Sample Submissions

Feature Stories and Departmental Sections

Inquiries about including your wine or spirit product in our feature stories or departmental sections should be addressed to Meridith May at 818-990-0350 or

Our current Editorial Calendar outlines some upcoming features, but we are also receptive to story ideas from wine and spirits producers and their representatives. Please contact our office before sending samples.

Review Columns

Publisher's Picks

IMPORTANT NOTICE: The Tasting Panel will be moving offices in early February 2018. PLEASE DO NOT SEND SAMPLES UNTIL AFTER FEBRUARY 3, 2018!

Wines and spirits for consideration for Meridith May's "Publisher's Picks" column should be sent to the below address. In order for products to be considered, you must send tech/sell sheets, suggested retail prices and contact information. 

Meridith May
The Tasting Panel
6345 Balboa Blvd., #111
Encino, CA 91316

phone 818-990-0350

  • Please limit shipments to six (6) wines maximum per shipment, with no more than two (2) shipments per year. We cannot review multiple wines from a single producer or brand.

  • We cannot review wines that are "tasting room only," "wine club only" or "direct-to-consumer only." Please do not send samples of these kinds of releases.

  • We cannot receive samples sent from outside the United States. Samples of imported wines must be sent via your U.S. importer.


Blue Reviews by Blue Lifestyle

Anthony Dias Blue's company, Blue Lifestyle, assesses a handling fee for products reviewed. For wines and spirits for consideration for Anthony Dias Blue's "Blue Reviews" please consult the fee structure on the Blue Lifestyle website at before shipping.

Or contact Maddee McDowell at Blue Lifestyle ( or 310-459-7570) for complete information.

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