Could you see your future in grapes? Wine is an $88 billion industry in the U.S., with American consumers drinking about 4.4 billion bottles of wine in a year. That's a lot of grapes! It's also a lot of work—and workers—to get those grapes from the vineyard to the dinner table. Wine jobs include vineyard workers, jobs in winemaking operations, wine salespeople, winery staff, wine store employees, and wine servers in restaurants. These wine-related businesses also need accountants, marketing specialists, purchasing agents, and a host of other jobs that support the wine industry.
Any of these wine jobs might be appealing if you're a wine connoisseur. If you're not familiar with wine, learning about it can be challenging, but it can also be fun. There are thousands of wines in many categories like chardonnay, merlot, and burgundy. The ultimate wine expert is known as a sommelier. Restaurants, especially high-end establishments, employ sommeliers to educate guests about wine and help them decide which wine is the perfect pairing for their meal.
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Redmond, Washington, is located near Seattle, but if you're looking for Redmond jobs, you probably prefer Redmond's small town feel to life in Seattle's big city. Redmond makes it easy to get around by bike rather than car. It's known as the "Bicycle Capital of the Northwest" for its bicycle-friendly streets and easy access to off-street trails, including the Sammamish River Trail. It's even been named a "Bicycle Friendly Community" by the League of American Bicyclists. And that's not all Redmond has to offer.
The city is packed with shops, restaurants, cafes, art galleries, fitness facilities, and much more. You can delve into the world of technology at Microsoft Visitor Center or get trapped in the Conundrum Escape Room. If you're a beer fanatic, check out Redmond's craft breweries—Black Raven Brewing Company, Mac & Jack's Brewery, or Postdoc Brewing Company. If you're more a of a wine person, you can visit the Cave B Estate Winery or Sky River Meadery.
Looking to work in Redmond? The city boasts an unemployment rate that is lower than the U.S. average, as well as a thriving job market. You can also expand your job search by considering jobs in Kirkland, Bellevue, and Seattle.
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