Sample & Review Policies

SAMPLE POLICY 

We are pleased to accept the submission of wine and spirits samples as well as wine and food-related products for editorial consideration. Reviews may appear on our blog, Possible Pours, on a page on the Southwest Wine Guide website, or on one or more of our social media platforms including Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

Where the review is shared is up to our sole discretion. Please note that we cannot guarantee a review or post. Faulted wines, spirits, products or samples that we feel are inappropriate for our audience will not be reviewed. 

We are never paid to review wine, spirits or products and we will not accept payment for a favorable review.  

WHAT WE ACCEPT 

We accept samples from wineries, wine and beverage distributors or importers, as well as companies selling related products or merchandise. We also personally purchase wine, spirits, merchandise and products for review. 

We accept invitations to review vineyards, wineries, wine tasting and trade events, travel destinations, restaurants, wine bars and invitations to judge wine competitions.  

HOW WE REVIEW 

Each review is noted if the sample was submitted or purchased. Each sample contains a link to the product’s website wherever possible. If the link goes to an affiliate site, we may receive an affiliate commission.   

Our reviews are professional, easy for our readers to understand, and as objective as possible. We do not use a rating system. All reviews are based on personal opinion. We may ask other consumers to provide their opinion or impression of samples before we write the final review. 

SPECIFIC ITEMS TO NOTE: 

We review products in many categories and at many price points. If you have questions about the appropriateness of your sample(s), please contact us. 

Please include as much detail as possible about the sample(s) you’re sending. If the sample is wine, spirits or food, we appreciate information about the maker of the product including country of origin. Also include a website or link to where the product can be purchased. 

Please include the suggested retail price of the sample(s). 

We will photograph your sample(s) so please be sure that there are no labels or stickers that will obstruct a clear image of the sample(s). 

For wines, spirits, and food; or items with a high retail value, please send us a tracking number so that we can be sure someone will be available to sign for the sample(s). Please contact us first before shipping your sample(s). 

During the summer months of July and August, we do not recommend that you ship perishable samples. 

For invitations to review vineyards, wineries, wine tasting and trade events, travel destinations, restaurants, wine bars and invitations to judge wine competitions, please note that two people generally travel together – one as the writer and one as the photographer. 

Depending upon the sample type, we may provide different mailing addresses. For general samples (not including wine, spirit or food related or high value items), the address below can be used: 

Wild Dove Marketing, LLC  

d/b/a Southwest Wine Guide 

44047 N. 43rd Ave. # 74887 

Phoenix, AZ USA 85087 

Please contact us by email with any questions.