Spitbucket is an independent blog with all opinions being solely my own. Maybe a little of my wife’s because…well, marriage.
The vast majority of the wines featured on this blog are items that I’ve purchased myself–often from a variety of sources. Others will be wines that I’ve experienced at tasting events, dinners or winery visits.
I am open to accepting samples from wineries for review with the following conditions.
1.) All samples received will be noted as a sample in its review.
At this time, I am only open to receiving samples of wines or wine books. I’m not interested in paid promotion opportunities or underwritten posts. I may be interested in reviewing products but would need to know more details.
2.) Acceptance of samples does not guarantee a review.
I will review wines on a time table of my convenience that works with my scheduling calendar for posts. I will not review wines that are faulted or that I seriously do not like.
3.) I maintain 100% editorial control over the content of the review.
You are welcomed to submit tasting notes and promotional materials that highlight what is unique about your wine and winery. In fact, I would eagerly like such details as often they are lacking on many winery websites.
While I will try to focus on the positives and who may like a particular wine, I do not guarantee a 100% positive review.
4.) Wineries are welcomed to post my review on their web-page, newsletter and social media with a relevant link to the original blog post.
As long as attribution is provided, wineries have my full consent to use the review as they like.