WINE WORK & PASSION EPISODE 10 – Hess Perssons Estate – Beth McCauly


Beth In today’s episode, you’ll meet, Beth McCauley, a Division Manager for The famed Hess Persson Estates.  Beth will give us a snapshot of her wine journey and discuss the road that brought her to work for such a respected producer as Hess Persson. 


And she we’ll talk about the three-tiered systems to help you better understand the various roles and discover where you might find your best opportunities.

Be sure to stay tuned until the end when Beth will provide a few key actionable insights about how you can apply your enthusiasm for wine to land a sales job in our exciting industry.  




Karen Wetzel

Karen Wetzel

Karen Wetzel is a highly regarded, experienced Wine & Spirits Industry professional and a well-credentialed Wine & Spirits Educator. With over 30 years in the industry, she has experience in most every aspect of the distribution and supply chain and her expertise can help you jump start or advance your career. Starting as a sales rep, Karen has held key positions within the distribution and supplier network including Category Manager, National Accounts Manager, Director of Sales and Director of Wine Education. She has helped countless others advance their careers through mentorships and best-in-class sales training courses. She has also developed wine & spirits education programs for employees, distributors and restaurant/retail trade partners with the goal of helping them thrive in our industry. Karen is a WSET Certified Educator, has her WSET Level 3 in Wine & Spirits and WSET Level 2 in Spirits and holds expert certifications for Napa Valley, Rioja and American wines from the Napa Valley Wine Academy. Today, Karen teaches at the Napa Valley Wine Academy. She also develops career development content and coaches Wine & Spirits Industry Professionals.
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