I accept for review samples of wine and wine-related paraphernalia, food and pantry items, kitchen equipment, books, and other goods 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.
Gifts, samples, and sponsored travel are always disclosed in the text or in footnotes. For wine and other goods, I also list the suggested retail price or, when not available, 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 for which I’m not a regular contributor. I cannot guarantee I’ll write about every sample, and will never review bottles that are obviously flawed. I publish both positive and constructive remarks.
My best sample shipping address follows below my signature. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to discuss shipments or travel availability. I look forward to tasting.
Meg Houston Maker, MA, CSW
11 Preston Road
Lyme, NH 03768 USA