Retail manager (Wine Jobs: Wine Retail & Sommelier)

Full Time

  Wine Down (

  Douglas, ISLE OF MAN, England

Established in 2018, Wine Down is an independent wine merchant and wine bar/restaurant based in the Isle of Man, where life is currently ‘normal’.   There is no social distancing, no masks and all businesses are trading as normal. 

The Isle of Man is situated halfway between Ireland and England and is a beautiful and safe place to live.  With regular links to several UK airports, travel to the UK and beyond is easy.  Crime is low and the quality of education extremely good.  It is one of the safest places in the world in which to bring up children, especially those who are sporty or enjoy the arts.


The role

Due to an expansion in June 2020, we now seek an enthusiastic and knowledgeable manager to manage the retail side of the business. 

This is a varied role as it is a hybrid business and experience in hospitality will be an advantage.

Key responsiblities

Customer service - extensive wine knowledge and the ability to communicate this to our customers both in the shop and restaurant.

Assisting with buying - tastings and supplier visits

Receiving deliveries and stock control

Hosting wine tastings - from in-store to corporate events

Personal qualities

Well organised with attention to detail.

An ability to discuss and advise on wines from around the world at all levels.

Reliable, punctual, enthusiastic, hardworking and passionate about wine and premium spirits

A team player with a good sense of humour

Qualifications and experience

Minimum WSET Level 2 - essential 

Minimum 2 years experience in a similar environment - essential

Computer literate, especially in Word and Excel - essential

Full clean driving license - essential

Physically fit - pallets need unloading every week

Experience with social media marketing - desirable

Knowledge of website management - desirable


This is an opportunity for the right person to get involved in every aspect of the business and to run it as their own.








Salary between £25,000 to £33,000 dependent on experience.
Staff discount on wine and food.
20 days holiday plus extra days at Christmas and New Year.
Assistance with re-location costs for the right person

How To Apply

Please email your c.v. with a covering letter to say why you are the right person for this role.
Call Anne Harrison 07624 416703 for further information

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