Wine Tastings

Consorzio del Vino Brunello di Montalcino Presents "Benvenuto Brunello"  in New York and Houston

Consorzio del Vino Brunello di Montalcino Presents "Benvenuto Brunello" in New York and Houston

The Consorzio  del Vino Brunello di Montalcino will present "Benvenuto Brunello"  to showcase the newly released four-star-rated 2008 vintage from more than 40 producers on January 28 in Houston and January 31 in New York. Read More ==>

Rare Old-Vine Carignans from Chile Tasted in NYC

Rare Old-Vine Carignans from Chile Tasted in NYC

Saturday, June 24 marked the biggest presentation of old-vine Chilean Carignan wines to ever occur in the United States in an intimate tasting held at Puro Chile in New York City. Read More ==>

Freedom to Vote

Flemings National Wine Director Marian Jansen op de Haar shares the wine buying stage with her team of Wine Managers Read More ==>

Family Wineries and Boutique Vineyards Charm at THE CAB CLASSIC

For the retail trade, on-and off-premise, it’s a valuable few hours when you can visit dozens of Napa wineries to taste some of the most exquisite, possibly most highly allocated and small case production Cabernet Sauvignon, and not have to walk more than a few hundred feet. Read More ==>

Adjusting Our Attitude about Champagne & Sparkling Wine

and other sparklers are have- it-your-way wines, made in styles that satisfy a wide range of occasions, palates and pockets.

But in the U.S., sparkling wine sales are almost exclusive to an eight-week window, leaving post-winter holiday profit and over-stock on hold until the next year is nearly history.

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We have an international network of experienced editors and writers who cover all aspects of the beverage trade, with a focus on today's most happening brands and the people who produce and use them.  Our stable of writers and photographers can and do cover stories across the country and abroad.

Do you accept freelance pitches?

We are not accepting freelance pitches at this time. However, if you are an experienced wine and/or spirits writer and have an interest in being assigned stories, you may send an email query and published writing samples to and you may be considered for upcoming assignments in your area of expertise or geographic locale, depending on our editorial needs.

How can I have my spirits brand or wine reviewed or otherwise featured in THE TASTING PANEL?

We accept samples year-round for consideration for possible review in both Meridith May's "Publisher's Picks" column and Anthony Dias Blue's "Blue Reviews" column. Please see our Sample Submission Guidelines.

If you are interested in having your brand covered in a custom feature story, contact our VP of Marketing and Advertising, Bill Brandel (

Do you host visiting spirits producers and winemakers?

We do often meet with winemakers visiting the Los Angeles area and taste with them in the tasting room in our offices in Encino. Please contact Meridith May ( to make arrangements.

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