Submitting Samples for Review
|First, thanks for asking. We do take this part pretty seriously. It takes you guys a lot of time to make a bottle, we want to pay you the respect of a fair tasting.
Please submit samples as they’re released/imported/etc. If its a library wine, we will still rate it but please note that its library so that we can also do likewise and also so we can fully understand why we are picking up certain flavors. We don’t have a schedule and don’t taste specific wines/beverages at a certain time of year. We do however store your wine in/at appropriate conditions prior to tasting. You can use our rations for promotional purposes without asking for permission. We’re happy to share a logo if you want to use in promotional materials or shelf tags
Please email us for instructions.
If these criteria are not met, the products will not be tasted or tested. We will contact you to note this so that you can help get the criteria met.
All samples should be sent to:
Just so that you know how we do this, we do a blind tasting led by a level 1/introductory Somm, using the same deductive tasting methods taught by the Court of Master Sommeliers. Between 4 and 12 people taste your wine. That group rotates.
Wine X is the home of X Rated Wines….. we mean it…we rate with X’s’ Generally speaking our ratings roughly equate to:
X: 84 – 86
XX: 88 – 91
We do 1/2 Xs occasionally, and that accounts for the gaps. We won’t publish any wines that don’t get to at least an X because, well, we think that’s kinda a crummy thing to do after someone did the hard work of making a bottle of wine. Right?
PLEASE NOTE: If you are hand-delivering samples YOU MUST EMAIL US first. Thanks.