James Suckling Tasting 2018

Wine Submission

Washington State Wine is thrilled to announce that internationally acclaimed wine critic James Suckling will be compiling a comprehensive report on Washington State for the first time. Suckling spent nearly 30 years as Senior Editor and European Bureau Chief of The Wine Spectator, and as European Editor of Cigar Aficionado. On his departure from the magazines, Forbes called the Los Angeles-born writer “one of the world’s most powerful wine critics.” Shortly after in late 2010, Suckling launched JamesSuckling.com a site that evolved from him seeing a need for wine to be communicated in a more modern way. JamesSuckling.com has a following of 4 million readers from around the world, along with a robust social media network.

Washington State Wine will host James' tasting the week of March 12 at our Seattle office. You are receiving this email by his invitation only. Please note he will be tasting these wines blind, in varietal order.

You have been invited to submit up to SIX (6) wines for the tasting, and we ask you send TWO (2) bottles of each. Please enter each wine within your registration. Please note James is requesting wines from the 2015 or 2016 vintage, or your current release.

** These dates are quickly approaching, so please take note of the below deadlines. **

Registration Deadline: Friday, March 2, 2018
Shipping Deadline: Friday, March 9, 2018
Ship to:
Washington State Wine Commission
ATTN: Heather Bradshaw
1201 Western Ave Ste. 450
Seattle, WA 98101
*please attach the provided shipping label to your shipment

For any and all questions, contact:
Heather Bradshaw
(206) 326-5752

To note:

  • The James Suckling Tasting is by invitation only.
  • WA State Wine Commission plays a neutral role and presents each wine to James in an impartial and consistent manner (all will be presented blind, in varietal order).
  • James Suckling holds 100% discretion on reviews, scores, postings etc.

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