act as an ambassador for Red Tail Ridge, and the Finger Lakes as a growing and vibrant travel destination.
    • • Must be 21 years or older, with reliable transportation,
    • • Must be articulate, professional and service-oriented.
    • • Must have well developed writing and communication skills, including competency in spelling and grammar.
    • • Must have basic computer skills in Microsoft Office and an aptitude to learn new software programs, including wine club and website software.
    • • Must have strong social skills, and an engaging personality. Must be a “people person”.
    • • Must be able to work a flexible schedule, including Saturdays, and/or Sundays and holidays.
    • • Experience with cash management is required.
    • • Wine education and/or hospitality background are highly desirable
    • • Demonstrate strong leadership skills and the ability to lead by example.
    • • Ability to work well under direction and also independently.
    • • Self-motivated and able to maintain a professional demeanor under pressure.
    • • Must be able to stand for long periods of time, and able to lift 50 lbs.

    Winery Background: We are a 9,000-case family winery on Seneca Lake in the Finger Lakes region of New York State. Red Tail Ridge is a 2019 James Beard semi-finalist for Outstanding Wine, Beer or Spirits Producer. We are the first LEED® Gold certified green winery in NYS. We specialize in cool climate vinifera varieties: Riesling, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Blaufränkisch, Dornfelder, Teroldego, Lagrein and Zweigelt. Red Tail Ridge also produces Méthode Champenoise and Pétillant Naturel.

    Application Procedure: Send a cover letter, resume and references to:

    Red Tail Ridge Winery
    846 State Route 14
    Penn Yan, NY 14527
    Phone: 315-536-4580
    Fax: 315-536-6861
    Email: tastingroom@redtailridgewinery.com

    Application Deadline: Open until filled

    Posted: 1/13/2020

  • Sales

    Job Type: Retail – Full-Time
    Level of Wine Proficiency: Intermediate to Advanced
    Salary: $15 To $18 Per hour/Negotiable

    Job Description

    Overview

    Local Store seeks positive, energetic, individual for sales associates position and cashier. Work includes all aspect of a retail environment: cashier, stocking, customer service, wine tasting. Knowledge of fine wine/wine region/ varieties.

     

    CONTACT INFO:

    Name:Raj Patel
    Company: New Westlane wine & Liquors
    Address: 689,Columbus Avenue York,NY-10025
    Telephone:212-678-4908
    Email: NWL689@OUTLOOK.COM

    Posted: 1/13/2020

  • NYC WINE SALES REPRESENTATIVE

    Job Type: Distributor/Importer – Full-Time
    Level of Wine Proficiency: Intermediate to Advanced
    Salary: Base Salary plus commission and expenses

    Job Description

    Overview

    AP Wine Imports is a growing import/distribution company drawing on decades of experience in the wine industry that is looking to build a tight-knit, professional sales team.  We pride ourselves on our hand-picked selection of exceptional French, German, and Italian wines.  We only sell wine we would drink ourselves!  What sets us apart from the big guys is that we place the emphasis on excellent customer service, good relationships, and superb wines–no hassle of weekly sales meetings, quotas, etc.
    We are looking to add one long-term, enthusiastic sales representatives to our team for the NYC area.  Candidates must have:
    -2 years min. experience in wine sales within the NYC area
    -Strong knowledge of Old World wine (French preferred)
    -Associate degree or equivalent
    -Self motivation and a good work ethic
    -Valid ID
    -Ability to lift and carry up to 40lbs

    Compensation: Base Salary plus commission and expenses.  Health care and vacation.

    If interested, please forward your resumé and a brief cover letter highlighting experience.  We look forward to hearing from you!

