This post is a collaboration with Traveling Vineyard, all thoughts and opinions are my own.
A few months back I told my husband that if I was going to have a career do-over, I would want to own a winery or maybe be a sommelier – a fancy word for a wine guide, someone who teaches you about wine and helps you find wine that you like. Dream job, am I right?
The first time I heard the word sommelier I was on a cruise ship and the idea of being a wine guide was a little far-fetched. Now being a wine guide is much more accessible thanks to Traveling Vineyard. Traveling Vineyard has a great product-award-winning wines that are sourced from grapes all over the world, and blended to perfection by their expert wine makers. They’ve done the hard work. All you have to do is love wine, enjoy getting together with friends and having fun and you can make money while you sip and chat about wine with your friends. Dream job, check.
How Does Traveling Vineyard Work:
Traveling Vineyard is a special direct sales company that lets people earn a flexible income by doing what they love. Sharing their passion for wine, with friends!
Becoming a Wine Guide is easy-there is a small upfront investment, the company provides you with all of the tools that you need to host your first tasting, and there are no sales quotas to meet or requirement to purchase inventory.
Even if you don’t know much about wine,other than that you like it, Traveling Vineyard provides you with a sommology kit which includes instructional cards on teaching, pairing wine and wine varietals.
Wine Guides host events with friends or anyone interested in wine and help guests learn about what wines they like, what foods to pair wine with and help them explore new wines. At the end of the night guests can purchase wine which is shipped from Traveling Vineyard. There is no need for wine guides to maintain an inventory.
What is in the Traveling Vineyard Success Kit?
- 2 Tasting Sets each includes 5 bottles of wine, enough for your first 2 events
- Tasting glasses and carrying box
- 6 bottle wine carrier
- Order forms and start up guide
- Marketing materials
- Magic Decanter
- Wine Saver
- Sommology kit which includes small containers for pairing samples (think nuts and chocolates) and sommology cards.
Why Become a Traveling Vineyard Wine Guide
- It’s fun, what can be better than sharing wine with friends?
- Make new friends. Being a Wine Guide gives you an opportunity to make new friends.
- Make extra money, Wine Guides can work part-time or full-time.
- Set your own schedule and work at your own pace.
- A chance to learn about wine.
- The company has more than 5,000 Wine Guides across the country that have discovered the fullfillment, friendship, flexibility, and financial reward and fun that comes with educating others about great-tasting wines. And they’re looking to double that number and get YOU involved!
I don’t think wine should ever be stuffy or inaccessible to people. When I talk about wine I want to be relatable and truthful even if that involves saying “this wine smells like cigars” because some wines are smokey. With Traveling Vineyard the Sommology Cards give you the profile of each wine telling you what you can expect to taste and what to pair it with in simple, fun terms. So if you are drinking a Viognier (one of my favorite wines) then you know to expect it to have notes of peaches, honeysuckle and vanilla and to pair well with spicy food like Tex-Mex. See how simple that is?
The Sommology Pairing Cards tell you what wines to pair with what foods. This helps you to know how to pair the wine while doing a tasting and makes it simple for guests to learn how to pair wines. Pairing food and wine is one of my favorite parts of wine tasting, Traveling Vineyard keeps it fun by including pairing options like jelly beans, black licorice and of course cheeses and chocolates.
Teaching cards are also included as part of the sommology kit, which makes learning fun and easy.
Sharing wine with friends is one of my favorite ways to spend a moms night in. When you become a Wine Guide with Traveling Vineyard, you can share wine, make friends and make money at the same time.
If you are interested in becoming a Wine Guide, or to find a tasting near you, visit www.TravelingVineyard.com