Opportunities abound to get your Oregon wines in front of more people this year. Here’s a rundown of writers and publications seeking wines to sample and wine stories to write, listed by deadline:
Wine Spectator, Spring Rosé, still and sparkling reviews (Due Feb 9)
Wine Enthusiast, sparkling wines (Due Feb 9)
International Wine Report and Washington Wine Blog (Due Mar 1)
Clever Root/Tasting Panel/The SOMM Journal (ongoing)
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Wine Spectator call for rosé still and sparkling wines
Wine Spectator is taking an in-depth look at rosé for an upcoming late spring/early summer article and has put out the call for 2017 Rosé Still & Sparkling Wines, with a submission deadline of February 9. Late-released 2016 rosés are also of interest. For still rosés, they are most interested in the newest releases, ideally 2017s, but also late-release 2016s that are new to the market. This will be a broader look than they’ve done in many years.
If you would like to submit wines for review, complete the sample information form, which you can download here. Complete and email the form to: firstname.lastname@example.org. They will then get back to you promptly to let you know which wines to submit. Wines shipped or dropped off to their office without pre-approval may not be considered for review. If you have already submitted rosés recently for this story, no need to re-submit.
Wine Enthusiast call for sparkling wines
Submission Deadline: Friday, February 9, 2018
Paul Gregutt is doing a comprehensive tasting on sparkling wines and needs more Oregon samples to round out his story. Filling out the form at this link is optional, yet is necessary for an official review. Click here for the Wine Submission Form.
230 West Street
Waitsburg, WA 99361
The International Wine Report and Washington Wine Blog
Submission Deadline: March 1, 2018
The International Wine Report is looking to increase the number of wines reviewed for Oregon wineries. Oregon reviewer Owen Bargreen also runs the second largest blog in Washington state, Washington Wine Blog, and is a PhD and certified sommelier. Last month, a number of Oregon wines placed in his top 100.
Some wines and wineries reviewed as part of the Oregon report will also be featured on Washington Wine Blog. The 3rd Oregon report later this spring will focus on the 2014 and 2015 vintages for Oregon Pinot noir, and 2015 and 2016 vintages for white wines. Other varieties will also be accepted. Bottle duplicates, while not necessary, are helpful in case of bottle variation.
Reviews are typically posted within two weeks of receiving them. Wines should be sent by March 1st, 2018 to the following address:
81 Clay St. #223
Seattle, WA 98121
For more information, please contact Owen Bargreen.
The Tasting Panel
Submission Deadline: Ongoing
Wines can be submitted any time to The Tasting Panel Magazine. They require tech sheets (we have a template in our Resource Studio), contact info and suggested retail pricing for each wine.
Meridith May, Publisher/Editorial Director
THE TASTING PANEL/The SOMM Journal/The Clever Root
6345 Balboa Blvd, Suite 111
Encino, CA 91316
(Please note, this is their new address after Feb 1)
Submission Deadline: Ongoing
Online wine magazine PalatePress receives about 1500 unique visitors per day and is accepting wine samples. If still wine, simply email email@example.com attention: David Honig or fill out the online submission form. Note that sparkling wine goes to a different address and reviewer, Becky Sue Epstein when emailing and shipping samples.