We don’t judge a wine by spending thirty-seconds with it. Why? Because wine evolves in the bottle and giving it a score having only spent a millisecond with it is just not fair! Speed tasting is wrong when it comes to reviews. We drink wine as a consumer would, one bottle at a time with a meal and good company—and we don’t construct an opinion until we finish the last drop. We make multiple quality judgments over time with different reviewers and then integrate multiple data points that represent fairness in a score. No other publication can make this claim.
Samples do not guarantee a review, (there isn’t enough time in the day) but we do guarantee fairness of all write-ups. Although price is not a factor, we consider the wine’s value and quality to be of equal importance.
We publish our reviews both here and/or social media channels and iPhone wine applications. To date, we have great readership–208,000K unique readers with over 6.8 million hits anticipated in 2014, which means your review will receive lots of exposure—but the visibility reach goes way beyond that through social media channels and iphone apps. We frequently post reviews via twitter, facebook, instagram, pinterest, yammer, reddit, fark and freindfeed (amongst a gazillion other social media platforms out there) to reach and target wine audiences.
Putting it into perspective, if we tweet a story to our 24K+ twitter followers and 3,100+ share the story with their followers and 600+ twitter followers re-tweet the story to their followers (which is our record thus far), well, you do the math! The visibility is huge. Multiply that with the other social media applications we interact with along with the wine apps and you have unlimited possibilities and exposure.
Interested in sending samples? Send two bottles of each wine (one if under stelvin enclosure). Please include a contact name and telephone number so that we may reach you with questions. Supporting material is encouraged, but not required. Additional questions? Send Pamela Heiligenthal an email.
Attn: Pamela Heiligenthal
2071 NE 50TH Way
Hillsboro, OR 97124
What Is The Quality Value Vintner (QVV) Award?
A Quality Value Vintner’s Award (QVV) is something that is not obtained with one vintage. These awards are given to vintners, who year after year, bring to market quality products that represent an outstanding value.
Who reviews my wine? Enobytes has a small staff with a diverse background of worldwide industry experience. Our wine panel:
Pamela Heiligenthal, Senior Editor & Tasting Director
Marc Hinton, Editor at Large & Tasting Judge
Edward Ragg, Enobytes Contributor & Tasting Judge