Vineyard Offers $10K/Month to Drink, Tweet About Wine
By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 29, 2009 1:16 PM CDT
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(Newser) – A California winery has a tempting offer for tech-savvy oenophiles, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. The Murphy-Goode Winery will set up the right candidate with a $10,000-a-month job at its Sonoma County HQ blogging and Twittering about, well, wine. The 6-month gig includes room and board; the 2-month hiring process is expected to draw 10,000 applicants and is already yielding good PR.

“I'm busy trying to turn grapes into wine,” the vineyard’s winemaker said. “So what I don't know, really, is Web 2.0.” He’s seeking “a communicator to promote wine, promote what we do and promote Sonoma County.” The job’s title is “Wine Country correspondent.” One applicant, who Tweeted as she waited on line in San Francisco to talk with the winemaker, sized up her chances. “The challenge will be to do an interesting job in self-promotion.”