Ask an Expert

1325–75; Middle English (adj.) < Latin expertus, past participle of experīrī to try, experience

Every day we live with the need to communicate. We need to rise above simple translation and see the meaning, when we build a website we need to include everyone (not just the sighted) and when we travel we are faced with challenging physical barriers. I know what it's like and think I have the depth and resources to help others make the right decisions.

Each month I will be responding to a question, chosen from a pool of some of the most commonly asked ones that I have been asked over the years and continue to be asked. A complete archive of "Ask an Expert" articles can be found here.

Donna Jodhan, a woman with short dark hair and glasses, sits at a table with a laptop in front of her.

This month, I'd like to answer the following question:

Helping to make wine tasting a career

Before you say no or turn thumbs down on these suggestions; consider these thoughts.

You can definitely increase your revenue and reduce both your internal and external costs and here's how.

Take it from me! I have been an accessibility awareness consultant and advisor since 1998 and I continue to help companies to increase their revenues, reduce their costs, and reach hidden consumer markets!

If you are in the careers business and are seeking a unique type of career that could appeal to persons of all ages; especially to those who are retired, seniors, and persons with special needs, then how about a career in wine tasting?

Too often careers for better or for worse only apply to certain groups or individuals for a plethora of reasons but wine tasting is one that we can consider as a career for all seasons. Here's why!

  • The main qualification would be a healthy interest in learning more about wines and how they relate to different types of food.
  • There is no age limit on this type of career.
  • It can easily be made accessible to career seekers.
  • No special requirements for persons with special needs, seniors, or retirees.
  • This career possesses longevity.
  • A career for all times.

Something very exciting to think about!