RHONDA RELISHES HER FREEDOM
PERSONAL wine adviser Rhonda Doyle says her line of work is ideal for actors and creative types. She has juggled her acting career with a casual role at Cellarmasters for the past 26 years.
“I can come and go and maintain great income and still follow my passions,” she says. “I might work for eight months then get a gig for three months.
“They choose people they feel can be articulate over the phone and actors and musicians and writers are quite articulate.”
Doyle, who has had roles in movies including Nim’s Island and television advertisements for organisations including SEEK, says she treats her role as though it is an “improv” performance, using her acting skills to sell the wine.
“This job is for anyone who is looking to expand their pallet and knowledge about wine, and anyone who enjoys talking with people and has a good emotional intelligence,” she says.
“You can start here and get into other areas ... such as marketing, management, wine education training, art and design or copyrighting.”