September 20, 2015

8 Fun Jobs In The Alcohol Industry

What’s your drink of choice? Do you enjoy a glass of wine with dinner? A mixed drink while out on the town? Or a cold beer while watching a sporting event? People around the world enjoy a drink every now and then. It’s part of our culture.

Cicerone Pour Beers for Beer Tasting Photo

When enjoyed in moderation, alcohol is a socially acceptable part of life. Did you know that approximately 67% of US adults drink alcohol? That’s a big target market!   Alcohol is so popular that Inc. magazine has even called the alcohol industry one of the best places to start a business.

And it is big business! Beer, wine, and hard alcohol are major contributors to the economy of the world. Globally, nearly $1 TRILLION is spend on alcohol every year. That’s a lot of money. Plenty of people make their living creating, selling, recommending, and serving alcohol on a daily basis. Can you think of a few alcohol related jobs?

If you’re interested in alcohol, here are a few popular jobs in the alcohol industry that might interest you:

  • Brand Ambassador – Represents a specific brand of beer or alcohol at events.
  • Distiller Distills hard alcohol like gin, rum, whiskey, tequila, vodka, or schnapps.
  • Winemaker – Produces and creates different wines.
  • Cicerone – Recommends and chooses beers for restaurants and clients (basically a sommelier for beer).
  • Sommelier – Educates clientele and recommends fine wines.
  • Brewmaster – Brews beers at a brewery.
  • Bartender/Mixologist – Creates and serves patrons beers and drinks.
  • Golf Cart Beer Attendant – Serves beer and drinks to golfers on golf courses.

You can find these jobs in bars, restaurants, breweries, golf courses, distilleries, events, vineyards, hotels, resorts, concerts, and so many more places. They are typically fun jobs where you are surrounded by happy people that are keen to enjoy life. Even if you don’t drink, jobs in the alcohol industry can be quite enjoyable and lucrative.

If these jobs sound fun to you, then head over to the JobMonkey JobCenter to start your job search.

About this Author 

Derek Lennon is a skier and writer who lives, works, and plays in the mountains. He travels the globe in search of snow and adventure. Life has allowed him to live and work all over the world doing cool jobs and loving every minute of it.

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