I accept for review samples of wine, wine-related goods, food and pantry items, kitchen equipment, books, and other products intended for the pleasures of the table. I also travel extensively and am available to attend trade and media events, including press trips, tastings, seminars, winery or wine region tours, competitions, and culinary travel experiences.
I publish my reviews here and elsewhere, and my top wine articles enjoy 25,000+ unique readers. My award-winning site, Maker’s Table, enjoys a steady stream of wine-curious search traffic.
The views here are 100 percent mine, and I strive to deliver them journalistically and without commercial bias. Maker’s Table does not accept advertising or engage in paid promotions or sponsored writing. Gifts, samples, and sponsored travel are always disclosed, along with the suggested retail price or the average price a consumer would pay in the U.S. For goods purchased with my own funds, I list the price I paid unless it’s significantly different from the average price a reader might pay.
I make every effort to write about samples and travel experiences in a timely fashion. I prefer to let wine samples settle for at least two weeks after shipping, and also frequently need lead time to research, develop, and pitch stories to media outlets to which I’m not a regular contributor. I don’t guarantee to write about every sample, and I’ll never review wines that are obviously flawed.
Please contact me at email@example.com or 603-727-2706 prior to shipping samples to obtain address details and ensure my best oversight of the delivery. I also welcome inquiries about writing, speaking, judging, travel, and tasting opportunities.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Meg Houston Maker MA, CSW
Member, American Society of Journalists and Authors
Winner, Best Writing, 2015 Wine Blog Awards
Winner, Favorite Wine News Blog, 2014 Millésima Awards