Regarding Samples: While it would be an honor to accept a sample of wine, book or product for review, I can't guarantee a positive review or even a review at all. Especially if the wine in question is not worthy of this blog's tagline;
"The intersection of where great wines meet reasonable prices."
What does that mean? Simply said; if the sample receives a score of 84 or lower than I most likely will not bother writing a review.
Here's what I can definitely promise: Each and every sample will get a thoughtful, respectful, and authentic assessment of the product presented for the review process.
Receipt of Sample: I like to wait a few weeks before I open the bottle to consider its merits. This gives the wine a chance to recover from travel, resulting in a much better assessment of the wine.
Often times I will have more than one wine at-a-time sitting in the review queue that I can review in a reasonable [meaning it may take a few weeks longer to write the review] time frame.
So if a timely review is needed or desired, please indicate that fact with your submission, or I won't know about your expectations. Once I finish the review, I will send an email/tweet/FB message to let you know that it has been posted.