International Wine Challenge – staff needed in High Wycombe

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The International Wine Challenge 2012 is the World’s most influential blind wine tasting competition. We have been contacted by the organisers, who  are looking for enthusiastic people interested in the wine trade to assist. Given that the work is local (High Wycombe) and involving wine – we thought it might be of interest to some Marlovians – even though it does not involve drinking the stuff!  Details provided by them follow:

“There are big changes for the IWC this year so we are recruiting two teams of IWC crew to help with the management and implementation of IWC 2012. We need staff in our warehouse in High Wycombe and at our new tasting venue of Lords Cricket Ground.

These will be fixed term contracts as follows:

High Wycombe – 5th March to 5th April

Lords – 9 April to 2nd May

The right applicants will possess a can-do attitude, be hardworking and motivated as well as being able to work as part of an internationally diverse team. There will be more than 12,000 wines from 48+ countries to unpack, collate and prepare before the two week tasting process. It’s gruelling work, but very rewarding and informative. And it can be fun too.

Don’t worry if you don’t know anything about wine, or if you believe you are an expert. We need all abilities from carrying boxes (which there is a lot of) as well as helping identify wines.

Please do not apply if you represent, produce or import wines that will be entering the competition. You then can’t work for us! Sorry.

For an interview in January, please email your CV (mentioning to Chris Ashton, IWC Event Director on and tell him why you want to work for the IWC.

Article author: Paul Merchant

About the author: Founded in its original version back in 2000 - yes the internet DID exist back then. Brought up in Marlow, went to school here, now has children at the same schools. Quite clearly loves all things Marlow - hence spending over 2 decades doing this!

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