I don’t accept samples. I don’t solicit samples. I don’t want samples.
If I want to try a wine, I’ll do the same thing(s) I’ve done for years, buy it, or taste it at a trade event or when I visit the estate, at my own expense.
Any sample bottle(s) provided by/at the cantina will be clearly noted in the review.
If a wine can not be tasted using one of the above-mentioned avenues, I will work with a winery to taste the wine, but I don’t want PR firms sending me samples; or even contacting me. Quid pro quo are not good for the consumer. Transparency is good for the consumer.