About Wine & Spirits: Our print and digital magazine is published seven times a year and read by over 200,000 members of America’s wine community. Consumers and wine professionals access our website and magazine for information on established and up-and-coming regions and producers, the art and science of viticulture, industry happenings and food and wine pairing. Wine & Spirits, the only wine publication to win the James Beard award five times for excellence in wine writing, evaluates more than 15,000 wines each year.
The Tasting Coordinator assists in the production of the Tastings section of the magazine. The primary duty of the Tastings Intern is to direct the flow of wine submissions through data entry, presentation to the tasting panel and reporting.
Required skills & interests: A desire to learn about wine; adept telephone and communication skills; moving cases of wine is part of the job. There will be an opportunity to taste a wide range of wines as well as the possibility of observing or participating in a blind-tasting panel.
• Receive, organize and process wine shipments for tastings
• Work with editors to arrange tasting order for upcoming tastings
• Retrieve wines to be tasted from racks and organize according to tasting order
• Set up tastings, pour for panelists and clean-up after tastings
• Sort second bottles from tastings into recommended and non-recommended
• Connect with sommeliers and wine buyers from the Greater New York area.
• Fact–checking and price solicitation
• Light clerical duties, such as answering tasting department calls, copying and filing
• Research new wines for possible inclusion in tastings
• Research current news for possible reportage on website
• This position requires work in the office; it is not possible to do this job remotely.
• Usually, there are no more than three employees in the office at a time; during tastings, there are up to three tasters in the front office.
• Deliveries received from UPS, USPS, FedEx and Courier regularly; masks required to receive deliveries (and provided in the office)
• COVID Vaccination required.
Hours, Term, Compensation: This is a three-month internship, with approximately 10-15 hours per week, 180 hours total. Hours may vary between 9am and 6pm, two to three days a week depending on the schedule of tastings and intern’s availability.
Compensation: This is a paid position, $18/hour.
Please contact Corey Warren.