wine industry experience
March '02 - Present
Retail Sales Associate
Grapevine Cottage, Zionsville Indiana
Perform sales and communications functions at what is arguably the best wine shop in Indiana. Create coordinated collateral, including point-of-sale signage, promotional materials, stationery and other printed matter. Consult with and educate customers about wine selection, and offer advice on food and wine pairings. Open and close store as necessary and enter products and prices into Microsoft point of sale software. Update and maintain Web site. Receive deliveries, restock inventory, run register, and do whatever else is necessary to ensure that the store runs smoothly and customers are well cared for.
June '04 - January '06
All American Wines of Indiana LLC, Indianapolis
Sold fine wines to restaurants and wine shops for a wine distributor specializing in limited-production and boutique wineries. Serviced existing accounts and prospected for new ones, sampled wines with decision-makers, conducted wine tastings and staff trainings. Opened new sales territories in southwestern and northwestern Indiana. Secured domain name and created simple Web site for company to aid in distribution of catalog and promotional materials.
May '99 - July '01
The Wine Gallery, Indianapolis
Salesman at what was, prior to its sale to a chain of liquor stores, widely regarded to be the best wine shop in Indiana. Advised customers on wine selection and food pairings, ran register, conducted in-store tastings, received wine deliveries, maintained retail stock, closed store.