Wine stewards serve wine and drinks to customers in hotel lounges, bars and in restaurant dining rooms.
The main responsibility of wine stewards is to establish what clients want to drink and to serve them accordingly. It is important that all drinks are served in the correct manner.
The level of responsibility in steward duties differs from one establishment to another. In more up-market establishments, wine steward are responsible for selecting, obtaining, storing, controlling and replenishing the stock of wines.
These wine stewards will also discuss wines with clients and assist them in making their selection.
Some satisfying aspects of this career include:
Schooling & School Subjects
No specific requirements
Wine stewards learn the required skills by on-the-job training. Short courses are offered by the Hospitality Industries’ Training Board. Wine stewards in upmarket establishments need to attend wine courses on a regular basis to keep up to date on product knowledge.
Wines of South Africa
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