Hardy Wallace recently lost his job—but he’ll soon be making $10,000 a month promoting Murphy-Goode winery on the Web, as the winner of the much-touted “Really Goode Job,” the San Francisco Chronicle reports. The Atlantan, who has a wine blog and has taken sommelier education courses, was first in line at the recruitment drive and says, “I was trying to get this job before there was this job.”
Wallace pitched himself as “goofy” and “entertaining,” he says, but serious about wine. His “lifestyle correspondent” position, which he won over 2,000 other applicants, begins Aug. 15 and lasts six months. The winery took some heat for promoting the job as it laid off up to 250 employees, as well as for snubbing fan favorite Martin Sargent in its list of 50 finalists.