Sample Policy

While my reviews are focused largely on wines that I have purchased, received as gifts, are a part of a wine club shipment, etc., I accept samples for tasting and review. The following are my guidelines:

  • Wine received as a sample will be noted as such in my report. Sending a sample does not guarantee that I will write about it. While I will write a negative review if the quality of the wine calls for it, I will contact the winery/distributor directly if I feel that the bottle is flawed. I will confirm that suspicion with a fellow sommelier or other professional before I make the contact. I will always write a review if the wine is outstanding.
  • In my report the retail availability of the wine will be noted as well as options to order directly from the winery or online retail outlet. If possible, please supply all resources available to the customer when sending the wine. Including photos or shelf talkers is a nice touch, but I often do my own photography to display the wine.
  • Because of the legendary heat of the Las Vegas summers, I strongly discourage sending wines during the months of July and August. While my shipping address is an air-conditioned business with adult supervision, it’s just not worth the risk to have a fine wine damaged by the infamous Vegas summer temps.
  • While I discourage sending samples without prior notice, an email notification after the fact will suffice for adequate notice. Please be sure to include the shipper’s tracking number. I will acknowledge any receipt of a sample to the sender via a provided email address, whether I ultimately decide to write about it or not.

I actively seek opportunities as a media guest reporter/wine blogger to wine events, tastings, and other events that are related to wine, beer, spirits, or other adult beverages in order to share the experience with my readers. I also actively seek to visit wineries or breweries in order to interview winemakers, brewmasters, owners, and other personnel so that I may share their insights and views as well.  Currently, my primary interest and focus are in the Central Coast region of California as well as all events in Greater Las Vegas, but I am open to other opportunities.

If you have any questions or need some followup details, my contact and shipping information are listed below:

Irene King
Phone number upon written email request

840 S. Rancho Drive
Suite 4-228
Las Vegas, NV 89106

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