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Beverage Industry Unites for Drink Careers 101 Employment Initiative (Press Release)

Outpouring of Support to Promote Awareness and Growth of Beverage Careers
March 28, 2013

Napa Valley, CA March 27, 2013 - The beverage industry is rallying behind the recently launched Kickstarter campaign for “Drink Careers 101: How to Get a Job in the Beverage Industry,” a first-of-its-kind guide to professional careers in wine, beer, spirits, coffee, tea and soda. The guide will offer career advice, strategies, and resources for breaking into the industry, and will be supplemented by lectures in various locations around the country.

Beverage industry professionals are flocking to the project in the spirit of giving back and paying their successes forward to future generations. Over 100 beverage professionals from across the nation have joined the Drink Careers 101 Project Advisory Board to lend their voice and expertise. The members are involved in the project via social media, daily interviews, and even fundraising initiatives of their own to further the Kickstarter campaign.

Recent college graduates continue to struggle with unemployment, and the Drink Careers 101 initiative aims to make them aware of career opportunities in the beverage industry. The guide will illuminate the diverse range of promising and available beverage career options --- a largely overlooked employment solution for Millennial college graduates.

“I think a lot of college students have this stereotype that the only job in the beverage industry is working at a winery or being a salesperson,” says Drink Careers 101 Project Advisory Board Member Whitney Rigsbee from Nomacorc. “There’s a huge window of opportunity within the beverage industry with an array of different jobs that are all unique and great!”

"One of the best parts of my job is mentoring others, and in my opinion, that is what is so great about our industry," says Advisory Board Member Ronald Plunkett of Hakkasan. "There is no way I could have done what I did without the mentorship of others. I am honored to be part of this industry."

