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Dream job? Majestic to pay ‘vintern’ to drink wine on vacation

Wine lovers with a sound passport can apply for the Majestic ‘vintern’ scheme, launched this week and dubbed by the retailer as ‘the perfect summer time job ever’.

A 3-day placement will embrace a go to to Quinta da Boavista vineyards in Portugal’s picturesque Douro area.

Majestic mentioned the vintern can even style wines from its Wine Membership’s Spain & Portugal Summer time Case ‘in situ’, earlier than making an attempt the identical wines again at residence for comparability.

It’s providing £600 remuneration for 3 days, which it mentioned was equal to a £52,000 annual wage, in addition to masking flight and lodging prices.

No prior expertise of wine tasting its wanted, and candidates should submit 200 phrases on why they deserve the position, in addition to their ideas on whether or not wine tastes higher overseas.

The profitable applicant can convey a ‘plus one’ and the working day features a three-course lunch and tasting of wines from Quinta da Boavista winery, which is run by family-owned enterprise Casa Santos Lima.

Different parts embrace a guided tour of the winery in horse-drawn carriage, visits to the cellar and barrel room, a tasting of premium olive oils and a sampling session of wines from 5 areas of Portugal: the Algarve, Alentejo, Lisboa, Douro, and Vinho Verde.

As soon as residence, Majestic mentioned it’ll publish the vintern’s findings, ‘confirming as soon as and for all if wine really tastes higher on vacation’.

Functions shut on 19 August, and the position is about to be in September.

Majestic mentioned it’ll launch extra schemes like this if the primary one proves profitable. Functions are open through the retailer’s web site.

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