Wine Company Looking For New Taste Tester Who'll Be Paid £200 A Session
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A wine company is looking for a new taste tester, calling on the nation's oenophiles to help improve its boozy offerings - and will pay the new panel member £200 a session for their troubles.
Wine subscription service Wine List sends out plonk to customers in monthly boxes, selecting drinks that showcase winemaking techniques or help others discover new grapes.
But while the company already has a team of experts working hard to find some of the best wines out there, now Wine List is after someone a little different to join the panel.
The job ad on the Wine List website says: "Every month we send out wines to our customers. We choose these to help our customers identify aromas, under winemaking techniques, and discover new grapes they wouldn't have had the chance to otherwise.
"At the moment, the three full time Wine List staff all help choose the wines that we will send out. But we want to find a new addition to our panel: someone from outside the wine trade to help us."
The job will see the lucky candidate sent a case of wine three or four times a year, which they'll be expected to try out.
After sipping and slurping their way through several different wines, the new taste tester then sends off their feedback to help Wine List find out more about the selection.
"You will be expected to try out these wines, then provide us with your feedback," the job ad explains.
"This will help inform our tasting notes, understanding of the wines, and our decision-making process. The wines we share with you will be from part of a short list of potential wines we're considering."
And although drinking wine sounds like reward enough, Wine List is also paying the successful candidate £200 per feedback session for their troubles, which works out as up to £800 a year - not bad for knocking back a few bevs and providing a bit of feedback.
The only requirements are that you must be aged 18 or over and not hold any established wine qualifications, or have one through any formal wine training. Basically - unlike other jobs - the less experience you have, the better.
To apply for the role, you just need to submit a 150-word review of your favourite wine that costs under £10.
Applications are open now until 30 October, with the winning candidate selected on 15 November. Good luck!