WINE WORK & PASSION EPISODE 15 – Wine, Beer & Spirits – Gary Schneidkraut

Gary Schneidkraut Head Shot 03.23.22 If you’re looking for resources to help you find a job in the wine industry, then look no further. In today’s episode, I’ll introduce you to Gary Schneidkraut from ForceBrands. ForceBrands, aka BevForce, is a leading recruiting firm that offers industry specific services that connect employers with employees.

Gary is a Director working with BevForce’s clients in the alcoholic beverage category.  Join us as he shares his expertise to help put you on a path to your dream job in wine, beer and spirits. Be sure to stay tuned until the end when Gary and I will provide key actionable insights about how you can make a career out of your enthusiasm for adult beverages.   





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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