    CONTACT INFO:
    Name: Adam Friedberg
    Company:  AP Wine Imports
    Email: adam@apwineimports.com

    Posted: 1/13/2020

  • Retail sales associate part-time Saturday and Sunday

    Job Type: Retail – Part-Time
    Level of Wine Proficiency: Intermediate to advanced
    Salary: Subject to experience

    Job Description

    Overview

    Pasanella & Son, Vintners, a boutique wine shop in Lower Manhattan is looking for a weekend salesperson. Shift hours are: Saturday 12-9 and Sunday 12-7. This Entry-Level position is a great opportunity to learn on the job.  In addition to being passionate and knowledgeable about wine & food, the ideal candidate:
    + is unwaveringly pleasant & values extraordinary customer service.
    + is organized, resourceful, efficient & can work independently.
    + is a team player with a strong work ethic – is conscientious, punctual, extremely responsible & reliable
    Responsibilities
    All aspects of retail wine & spirits sales support including opening/closing, customer service, POS operation, wine and food pairing recommendations, social media maintenance and general retail upkeep (including re-stocking, light cleaning, inventory receipt & organization). Must be able to lift 40 plus pounds.
    REQUIREMENTS:
    Basic WSET or Sommelier certification
    Some experience in retail or hospitality preferred.
    Basic+ level of wine knowledge, High level of enthusiasm.  Should be able to speak comfortably and confidently about the major wine producing regions and have a good grasp of grape varieties/wine styles.
    Must be able to work Saturday and Sundays
    COMPENSATION
    Hourly rate, commensurate with experience
    Candidates should provide resumes and cover letters.
    CONTACT INFO:
    Posted: 1/30/20
  • Wine & Spirit Store Sales Associates (Part-Time)

    Job Type: Retail – Part-Time
    Level of Wine Proficiency: Knowledgeable to Advanced/WSET or Sommelier certification preferred
    Salary: $18-20+ per hour, commensurate with experience, plus benefits and opportunity for advancement

    Job Description

    Overview

    Upper East Side Manhattan wine and spirits retailer is looking to hire part-time salespersons. We are re-making this business, re-introducing this store to the trade area and need savvy sales professionals with strong wine and spirit chops to help us build our brand and customer base. We are seeking candidates with the following traits:

    • Strong work ethic – we all do everything here
    • Disciplined and organized work style (i.e you are neat and value cleanliness)
    • Demonstrated ability to convert sales to drive a higher average check

    The ideal candidate must have a strong  working knowledge and vocabulary of wine and spirits with preference given to those with previous experience in a wine and spirits retail and/or fine dining setting. Must be professional, personable, energetic, and punctual.

    We are a dedicated team and everyone on the staff is involved in inventory, maintenance, sales, and tasting of new and existing products. We are a procedurally driven business and attention to detail and discipline are essential traits we seek in a candidate. Daily tasks consist mostly of assisting customers on and off the sales floor. There will be some stock work involved, as well as handling delivery orders via telephone, website, and delivery apps (Drizly, Minibar, etc.). Please be comfortable learning new POS systems, tech and social media savvy.

     

    Qualifications and Experience:

    • Proven 2+ years of relevant retail experience (wine, luxury or specialty a plus)
    • Available for daytime and/or evening shifts, including weekends (Saturday and/or Sundays)
    • Appreciation of wine and spirits, familiarity with major wine producing regions and wine and food pairings (if you are a foodie, all the better!)
    • Strong customer service skills and the ability to convert to a higher average check through building a loyal and trusting customer following(we don’t use the word ‘upsell’ here)
    • Computer skills and comfort handling cash and credit card transactions
    • Must be capable of lifting 40lbs.
    • Ability to multitask and maintain composure in a sales-driven atmosphere. You take ‘care’ in your work.

    Time Commitment
    Ten to 25 hours per week. Some daytime shifts are available although our real need is nights and weekends.

    Physical Demands
    The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally push and/or pull up to 75 pounds. The employee will spend over 4 hours daily standing or walking.

    Interested candidates please reply to this posting with a brief cover letter and your resume. Please also tell us a little about yourself and your relevant experience. Please include your resume in the body of the e mail.

    CONTACT INFO:
    Email – paulnarena@gmail.com

    Posted: 2/3/20

  • Assistant Wine Manager

    Job Type: Retail – Full-Time
    Level of Wine Proficiency: Intermediate to Advanced
    Salary: Commensurate with Experience

    Job Description

    Overview

    Seeking an experienced and motivated person with a passion for wine, preferably with a background in the industry (retail, restaurant, wholesale, etc) with solid computer skills.

    This position will entail assisting in all aspects of the wine program including floor sales, product selection, inventory management, staff education, planning in-store tastings, and so on.

