Imported Wine Submissions

Dear importers and wineries,

With new mandates put in place in both Los Angeles and New York City due to the current COVID-19 situation, we are not able to accept deliveries to either office at this time.

Please click here to see how we will taste for our October 2020 issue along with answers to any questions you may have in our F.A.Q. below.

Please e-mail the LA or NY with any additional questions or concerns and thank you for your patience.


Rachel DelRocco Terrazas
Tasting Coordinator

Please complete a digital submission form before submitting wines to our tasting department.

We will be accepting samples for the October 2020: Window 1 issue
from Monday, May 18, 2020 until the deadline of Friday, June 5, 2020

For questions, inquiries or assistance, please contact the W&S Imported Tasting Dept.

October 2020 Tastings FAQ

If my wines fit within the current regions, how do I proceed?

Please use the online form to submit your wines during the appropriate submission window. You will receive an e-mail confirming which wines to send as well as further delivery instructions within 24 hours.

Why are there multiple submission windows that are shorter than previous windows?

We hope to process as many wines as possible within each focus region. Due to our offices being closed and our temporary tasting protocols, we will need to space out deliveries and tastings. Please submit and ship your wines during the appropriate window as soon as you are able.

What happens to wines that have been shipped and accepted for the previous issues sent before March 2020?

Our team will taste these wines after we are cleared by state and federal mandates and can return to work at our offices. We will taste these wines as New Releases for the first issue in are able to access our offices; they will not incur any fees.

I would like to submit wines for the October issue New Release section.

We will be announcing a window for New Releases to be open in mid-June.

I wanted to submit for a focus region in the October issue but now that focus region is not being considered.

We regret that we can only cover wines for the October issue as outlined in our new October categories.

When may I submit sparkling wines?

We will not be tasting sparkling wines until we return to our offices and to our traditional tasting protocol.

When can I send wines to the W&S offices again for review?

Unfortunately, we do not know when we will be cleared to be back in our offices. Once we resume normal operations, we will keep you updated on how we will proceed with the next issue's tastings.

View Our Submissions CalendarOur Wine Review & Scoring ProcessFAQs

For questions, inquiries or assistance, please contact the W&S Imported Tasting Dept.

Important Details:

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.
• Any wine received that does not have the digital submission form submitted will not be tasted by our panels.
• Please, no tank samples or shiners with handwritten stickers.