IN THIS EPISODE OF WINE, WORK & PASSION, WE’LL TALK TO PETER MARKS, MASTER OF WINE, INSTRUCTOR, AND PARTNER IN NAPA VALLEY WINE ACADEMY.
BECOMING A WINE EDUCATOR IS A GOAL OF MANY OF OUR FOLLOWERS, SO IN THIS EPISODE OF WINE, WORK & PASSION, KAREN WETZEL TALKS TO MASTER OF WINE, PETER MARKS. PETER HAS HAD AN EXTENSIVE CAREER IN WINE EDUCATION AND HAS HIRED, GROOMED, AND MENTORED MANY PEOPLE, INCLUDING KAREN, WHO HAVE HIGHLY SUCCESSFUL CAREERS AS EDUCATORS THEMSELVES. IN THIS PODCAST, HE WILL SHARE HIS INSIGHTS ON WHAT IT TAKES TO BECOME A WINE EDUCATOR AND THE MANY WAYS TO ENTER THIS EXCITING SIDE OF THE WINE INDUSTRY.
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WWP - Episode 4 - Peter Marks
Karen Wetzel: Readings wine enthusiasts and job seekers. Welcome to the wine work and passion podcast, where we go beyond wine education and help you pursue your dream job in the exciting world of wine. I'm your host, Karen Wetsel and I've been working with wine ever since I was old enough to serve my first glass. I know from experience that being part of the wine industry means more than a career.
It's a lifestyle and I've loved every minute. Our mission at wine work and passion is to help you pursue your best life in the field you love. In each episode, I'll talk with wine industry insiders and leaders who know what it takes to help you get the interview, land the job and flourish in this amazing world of work.
Becoming a wine educator is a goal of many of our followers. So today I'll talk with master of wine. Peter Marks, Peter has had an extensive career in wine education and as higher groomed and mentored many people, including. That went on to have highly successful careers as educators themselves, Peter will share his insights on what it takes to become a wine educator and the many ways to enter this exciting side of the wine industry.
Be sure to stay tuned until the end when Peter will give us specific action items and some insider tips on how to get. And now let's get to our interview.
Welcome Peter. Can you tell our audience who you are and what you do in the wine industry?
Peter Marks: Hey, thank you, Karen. Hi, I'm Peter Marks and I work with the Napa valley wine. I do a number of things, but I mostly teach about wine. I work helped organize our wine tasting kits that go out, organize webinars and teach primarily our diploma classes.
Karen Wetzel: get to interview some pretty cool
Peter Marks: people. Don't you. I get to interview with you. This is very, very cool.
Karen Wetzel: I was thinking about Steven Spurrier Johnson. Fiona Morrison. That's pretty good. Isn't it? Bigger celebrities than me?
Peter Marks: I don't know. Karen. You're pretty famous in your own, right. Definitely even in the why business a lot of time is like you get to meet these movie stars and people like, whoa, I can't believe I get to talk and meet these folks.
And if you're really into the personalities that are involved with wine, then I've definitely been lucky to meet some superstars.
Karen Wetzel: That's great. Before we get started on the serious stuff, why don't you briefly tell the audience how you and I got to know each other? I
Peter Marks: would love to. Yeah. I don't know if I should consider you the little sister I'd never had, or as we often say, you're my work wife and I'm your work husband, but we've had a long relationship.
I actually just look to see how long it's been. Karen. It's been almost exactly 11 years since we were in Tuscany.