How We Work
We conduct blind tastings of wines, beers, and spirits several days a week to produce our ratings and reviews. Our tasting panels include highly experienced, professional tasters and tastemakers that must be industry buyers or experts such as beverage directors, educators, retailers, restaurateurs, mixologists, or prominent beverage writers. Over the last 35 years, hundreds of drinks industry professionals have tasted on our panels, contributed their insights, and shared in our unique, collaborative evaluation and learning process.
Many of our judges have completed certifications of their own, however they train using our proprietary blind tasting methodology and develop world-class tasting and analytical skills that give them an advantage in the market. If you feel you meet these qualifications and are a member of the trade or media and would like to join us to audit a blind tasting panel, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to initiate our highly-selective approval process.