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Two Local Wine Lovers Among Finalists for Dream Job

By Chuck Sudo in Food on Jun 26, 2009 6:40PM

California's Murphy-Goode Winery has been making headlines in recent months with its "A Really Goode Job" contest. The winery is offering a six-month contracted job to one lucky social media expert; the official title is "Murphy-Goode Wine Country Lifestyle Correspondent." The winner gets a salary of $10,000 a month and room and board at Murphy-Goode's compound in Healdsburg, CA. All he or she has to do is report/blog/tweet on Sonoma County wine country, the process of winemaking and promote Murphy-Goode's selections even further than the contest is already generating.

All applicants had to submit a one-minute video in addition to their resumes. Two local entrants are among the top 50 contestants for the job. The top video is from Melissa Angio, who put her production skills to good use with her parody of Billy Joel's "We Didn't Start the Fire." Below Melissa's video is one from Leena Trivedi-Grenier, a writer, blogger and podcaster with a Masters Degree in gastronomy from the University of Adelaide.

Murphy-Goode will whittle the 50 down to 10 on July 7, with the winner to be announced in August.