My Sample Policy



Robin Dohrn-Simpson graciously welcomes samples and promotional items related to wine, beer, food, travel and yoga.

Please note that Robin’s primary focus in her writing is wine, beer, travel and food.

When tasting wines: Wines samples received are stored for several weeks to a month in a wine cellar that is temperature controlled. This is to let the wine settle from any bottle shock the wine endured during shipping.

Robin typically opens the bottle and depending on the grape varietal, lets the wine breathe for a period of time. If necessary she will decant the wine. Most red wines are tasted over a two day period so as to determine how they hold up over time.

Please note that acceptance of samples does not guarantee a review, nor does it guarantee a

Robin also accepts invitations to cover events, press trips, hostings at wineries, restaurants and hotels. My attendance at a wine tasting event, seminar or any other invitation does not guarantee a review.

Those interested in sending samples and invitations, please email Robin @

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