The beverage industry offers many compelling career opportunities for young graduates struggling in the job market, and with the collective help of the Advisory Board, the Drink Careers 101 Guide will show them the way.
2013 Drink Careers 101 Advisory Board members from around the nation include:
Adam "Alcohol Professor" Levy, New York International Spirits Competition, New York
International Wine Competition, New York International Beer Competition:
Adam Seger, Rare Botanical Bitters:
Alan Kropf, Mutineer Magazine:
Alice Feiring, The Feiring Line:
Andrew Healey, 3 Rock Marketing:
Alyssa Rapp, Bottlenotes:
Ariana Peju, Peju Province Winery, Tess Winery:,
Allie Quady, Quady Winery:,
Amy Mumma, Central Washington University:
Amy Payne, BinWise:
Andre Hueston Mack, Mouton Noir Wines:
Ashley Pengilly, Foley Family Wines:
Ashley V. Routson, Bison Organic Beer & Brewers Association:,,,
Ashley Teplin, Teplin+Nuss:
Brad Ball, Wine Awesomeness:
Brad Bolt, Bar DeVille:
Brian Kropf, Mutineer Magazine:
Brian Robinson, Wormwood Society:
Chas Kroll, American Tea Masters Association:
Chelsea Prince, Chelsea Print & Publishing:
Cheryl Durzy, MommyJuice Wines, Clos LaChance, and The Vegan Vine:,,
Chris Angelus, Portland Food Adventures:
Christian Oggenfuss, Napa Valley Wine Academy:
Christine Trice, OMG I so need a glass of wine:
Christophe Smith, Titus Vineyards:
Cody Rossen, Beam Inc.:
Colin Kimball, Small Screen, Inc.:
Cori Paige, Under My Host:
Corbie Smith, Visit Napa Valley:
Courtney Cochran, Hip Tastes:
Cricket Nelson, The Corner:
Dan Dunn, SiriusXM Satellite Radio:
David Grega, Carlotta Cellars, Sand and Society:
David Nava, Anchor Distilling Company:
Dan Chapin, Left Coast Marketing:
Dennis Berg, The Space Needle:
Didier Loustau & Susan Quinn, ToutSuite Social Club:
Dina Mande, Juice Media:
Drew Fisher, Barton Springs Soda Company:,
Duggan McDonnel, Campo de Encanto Pisco, Cantina SF, Liquid Think Tank:,,
Erin Jimcosky, Mutineer Magazine:
Eduardo Dingler, Morimoto-Napa:
Ellie Winters, St. George Spirits:
Fred & Amy Groth, Hellocello & Prohibition Spirits:
Fred Bueltman, New Holland Brewing:
Gary Saperstein, Out in The Vineyard:
Ignacio Delgadillo, Delgadillo Cellars:
Ian White, Butter Communications (7x7, California Home and Design, NVL-Ink),,,
James Parker Huston, Wine Gallery, Charlie Palmer; The Crow Bar and Kitchen:,,
J. Kirk Feiereisen, Yo el Rey Roasting:
Janet Viader, Viader Vineyards & Winery:
Jeana Edelman, Hotlips Pizza + Soda:
Jesse Maguire, La Sirena Clandestina:
Jeff Dorenbush, Mutineer Magazine:
Jeff Stai, Twisted Oak Winery:
Jonathan Cristaldi, The Noble Rot / Noble Group Media: /
Jordan Kivelstadt, Free Flow Wines & Kivelstadt Cellars:,
Jonathon Alsop, Boston Wine School:
Joanna Mae Glass, Kobrand Corporation:
Jonathan Elliman, CellarPass:
Joshua Cairns, Hahn Family Wines:
Judd Finkelstein, Judd's Hill Winery:
Julie Brosterman, Women & Wine:
Julie Crafton, Napa Valley Vintners:
Julie Hadjinian, Mutineer Magazine:
Julien Perry, Curbed Network/One Night Only Project, LLC:
Kaethy Kennedy, Story Cellars:
Katherine Jarvis, Jarvis Communications:
Katie Hamilton Shafer, Feast it Forward:
Kate Thorsen, Maverick Wine Company:
Kerrin Laz, Dean & Deluca:
Leta Soza, VaynerMedia:
Lisa Mattson, Jordan Vineyard & Winery:,
Liz Demakos, Mutineer Magazine:
Luke Bauer, Alaskan Brewing Co.:
Lynn House, Blackbird:
Mark Vogler, Out in The Vineyard:
Martin Cody, Cellar Angels:
Matt Crafton, Chateau Montelena Winery:
Martin Geraghty, Firestone Walker Brewing Co.:
Matt Hughes, Six Sigma Ranch:
Michael Hochstatter, MediaHoch:
Michael Scaffidi, Jefferson DC & Plume Restaurant: &
Mitch Davis, Jackson Family Wines:,,
Monique Soltani, Wine Oh TV:
Morgan Clenenden, Cold Heaven Cellars:
Morgan First, Second Glass,
Orlin Sorensen & Brett Carlile, Woodinville Whiskey Co.:
Paul Leary, Bespoke Collection:
Phil Jimcosky, Mutineer Magazine:
Reno Walsh, Zephyr Adventures & Wine Bloggers Conference: &
Ronald Plunkett, Hakkasan San Francisco:
Russell Davis, Spike TV's Bar Rescue (Season 3):
Rusti Porter, Anchor Distilling Company:
Ryan Moses, Best Brands Inc. &,
Sarah Elliman, CellarPass:
Scott Spolverino, In With Bacchus:
Sean Z. Paxton, The Home Brew Chef:
Scott Klann, Newsome-Harlow Wines:
Shaher Misif, Cantina:
Sondra Bernstein, the girl & the fig LLC:
Scott Tavenner, Savino:
Stephanie Demasi, DeMasi Consulting, Inc + Juslyn Vineyards:
Steven Stone, Sound Spirits:
Summer Scarbrough, VinniBag:
Ted Kilgore, Taste & The Planter's House:
Tiffany Adamowski, 99 Bottles:
Tim Keith, Leaf & Vine Wine:
Tyler Balliet, Second Glass,
Ward Kadel, Vinopanion - & (CIVB):
Warren Bobrow, Cocktail Whisperer:
Whitney Rigsbee, Nomacorc:
Yael Vengroff, Proprietors LLC:
Ziggy Eschelman, Ziggy The Wine Gal:

About Drink Careers 101: How to Get a Job in the Beverage Industry

Drink Careers 101 is a project created by Mutineer Magazine to make a positive impact on the Millennial unemployment crisis, and spread the word about opportunities within the beverage community. It is comprised of three components: the Kickstarter Fundraiser, the Mutineer Magazine Drink Careers 101 printed guide, and the Drink Careers Speaking Engagement Tour educating college students on how to get a job in the beverage industry after college. To donate, visit To learn more about the project, visit: Follow on social networks @DrinkCareers101,, and

About Mutineer Magazine
Established in 2008 and currently in its 27th issue, Mutineer Magazine introduces fine beverages to the Millennial generation, taking fine beverage culture from niche to the mainstream using a cultural, rather than commercial, approach across multiple media. The Mutinous beat encompasses wine, beer, spirits, non-alcoholic beverages and food. The print publication is distributed nationally in both regional stores and national chains such as Barnes and Noble, Safeway, and Vons. For more information, visit

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