It sounds too good to be true, but we promise it’s real.

You can live the dream of being paid to sit at home and drink wine (which, let’s face it, many of us are doing during the pandemic anyway without being paid.)

Cruise Croatia are a specialist cruise company, and they’ve got a dream job on offer.

They’re looking for a wine taster to try out a selection of local Croatian wines from the comfort of their own home.

If you’re chosen for the gig, they’ll send you a case of wine AND you’ll receive pay of £100 for your hard work. By hard work, we mean sipping wine on the sofa. What a chore.

Of course, you’ll have to review the wines too. Cruise Croatia would like you to give them a written review of each of the wines sampled.  They’re looking to develop their food and wine cruise offering and only want to offer the best.

Your insights will help the team hone the menu, and will influence what wine is served on the ship.

The cruise company are hoping to raise awareness of the fine wine produced in and around Croatia.

They say Croatian wine remains “somewhat of an undiscovered gem in the wine world” and they’re hoping this will change, with your help.

Job Requirements

So who can apply? They’re looking looking for a wine enthusiast who knows their Pernod from their pinot grigio. You must enjoy sampling new food and drink from around the world.

Cruise Croatia are looking for someone with a sensitive palate who can identify the unique notes and flavours of each wine. If you have a way with words, then even better as they want you to write a comprehensive and persuasive review.

A love of travel and an enthusiasm for small and local businesses would also be an advantage.

Croatian wine is produced across four main regions of Croatia – Dalmatia, Uplands, Slavonia & Danube and Istria & Kvarner. They provide a wide range of diversity across different wines produced in the country, going back some 2,000 years.

Sounds good? If this is your dream role, head here to apply.  Simply fill in an application and let them know why you are the best fit for the job.

You could be sampling undiscovered wines on the sofa and bragging about your skills before you know it.

It’s a hard life.

Other recent dream jobs included receiving free Deliveroo takeaways for a year.

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