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Stone, Vine & Sun Job Description

Wine Trainee

Stone, Vine & Sun of Winchester – a multi-award-wining independent – is seeking to employ someone keen to work in the wine trade to work in their office / shop / warehouse. The role offers plenty of potential for development. Duties and required skills are as follows.

In the Office

•    Becoming familiar and comfortable with SAGE small business software
•    Taking, invoicing & processing customer orders by phone and website
•    Working with a courier company: producing labels, checking deliveries & liaising with customers
•    Loading wines to and editing the website

In the Warehouse

•    Learning and knowing the location of about 600 lines of stock
•    Picking and packing wine for collection by courier or delivery by SVS
•    Breaking down stacked wine on pallets for ease of picking

In the Shop

•    Keeping the shop well-stocked, and accurately priced and labelled


•    Depending on age and experience: occasionally undertaking deliveries in the van in the Hampshire area


•    Assisting SVS in holding customer tastings in the office and other venues

Opportunity to develop wine knowledge

•    Being supported in taking WSET exams
•    Learning from three experienced colleagues
•    Participating in tastings of samples in the office and customer tastings

Skills required

•    Enthusiasm for wine
•    Well-organised and disciplined: vital to have attention to detail
•    IT skills: ideally including working with websites and social media
•    Ability (and willingness) to physically move lots of wine as and when required
•    Ability to work occasional Saturdays and evenings
•    Driving license

Hours: 9.00-6.00 weekly, plus occasional Saturdays (9.30-4.00pm), and evening work at tastings. (Saturday work gains a day off in lieu). Salary commensurate with experience, work company pension

Apply including CV to Simon Taylor at Stone, Vine & Sun, simon@stonevine.co.uk

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