Beer and winemaking among top dream jobs

Winemakers and brewers should count their blessings, as their jobs are among the top dream careers that people would most like to do, a new study has revealed.

9% of respondents said they would like to take up beer brewing or winemaking as a career (Photo: Flickr)

9% of respondents said they would like to take up beer brewing or winemaking as a career (Photo: Flickr)

Nearly one in ten people dreams of brewing beer or making wine as their job – the eighth most popular ideal career – according to a new survey.

As many as 9% of the 2,000 British people interviewed for the study said that making their favourite tipple for a living would be an ideal career.

Beer brewing and winemaking was a more popular dream career than pottery and farming, which were ninth and tenth in the list respectively.

Check out the drinks business‘ round-up of the best jobs in beer and wine

Ilustrator/artist, Landscape gardener, Jewellery designer, Chef/baker, Interior designer, Musician and Photography made up the top seven dream “craft” jobs, the survey commissioned by The Balvenie whisky reveals.

When asked for their main reasons for taking up a craft, 62% of respondents claimed that they find it therapeutic.

More than half (52%) said they love learning everything there is to know about a new skill, and a further 43% simply thrive on the thrill of creating something new.

The idea of re-training in a new field was so appealing that over a third (35%) of people said they would consider quitting their job to re-train in their chosen profession – regardless of money.

Security guards (95%), IT consultants (91%) and accountants (87%) were by far the most eager to pack in the typical 9-to-5 and take up a craft career.

The study was commissioned to launch The Craftsmen’s Dinner short film series for The Balvenie Scotch brand, the first of which went live online this week.

The series features two-Michelin starred chef Michel Roux Jr, who travels across Britain to learn more about the county’s craft heritage.

One Response to “Beer and winemaking among top dream jobs”

  1. Phil Pearce says:

    Nice to hear that money was not a consideration .

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Please note that comments are subject to our posting guidelines in accordance with the Defamation Act 2013. Posts containing swear words, discrimination, offensive language and libellous or defamatory comments will not be approved.

Subscribe to our newsletters

Awards Wine Checker

Decanter
Paddock Wood, Kent, GB

Customer Service Advisor

Amathus Drinks
Park Royal, London, UK

Sales Manager

James Eadie Ltd
London, UK

Wine Ambassador Role

Ramón Bilbao UK
London, UK

Fine Wine Logistics Coordinator

IG Wines
London, UK

Sales Manager

Top Selection
London, UK

Assistant Retail Manager

The Whisky Exchange
London, UK

Marketing Manager

Ellis Wines
Hanworth, Middx, GB

Commercial Analyst

ATOM Group
Tunbridge Wells, UK

Customer Service Executive

Marussia Beverages
Marylebone, London, UK

The World Bulk Wine Exhibition

Amsterdam,Netherlands
20th Nov 2017

The Global Spirits Masters Lunch

London,United Kingdom
1st Dec 2017

International Bulk Wine and Spirits Show

London,United Kingdom
26th Feb 2018
Click to view more

Champagne Masters 2017

The only Champagne blind tasting in the UK, the competition will reward the best wines in the following categories:

The Global Rosé Masters 2017

With wines from the palest of pink to almost ruby red, bone dry to almost cloyingly sweet, reductively handled to barrel-aged, as well as gently spritzy to fully sparkling.

Click to view more