Wine Specialist (Wine Jobs: Wine Retail & Sommelier)

Full Time

  Sotheby's Hong Kong Ltd

  Admiralty, Islands


Sotheby's Hong Kong is seeking an experienced Wine Specialist to join our expanding team. Reporting to the Head of Department, this Specialist will assist with auction estimates, wine inspection, cataloguing. He or she will also get involved in liaising with buyers and sellers, attending wine events, securing profitable consignments for sale at auction and general administration on all levels and a key contributor to the department.


  • Perform property inspection for auction wines at warehouse and on-site at client’s.
  • Maintain accurate records of warehouse inventory.
  • Provide a high level of customer service to buyers and sellers.
  • Cultivating your own client base of buyers and sellers across Asia.
  • Assist with sale administration.
  • Assist at wine auctions and related events.
  • Events management/participation - including client development and entertaining.
  • Assist in promoting all wine sales globally.
  • Assist in cross promoting other Asia departments sales.
  • Active promotion of retail and storage business.


  • Minimum 2-4 years' experience from a wine auction or retail background; for more experienced candidates, we will consider offering a higher title.
  • Proficient base knowledge of wines and vintages relevant to the auction market.
  • WSET Diploma preferred.
  • High level of attention to detail is a must to ensure accuracy, particularly with regard to data entry.
  • Excellent writing and organizational skills.
  • Professional and discreet client service skills.
  • Proficient in MS Word, Excel.
  • Requires a significant amount of physical work moving cases of wine in our warehouse and in private cellars.
  • Some travel required as needed.
  • Minimum of three years in the Auction or Fine Wine Industry.
  • Excellent communication skills – ideally fluent in English, Mandarin and Cantonese

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