Wine angels: wenches on winches?
Blog Guy, many college seniors depend on you for career advice. Are there any new opportunities out there? I am a woman with a creative writing major. I enjoy swinging from ropes and being around alcoholic beverages. Any advice?
Yes. Look into the exciting field of “wine angelry.” Apparently some hotels and restaurants are now storing their huge wine collections vertically, several stories high, and “wine angels” are sent up to retrieve bottles that are ordered, to entertain diners.
What kind of system raises and lowers these angels?
It’s a series of tubes.
Oh, right. Well, it looks like hooks and ropes and pulleys and stuff to get them UP. The trip down is much simpler. And faster.
Would I have to say anything?
Just the odd phrase like, “Table four, think fast!”
Do you know anything else about this job?
Only that if they’d had it 50 years ago it would have made one hell of a frickin’ great “I Love Lucy” episode.
A so-called ‘wine angel’ is suspended by steel ropes and lifted up by a motorized winch as she places bottles of wine in a wine storage tower in the lobby of the Radisson Blu Hotel at Zurich airport November 17, 2009. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann