Samples are warmly received and offer opportunities for me to taste wines I might not have otherwise experienced. Just as The Fermented Fruit was founded with a consumer based approach to wine I taste and evaluate with that same perspective in mind.
In order to truly evaluate your wine, I don’t simply taste an ounce and produce a score. I typically taste over several hours allowing the wine to evolve in the glass and for those subtle nuances to emerge.
Even if it means that you can only submit half of the wines you originally intended to I kindly request that all submissions include (2) samples of each wine to be considered for review and that all labels be clear of any defects. This makes it far easier for me to be able to determine which wine(s) I might like to write about before taking photos, etc… Thank you in advance for your understanding.
**If you would like me to visit your winery, I kindly request that the wines I taste be sent to me after my visit. I strive to maintain a certain standard by doing all of my own bottle shots and tasting notes in a controlled setting without any distractions. I appreciate your understanding and thank you in advance.
Additionally, I do not guarantee that sending a sample will result in a review. I only share wines that I enjoy and feel represent value to my readers. That being said, I do not feel that value must be confined or limited to wines below a certain price point.
Discovering great wine at a reasonable price is what excites me. If you are interested in submitting samples or discussing advertising opportunities please e-mail me, Ryan O’Hara at TheFermentedFruit@gmail.com. Any supporting information about the wine and its story are greatly beneficial but not required. Thank you and I look forward to hearing from you!