Calls for Wine and Media Opportunities–May 2018

Writers have Oregon Chardonnays and red wines on their minds! Here’s a rundown of writers and publications seeking wines to sample and wine ideas to write, listed by deadline:

Wine, dry-farmed Chardonnays on Chardonnay Day (Due May 18)
Tasting Pour (Due May 18)
California Winery Advisor (Due May 28)
Paste Magazine (Due June 1)
The Wine Advocate (Due June 4)
Wine & Spirits, Holiday Wines (Due June 4-Jul 13)
Oregon Wine Competition at OWE (Due June 15)
Wine Press Northwest (Due June 22)
Bellingham Northwest Wine Festival (Due July 1)
Tasting Panel, The SOMM Journal, Blue Lifestyle (Due Jul 11)

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California Winery Advisor

Submission deadline: May 28, 2018

California Winery Advisor wants to introduce alternative white wine options from Oregon to readers who are located primarily in California. This site gets about 10,000 unique views per month. They are interested in reviewing wines that aren’t typically associated with Oregon, and while they’re not looking to review Chardonnay, Pinot Gris or Riesling, they are open to unique whites, such as:

  • Albariño
  • Grüner Veltliner
  • Vermentino
  • Pinot Blanc
  • Müller-Thurgau
  • White Pinot Noir
  • Viognier
  • Gewürztraminer

If you’d like to participate, please send two bottles to arrive by May 28 to:

Winery Advisor
12207 Lawler St.
Los Angeles, CA 90066


Paste Magazine

Submission Deadline: June 1, 2018

Journalist and author Amy Glynn is seeking offbeat and up and coming varietals such as Albana, Aleatico, Aligote, Arneis, Assyrtikio, Aglianico, Alicante Bouschet, Biancolella, Bonarda, Brachetto, Bobal, Carmenere, Cinsault, Counoise, Carignan, Corvina, Dolcetto, Ehrenfelser, Falanghina, Fenile, Fiano, Ginestra, Godello, Montepulciano, Nero d’ Avola, Gamay, Garganega, Gaglioppo, Lagrien, Malagousia, Macabeo, Madelaine Angevine, Mencia, Negroamaro, Pinot Meunier, Nebbiolo  Piquepoul, Pinotage Sagrantino, Petit Verdot, Pétillant-Naturel, Tannat, Trousseau, Trepat, Vranac, Verdicchio, Vermentino, Viura, Verdejo or any small batch of unique wine grapes, she is interested in.

Please note Amy will be traveling in Oregon with us May 6-11 so please avoid samples arriving in that window.

Amy Glynn
1154 Robles Ct
Lafayette CA 94549


The Wine Advocate

Submission Deadline: June 4, 2018

Oregon has a new critic at The Wine Advocate, Erin Brooks, and she’s headed for Oregon in June.

Erin is planning her review of Oregon wines and has invited Oregon winemakers to submit wines for a comprehensive tasting while she visits. If you would like to submit your wines for review, send or deliver your wines and technical sheets to Northwest Distribution and Storage to arrive by Monday, June 4, 2018. The address for shipping or drop off is:

Jason Flaig
Northwest Distribution & Storage
Oregon Wine Board / The Wine Advocate
1745 Oxford St. SE #150
Salem, OR 97302

See this link for specific instructions.


Wine & Spirits

Submission Deadline: June 4 to July 13, 2018

Wine & Spirits is accepting Cabernet Sauvignon samples for their Holiday Wines issue, June 4 through July 13, 2018. Please note they have moved offices as of March from San Francisco to Los Angeles. Use the updated submission form when sending samples to their new address.

Address for shipping submissions is now:

Wine & Spirits Magazine
1275 East 6th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90021


Wine Press Northwest

Submission Deadline: June 22, 2018

Wine Press Northwest will conduct a blind panel tasting of Northwest Cabernet Sauvignon, led by Eric Degerman of Great Northwest Wine. The results will be published in the Fall 2018 issue of Wine Press Northwest. Must arrive by June 22. Please click here for submission details, two samples required. Questions may go to:

The shipping address for the Wine Press Northwest tastings is:

Gregg McConnell, editor
Wine Press Northwest magazine
333 W. Canal Drive
Kennewick, WA 99336


The Oregon Wine Competition at Oregon Wine Experience

Submission Deadline: June 15

The Oregon Wine Experience (OWE) is gearing up for its 15th year this August, with August 4-5 being the renowned Oregon Wine Competition®. They have steady submissions, but are looking to expand with new wineries throughout Oregon. The link to enter is here. The competition packet is available for download here, and the window for calls for entry is open through June 15, 2018

Proceeds from the Oregon Wine Experience benefit Asante Foundation. Foundation healthcare programs support various initiatives, including low-cost patient family housing, cancer compassion funds, nursing excellence programs, and cardiac rehabilitation programs for children.

For questions, please email:


Bellingham NW Wine Festival

Submission Deadline: July 1, 2018

The 3rd Annual Bellingham Northwest Wine Festival Grand Tasting is scheduled for Saturday, August 4, 2018 at the Four Points by Sheraton Grand Ballroom in Bellingham, Washington. All wineries from Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and British Columbia are eligible to enter. Over 400 attendees, July 1 is the deadline for wineries submitting an application for the Festival along with wines for the judged competition. July 25 is the deadline for wineries submitting an application for the Festival only.

All wines awarded Gold, Double Gold and Best in Show medals are eligible for entires in the Wine Press NW Platinum judging. for questions.


Tasting Panel, The SOMM Journal, Blue Lifestyle

Submission Deadline: June 11, 2018

Anthony Dias Blue would like to sample a wide selection of Oregon Pinot noirs. Depending on the number he receives, he can do multiple pages in Tasting Panel, Somm Journal and his Bluelifestyle website, blog, and radio program.  Please note Anthony will be traveling through mid May so it’s best to send samples to arrive between May 15 and June 11. Questions to:

Anthony Dias Blue, President
Blue Lifestyle International
1030 Amalfi Drive

Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
phone: 310-459-7570
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