Help Wanted: Wine Drinker Who Loves to Tweet

California winery seeks employee to talk wine on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube

By Lita Beck
|  Monday, Jun 8, 2009  |  Updated 9:30 PM CDT
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Help Wanted: Wine Drinker Who Loves to Tweet

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Drink wine and tweet. It's one winery's idea of a Really Goode Job.

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Imagine living in a winery, drinking wine and telling everyone about it -- and getting paid for it.

A family-owned Sonoma winery is looking for a "lifestyle correspondent" to tout its vintages on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and other social media.

Murphy-Goode Winery in Healdsburg, Calif., said its hire will explore local vineyards, taste "hundreds of wines" and learn about winemaking.

The pay is a sweet $10,000 per month, and the winery will even provide accommodations that are within walking distance of its tasting room. Murphy-Goode is also providing transportation in Sonoma County, travel insurance, a computer, Internet access, a PDA and access to cameras.

Applicants (who must be 21 or older, naturally) have to submit an application form and a short video by June 19.

You can view the applicants' videos on Murphy-Goode's Really Goode Job Web site. So far, more than 300 have been posted, including one from Adam Beaugh, who heads up Gov. Rick Perry's online presence.

"Adam is a Goode dude," Perry says in Beaugh's application video.

Work starts Aug. 15, after the winery narrows down its finalists list.

The downside? The job is only for six months. And whoever is hired won't be eligible for medical or other benefits.

But the Murphy-Goode's winemaker will also create a new wine commemorating the winner's job. How will that look on your resume?

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