Samantha Cole-Johnson, U.S. Pacific Northwest Specialist for jancisrobinson.com, has requested $15-30 Oregon wines for her first Oregon comprehensive report. All varieties, all vintages are accepted but wines must be priced in the $15-$30 price range.
One bottle apiece, the more national and international distribution (especially in the UK) the better, but not necessary. Third-party national distribution is a requirement, or states besides Oregon, so that customers can find your wines.
Northwest Distribution & Storage
Oregon Wine Board/Jancis Robinson 22
1745 Oxford St. SE #150
Salem, OR 97302
Deadline: October 7, 2022.
She writes: Published notes with bottle weights will be added to the JancisRobinson.com database of 210,000+ tasting notes and can be accessed by using our tasting notes search. Sometimes, if I believe your wine to sit well within an article I am writing, I will hold the notes until I can release a tasting note article. Both I and the planet would sincerely appreciate if you would avoid using Styrofoam/polystyrene and plastic bubble wrap which cannot be recycled, takes up an enormous amount of space and goes to landfill. There are excellent sturdy all-cardboard options such as the one described here. Please note: I will not review wines delivered in plastic.
While OWB is helping coordinate this call for wines and it is free of charge to winemakers, JancisRobinson.com relies on subscriptions to exist for impartial reviews. To access and share your scores you may need to subscribe. Here is what Samantha writes:
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