10 of the best jobs in drinks and how to get them

For many, working in the drinks trade is the result of a personal passion turned into a living, and once through the door, few tend to ever it behind completely.

Working in the drinks trade: Is it a dog’s life?

As much as you might try to convince your non-drinks trade friends otherwise, working in this industry is not all about exotic travel, wine tastings and product launch parties (the drinks trade are a hard-working bunch – I’ll have you know). But such perks do soften the blow of deadlines, margin managing, demanding customers, and the pressures that come with any job.

Getting to make, sell, taste or write about something you are genuinely interested in (and most people in the trade, unsurprisingly, are) is a pleasure not afforded to those working in every profession.

From winemakers and PRs to brand manager, wine buyers and writers, we have spoken to those who hold some of the most interesting roles in the drinks business to get their insights on what their job is really like, and how best to follow in their footsteps.

Click through for their honest insights on what a typical day looks like, their least favourite part of the job, and how best to get into the biz…

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