    Mastering our inventory and assisting customers.
    Ringing up customers at the register and taking phone orders.
    Planning and setting up in-store tastings.
    Restocking and maintaining the appearance of the shop.
    Attending trade tastings.
    Research and contribute content for website, shelf talkers and eblasts.

    Time commitment:
    4-5 days / 30-40 hours per week.
    Must be available nights and weekends.
    Must be able to lift 40 lbs.

    CoolVines is a staple in Jersey City, and has built a strong brand over the last decade by only working with high quality products made by passionate individuals. The selection and management of such a set of products requires a high level of passion, time, and commitment. In joining the wine team, you would be expected to contribute to that commitment at the same high level.

     

    CONTACT INFO:
    Company: CoolVines
    Address: 276 Grove Street, Jersey City, NJ 07302
    Telephone: (201) 448-8657
    Email: jobs@coolvines.com

    Posted: 2/10/2020

  • SOMMELIER

    Job Type: Restaurant – Full-Time
    Level of Wine Proficiency: Quite knowledgeable to Advanced
    Salary: Hourly plus tips

    Job Description

    Overview

    Major Food Group seeks a Sommelier for THE GRILL!

    MFG is hiring a passionate and experienced Sommelier with strong work ethic to help set and maintain the highest standards of service and professionalism.

    RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Assist guests with wine, sake and champagne selection, consider their taste and budget when guiding them through the menu
    • Anticipate guest needs. Provide information to guests regarding our venues, menus and pricing
    • Explain how our wines, sake or champagne menu compliments the items on our food and dessert menu
    • Ensure all wines, sake and champagnes are presented and served correctly and all pouring techniques are adhered to as specified by company standards
    • Inform and explain alternative wine, sake or champagne selections to guests should their choice be unavailable
    • Provide engaged, friendly and attentive customer service to all guests
    • Practice highest regards for safety within all areas and with all materials
    • Follow and adhere to all standards set for by the Department of Health (DOH) and appropriate Federal/State Liquor Control Boards
    • Perform all other duties as instructed by management

    REQUIREMENTS:

    • A minimum of 2-4 years of experience as a Sommelier in an upscale, high volume restaurant
    • WSET certifications preferred or certifications from another accredited wine institution preferred
    • Extensive knowledge of wine and wine service techniques
    • Availability to work nights, weekends & holidays
    • Positive attitude
    • A “guest-first” mindset

     

    CONTACT INFO:
    Name: Brad Nugent
    Company: Major Food Group
    Address: 99 e 52nd St
    Email: brad@375parkfood.com

    Posted: 2/10/20

  • Marketing Communications Intern

    Job Type: Marketing – Temporary-Seasonal
    Level of Wine Proficiency: Intermediate
    Salary: $50/Week

    Job Description

    Overview

    Wine & Spirits is seeking a three-month intern to support the marketing team on special projects, events, and digital campaigns. Reporting to the Communications Manager, the intern will assist in a range of duties including contact database maintenance, social media publishing, project and event admin, and digital campaign metrics and reporting.

     

    Responsibilities

    • Support the Communications Manager on event and project admin duties
    • Maintain and update contact lists for annual polling projects
    • Participate in the development, execution and analysis of marketing campaigns
    • Assist in social media community management and digital audience engagement
    • Contribute to the ongoing research of on-brand sponsors, promotional partners, and media placement outlets for events and annual polling projects

    Qualifications

    • Strong interpersonal & communication skills
    • Professional phone etiquette
    • Attention to detail
    • Ability to prioritize and adhere to established deadlines
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (i.e. Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
    • Familiarity with social media platforms and strategies
    • Experience with Social Media Analytics, Google Analytics, and Mailchimp a plus.

    Preference will be given to candidates with a background and strong interest in wine and spirits.

