WINE WORK & PASSION EPISODE 16 – Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits – Bailey Gins

Bailey Gins Photo In this episode we you’ll meet Bailey Gins from SGWS.  She started off in a sales role, and has worked her way up to become  a Talent Cultivation Manager.  Baily not only helps employees get started in their new job, but she also helps them grow their careers. 


We’ll talk about everything from onboarding, to skills training and leadership development.  After this episode you will have a 360 degree picture of what life is like working for the largest distributor in the country, and it will help you decide if this is a good director for you.





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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