Now this would be perfect. Retail wine shop manager, responsibilities to include store management, sales growth, wine club development, creating public and private events, managing marketing campaigns, running the office. More than five years' retail experience required, plus familiarity with PowerPoint, Excel, and so on. Working knowledge of wine expected (there's a test). Also required: a committment to 45+ hour workweeks, including nights, weekends, holidays, as well as a willingness to face the onerous and expensive commute into downtown Chicago every day. Everyone just calls it "the city." I recall a writer to a newspaper's editorial page summed it up perfectly once: it's a "semi-navigable megalopolis." (And it wants the Olympics? I think not.)
Not so perfect a wine job, then, for me. But it was posted on Winejobs.com more than a month ago. It's back, and is already slowly being buried under the subsequent postings of new jobs there, most of the rest, as usual, located in California. Why is this one going begging? The talent must be out there. Wine is a growing industry. The store is called Just Grapes. I encourage you to apply.