Even though I was delighted to be working in a winery, I was terrified about over-serving someone. My fears were realized on my third day on the job.
There are a few different types of people who work in winery tasting rooms. There are students, looking for a straightforward part-time job between classes and during summers. There are teachers, who are easily able to transfer student management skills to drunk management skills for the summer. There are local early-twenty-somethings, unsure what they want to do with their lives and working multiple part-time jobs to make ends meet. There are retirees, looking for socialization. Continue reading ““Oh Honey…At Least You’re Still Young.” On Dealing with Unsolicited Advice Behind the Tasting Bar.”
“How would you like to help out with bottling next week?” the tasting room manager asked.
“That sounds great! I’d love to learn how the bottling process works!” I was practically jumping up and down with excitement.
She just smiled. Now I know what she was thinking: sucker.