Professions of wine industry

professioni del vino

Do you know which are the occupations and professions that are part of the wine industry?

There are individuals who grow the grapes, prepare the wine, bottle it, sell it, assess it, market it and finally make recommendations to clients and serve the wine…

The main professions related to the world of wine are:

Cellar master A person in charge of a wine cellar
Cooper A craftsperson of wooden barrels and casks. A cooperage is a facility that produces such casks
Négociant A wine merchant who purchases the product of smaller growers or wine-makers to sell them under its own name
Oenologist A wine scientist or wine chemist; a student of oenology. In the 2000s, B.Sc. degrees in oenology and viticulture are available. A wine-maker may be trained as an oenologist, but often hires one as a consultant
Sommelier Also called a “wine steward”, this is a specialist wine expert in charge of developing a restaurant’s wine list, educating the staff about wine, and assisting customers with their selections (especially food–wine pairings)
Vintner, Winemaker A wine producer; a person who makes wine
Viticulturist A specialist in the science of grapevines; a manager of vineyard pruning, irrigation, and pest control
Wine critic A wine expert and journalist who tastes and reviews wines for books and magazines
Wine taster A wine expert who tastes wines to ascertain their quality and flavour
Wine waiter A restaurant or wine bar server with a basic- to mid-level knowledge of wine and food–wine pairings
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