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Sommelier

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Location

Victoria

Employment type

Full time

Ten Minutes by Tractor Wine Co.

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The Sommelier will work closely with the Head Sommelier and support the administrative aspects of running the restaurant wine program which currently has 900 plus wines, you will be efficient in POS systems, able to assist with stock control, cellar management and share your wine knowledge with the restaurant team.

Duties and responsibilities include:

  • Carry out day-to-day wine and beverage operations to the highest standard
  • Ensure all wines are stored, presented and served to the required standards
  • Assist the Head Sommelier in creating, maintaining and developing all wine stocks, wine sales and wine lists and cellar management
  • Support Section Waiters in the sale of wines and their advice to customers
  • Ensure that the wine service provided to clients is at the highest standards including wine selection in an articulate, affable and friendly manner
  • Actively participate in the generation of ideas to impact positively on wine sales revenue and to assist in the implementation of these ideas
  • Ensure POS has been updated and orders entered correctly
  • Have a comprehensive knowledge of all International wines, their characters and vintage merits with a detailed knowledge of the characteristics of all wines on the wine list
  • Have a comprehensive knowledge of after dinner drinks, i.e. Ports, Cognac, Armagnac’s, Liqueurs, etc.
  • Create a wine experience by advising guests on wine and after dinner drinks choices while serving them with accuracy and flair
  • Clear, wash and polish glassware
  • Monitor minimum drinking age requirements for consumption of alcohol

Skills and experience

  • Previous sommelier experience
  • Exceptional service skills
  • Effective communication skills
  • Professionalism, punctual and well presented
  • Ability to multi-task and work under pressure
  • Strong work ethic
  • Flexible working hours, weekends essential
  • Genuine desire to evolve, adapt and progress your career
  • RSA
  • WSET 3 or equivalent minimum required
  • Hospitality management qualifications are desirable

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