I recently met with my friend and fellow wine compliance colleague, Elise Baril. Elise is President of Baril Compliance Service, located in Santa Rosa, CA. We have recently been developing a referral relationship between our businesses and in that spirit I wanted to tap into and share some of her advice and input from over 25 years of wine compliance experience in this complicated area of the wine business.
I asked her two questions:
1. What is the biggest misconception that wineries have about their shipping compliance?
2. What key advice would she give to someone who is interested in a career in wine compliance?
Her responses provide helpful insight to both wineries and budding wine compliance specialists. Read more
I'll often go to the wine industry website Wine Jobs and enter "compliance" in the Keyword box and then view what comes up.
Why do I do this? I'm curious to see how the tasks around winery compliance show up under a range of winery position titles.
All sorts of positions come up by entering that keyword, everything from winemaker to wine club manager to compliance analyst to business manager came up the last time I ran this search.
As I viewed the specific responsibilities of each of these positions I did actually find a range of wine compliance tasks that were listed in their job responsibilities.
Why am I curious about this? Because managing winery compliance truly effectively is a complicated task. Read more