Part III A harvest of experiences Success! A week after the job offer, I walked into the wine shop at CedarCreek Estate Winery to start my new life in the wine Email Database industry. The staff there greeted me with big smiles and began showing me around the shop. The next three days were filled with details about how to do the job: stocking the wine slots; washing Email Database and polishing glasses; moving cases of wine from the "cage"; and using the electronic till for retail sales. At first, I hung back from serving wines because I felt so intimidated at the idea of talking about them.
I shadowed the other gals behind the bar, listening intently to their "patter" about each wine and wondering how I'd ever feel comfortable doing the same. Each Email Database night, I'd go home and pull out the manual again and read through the tour information, adding to my memory the details of our history and how we make wine at CedarCreek. Day Three on the job. I'm alone Email Database behind the bar. A customer is approaching. Gulp. Time to put my training into action. I smiled, "Would you like to taste some of our wines?" and offered the sampling menu.
Thank goodness the couple chose just the complimentary tasting for both of them, so I poured my way down the list and shared what I could recall about each wine, guiltily consulting the same tasting notes they were viewing. The following weeks of the summer Email Database wine season burgeoned with activity. I shared the shifts at the wine shop with about a dozen other women and was happy that the day didn't start before 10:00 AM, given I had a 45-minute Email Database drive from the other side of the lake. Each day, I listened to my colleagues, asked questions, read and re-read our tasting notes and generally tried to be a sponge.