     

    CONTACT INFO:
    Name: Raylene Mallet
    Company: Wine & Spirits Magazine
    Address: 2 West 32nd Street, Suite 601, New York, NY 10001
    Telephone: 212-695-4660 ext 118 | D: 212-695-4827
    Email: rmallet@wineandspiritsmagazine.com

    Posted: 2/14/20

  • Sales Associate

    Job Type: Retail – Full-Time and Part-Time
    Salary: Hourly rate is commensurate with experience

    Job Description

    Overview

    Starr Wines is a new eclectic wine shop in Bushwick, Brooklyn set to open in March, 2020. Our goal is to build community through friendly, conversational interactions with our customers. We focus on small producers who farm with respect to nature, and who’s wines reflect their terroir.

    Your duties will include:
    -Greeting customers
    -helping customers
    -handling cash
    -merchandising & organizing
    -coordinating deliveries

    We have full & part-time openings and are looking for candidates that are excited to be part of an opening team, passionate about wine, and sincerely enjoy working with others.

    Other skills required:
    -Great communication skills. You must be able to write clearly and must have a clear and friendly telephone manner.
    -Computer skills. You must be able to use email, POS/inventory systems etc.
    -Attention to detail. You must be very good at reading wine labels and emails for very small but important differences.
    -Time management skills: 

    Ability to work quickly while avoiding mistakes or getting distracted. Ability to keep your own to-do lists as well as take direction. Ability to multitask and prioritize.
    -Weekend and night availability! Non-negotiable. Starr Wines closes at 10pm.
    -You must be able to lift and move a case of wine (40lbs).

    To apply for this job please attach (1) your resume and (2) a cover letter detailing relevant work experience and the extent  of wine knowledge and/or wine education.

    CONTACT INFO:

    Name: Fabrizio Pirolo
    Company: Starr Wines
    Address: 321 Starr street G2 Brooklyn, NY 11237
    Email: pirolo.fabrizio@gmail.com

    Posted: 3/3/2020

  • Salesperson

    Job Type: Retail – Full-Time
    Level of Wine Proficiency: Intermediate
    Salary: Commensurate

    Job Description

    Overview

    We are an intimate wine and spirit shop in the heart of the Financial District. We are looking for a salesperson with energy and enthusiasm who wants to learn and grow with us and understands this is an environment that gives pleasure and joy to the customer. 
    -Help customers select wines and spirits
    -Execute transactions using our point of sales system
    -Create a friendly environment for our customers
    Must be able to work nights, weekends, and holidays
    Ability to lift and carry a wine case.
     
    Contact Info
    Name: Laurie Brown
    Company: Royal Wine Merchants
    Address: 13 South William Street
    Telephone: 212.689.4855
    Email: lbrown@royalwinemerchants.com
    Posted: 3/5/20
  • Tasting Room Bartender

    Job Type: Restaurant – Part-Time
    Level of Wine Proficiency: Intermediate to Advanced
    Salary:Hourly Plus Tips

    Job Description

    Overview

    Rooftop Reds is the first commercially viable rooftop vineyard in the world located in the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Besides growing grapes on the rooftop, we also have a production facility in The Finger Lakes. At our tasting room in Brooklyn we serve our wines alongside boutique wineries from New York State, predominantly focusing on the Finger Lakes Region.

    Our goal is to build a brand around urban agriculture, greening urban spaces and producing locally. We represent New York State and aim to pique our clientele’s interest as it pertains to the local movement.

    Rooftop Reds is currently looking to hire bartenders–If you are hospitality driven, energetic, and have a positive attitude and passion for wine, then this job is for you!

    Responsibilities include:

    • Set up and operation of the bar during working hours and programmed events
    • Maintain cleanness of the tasting room, outdoor rooftop area
    • Orderly operation of the cash register
    • Do inventory and check if bar is fully stocked
    • Provide friendly, attentive and timely service
    • Able to work in fast paced environment
    • Available during the weekdays, holidays and weekends
    • Light food service (prepackaged)
    • Perform all other related duties as assigned

    Ideal Candidates Posses:

    • Wine knowledge and desire to learn more
    • Has hospitality experience (1-2 years)
    • Punctual, reliable, and attentive to details

     

    CONTACT INFO:
    Name: Irina Sargisova
    Company: Rooftop Reds
    Address: Brooklyn Navy Yard, 299 Sands Street, BLDG 275, Brooklyn, NY 11205
    Email: Irina@rooftopreds.com

    Posted: 3/11/20

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