Sample Policy

At Write for Wine, we accept samples of wine as well as wine and food-related products for editorial consideration on this blog as well as our social media platforms on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

We accept samples from wineries, distributors, importers, PR and marketing representatives, and companies selling related products. We also personally purchase wine for editorial consideration.

We accept invitations to visit wineries, trade events, vineyards, travel destinations and restaurants. Please note that two of us generally attend events and travel together.

We will disclose in any subsequent blog posts that free samples were received. But we will only write about the wines or related products that we like.

This policy adheres to the overall approach at Write for Wine: We do not consider ourselves critics; this blog is not about reviews. Rather, we like to tell people about our favorite wines. If we don’t like a wine, we do not write about it for two reasons.

First, there is too much good wine around the world to waste time writing about wine that we don’t like.

Second, just because we don’t like a sample of wine doesn’t mean it isn’t good; it simply means our palates prefer other wines. Just because we don’t write about a wine product doesn’t mean it isn’t good, either.

Of note, all samples should include a website link and social media handles or hashtags used in conjunction with them. Of course, samples should also be accompanied by product information such as country of origin, appellation, vintage and suggested retail price (MSRP).

If you agree with our sample policy, please contact margot@writeforwine.com for a delivery address. Thanks!