How to Launch Your Wine Career


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Written by successful and respected industry professionals, How to Launch Your Wine Career gives practical, real-world advice on how to land, develop, and succeed in a career in wine making and production, vineyard management, marketing and sales, public relations, writing, education, winery management and administration, direct-to-consumer sales, and more. Featuring interviews with some of wine’s most prominent figures—including winemaker Heidi Barrett and wine writer James Laube of Wine Spectator—the book builds a career from the ground up, explaining job descriptions, educational and skill requirements, the career ladder, how to get started, and job hunting strategies. Each chapter ends with a helpful resource guide of available conferences, books, and websites. The appendix provides a detailed action plan worksheet to help the prospective applicant plan, plot progress, and nail that killer wine industry job.

Editorial Reviews

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About the Author

Liz Thach, PhD, is a management and wine business professor at Sonoma State University in the Wine Business Institute where she teaches undergraduate and wine MBA programs. She is an award-winning author who has published more than 100 articles and five wine textbooks, including Wine: A Global Business and Wine Marketing & Salesand she obtained the distinction of Master of Wine in 2011. Brian D’Emilio is the director of sales capability at Treasury Wine Estates. Michael Mondavi is a winemaker and the son of Robert Mondavi.

Product Specifications

  • Hardcover: 354 pages
  • Publisher: Board and Bench Publishing (September 1, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1934259063
  • ISBN-13: 978-1934259061
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 7 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds

Additional information

Weight 1.6 lbs
Dimensions 9 × 7 × 1 in