Deborah M. Gray
The prospective wine importer enters a world where tasting wine is part of the business and business is often conducted under an olive tree overlooking rolling hills of trellised vines, or with a gourmet meal at the cellar door restaurant. But it is still a business and one that must be approached with the right tools. In other words, this is a career choice from which you can derive much satisfaction and an enviable lifestyle. But first, you must do your homework. Without that, you cannot hope to succeed in a competitive, highly regulated industry.
Think for a moment about that very experience that may have prompted you to consider a career in the wine field. Remember your trip to