You heard it correctly, a wine sample policy. It’s the craziest thing, I’ve always purchased the wine and other products I wrote about in my blog and never gave having a sample policy a thought. Well I am now getting offers and requests and when I reached out to several other wine reviewers and bloggers, I found that I am not alone and many found having a policy in place to avoid any misunderstandings became a necessity. So I have pieced together the following from the best of what other reviewers use.
I happily accept wine samples and wine-related products to feature and review in my blog. All reviews will be my personal unbiased opinion therefore, I do not guarantee a favorable review, nor do I grant prepublication editorial rights. All I promise: my reviews will be completely honest and I will publish my reviews promptly and in the order I receive the sample and the request.
I also enjoy wine-related travel. If you would like for me to come visit your winery and share my experience with my readers, I will be very happy to do so. You may contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org . If it’s not too far from Missoula, MT or I can arrange it around another existing trip I am happy to do it at my own expense, however if you want me to go to Argentina Israel or France, etc. (not holding my breath) we may need to discuss the cost.
I am still trying to figure out where to put this in my Website to make it most conspicuous, any ideas will be appreciated.