Imported Wine Submissions
We've Gone Digital
Before submitting wines to our tasting department, you must first complete a digital submission form.
We no longer accept emailed or printed submission forms.
New Wine Submission Protocol
We are setting out to encourage the greatest participation in our tastings for focused categories, a goal we have been working to achieve since we were founded in 1981. And, we want to continue to provide timely reporting on wines coming into the market. To accomplish these two goals, we are announcing a new protocol that will allow us to continue to serve our readers interests as well as the industry’s needs.
Specific Tasting Focuses
Our Tasting Calendar lists the specific tastings that will be the focus of each upcoming issue for the next two years. Wineries and importers can submit wines that fall within these specific categories within our submission window for that issue without a processing fee.
New Releases, Outside of Focus Tastings
Wineries and importers may choose to submit new release wines outside of those specific categories for our panels to assess, with a processing fee of $20 for each SKU. This processing fee will ensure your wine is tasted by our blind tasting panels promptly.
February 2020 Imported Focus:
Australia: McLaren Vale
France: Northern Rhône
Germany: Mosel Riesling
Italy: Valle d’Aosta, Soave Classico, dry reds from Valpolicella
Portugal: Central (Lisbon, Alentejo, Colares, Setúbal)
South Africa: Cape South Coast
For questions, inquiries or assistance, please contact the W&S Tasting Dept.
• Wine & Spirits Magazine does not have an importer license and therefore cannot provide COLA waivers.
• Any samples sent from outside the U.S. must be cleared through a licensed U.S. importer.
• We are not responsible for shipments held up in customs due to lack of proper documentation.
• Any wine received that does not have the digital submission form submitted will not be tasted by our panels.
• All bottles for submission must be in the condition in which they will be released the market. Please, no tank samples or shiners with handwritten stickers.