Liquor Taster

Wine Taster

Wine Sampler

Minimum Liquor Tasting Certified Diploma

Not required

The tasks a Liquor Taster is expected to perform include:

Tasting sample of liquor to classify it according to standards

Tasting samples of liquor and ascertaining or judging the quality of liquor considering its flavour, aroma and colour of liquor by using his senses

Classifying samples according to standards

Recommending specific blends of lots that will be accepted commercially

Ascertaining the place of origin and age of wine or liquor

Ability to understand consumer tastes and preferences

Abreast with current trends and practices in the food and beverage industry

Proficient in judging the flavour, aroma and colour of liquor by the use of senses

Ability to ascertain the place of origin and age of wine or liquor

Knowledge of different types of liquors

In-depth knowledge of characteristics of all types of liquors

Not applicable

Good interpersonal skills

Detail oriented



Attention to detail

It is not a desk job

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is not a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs maybe available

Work from home option is not available

Working hours
Companies usually work for 6/7 days a week and 8/9 hours everyday. This may vary from company to company

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?

This job is not listed as hazardous or dangerous as per The Factories Act, 1948 (section 87)

India: Yes

Abroad: Yes

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Food Industry in India

The Indian Brand Equity Foundation (IBEF) in their report on the Food industry of India have referred this industry as the highest profit incurring sector considering the scope it has to offer for value addition. In particular the food processing industry in India has been recognized as a high-priority area. This is because the food processing industry is one of the largest industries in India and is ranked fifth in terms of production, consumption, export and expected growth.

Indian Alcoholic Industry currently pegged at INR 507 bn is stated to grow at a CAGR of ~29% to reach INR 1400 bn by 2015. The alcoholic beverages industry, is recession-proof. With a rising and promising GDP, the economic status of India is robust. Rising social acceptability, conspicuous consumption and high disposable income of the globalized consumer is pushing the industry to newer heights. Also, rapid urbanisation in metros and tier-2 cities, is contributing further to the growth. With this growth more and more manufacturing units for liquor is opening in the country.

With all these figures in consideration it is safe to say that the demand for a Liquor Taster is there in the present and will surely increase in the coming years.

Food and beverages manufacturing companies

Wine importers

Liquor companies

Cruise liners

Wine bars

Theme parks

In-flight services


Wine yards across India

Cities and towns across India