Real talk: wine can be a passion without being a profession.
Some of us don’t need to go to Somm school to know a good wine when we taste one. Not even self-professed wine snobs really know what they’re swirling and sniffing for, it’s a part they play at restaurants, in front of the waiters—usually to impress their date.
But living in Australia, we’re basically born with wine knowledge in our veins. A good half of Australian country is wine country, and we’re well versed in our Margaret River Chardonnay, our Tasmanian Pinot Noir, our South Australian Shiraz and our Clare Valley Riesling.
Now, we have an opportunity to put all of our years of drinking to use. Naked Wines have announced that they’re searching for an “everyday vino enthusiast” to join a panel of expert taste masters for their upcoming range review this July.
To support the search, the online wine retailer has partnered with Airtasker to post a task to the online marketplace and are offering a cool $1,000 for the right applicant.
Naked Wines aren’t searching for someone with wine language or textbook knowledge. They’re on the hunt for someone who is simply enthusiastic about drinking wine… and we have a feeling that we’re not the only ones.
Twice a year Naked Wines brings together a panel of taste masters to blind-test the current range against bottle-shop competitors, determine which wines are kept in stock and write up informative descriptions for shoppers.
But let’s be real, malolactic gubbins and 50 shades of oak mean nothing to the average wine-loving Aussie so, this time around, Naked Wines are determined to ensure they’re speaking the language of the people. This is why they’re in search of a non-industry wine whisperer to join the panel, to bring the wine world back down to earth, with good, honest, everyday explainers, because what’s a tannin anyway!?
The tasting panel will take place over one full day at Naked Wines Sydney office in late July. The successful applicant will benefit from Naked Wines tips and training on how to sip, swill and spit as well as a private wine tasting with one of their rockstar winemakers.
So, if you are over 18, love vino, are prepared to try many different types (spittoon provided!) and feel you have the ability to cut-through the waffle, with simple descriptors, pertinent to the average Aussie – it’s your time to wine.
The cold weather in most parts of Australia coinciding with EOFY celebrations is the closest thing that we’ll get to snowy Christmas vibes. And if you’re in dire need of some festive cheer after the first six months of 2023, grab your ugly sweater and head to your nearest Red Rooster for Xmas in July deals.
From June 29 – July 31, 2023, Red Rooster is serving up free food items, a chance to win $10,000 or one of 10 merch packs valued at $400 and other fun prizes. All you have to do is sign up as a Red Royalty member and spend $5 on at a location near you or online.
Each week there’ll be new delicious deals and prizes to win. The week one deals have already dropped and they’re looking pretty tasty. You can get access to them via your Red Royalty account. The more you purchase, the more chances you have to win.
Spoiler alert: you can get 10 chicken nuggets for free, right now. Brb running to Red Rooster.