Sample and Disclosure Policies

I have personally purchased all wine that is reviewed unless otherwise noted. If a wine was provided at no cost for purpose of review, it is clearly identified as such.
The price listed is what I spent, not including tax, rounded to the nearest dollar.
If “average price” is listed the wine was either purchased in a restaurant or shared with me by friends or family and I have stated the average online cost.

I do accept samples for review. My focus is dedicated to wines that are crafted under at least one of the following methods: low intervention, biodynamic, organic and sustainable. Certification isn’t necessary, as I understand the issues and red tape associated with the process. I believe in philosophy over formality.

The gratuitous nature of any wine received does not affect the objectivity of the review.
If you are interested in having your wines, vineyard, viticulture practices, region or just about anything wine related reviewed or discussed, please email me at:

cara rutherford

twitter: @cara_vino
instagram: cara.rutherford