Sample & Travel Policy

Meg Houston Maker evaluates thousands of wines annually, including samples submitted directly for review and those tasted while traveling globally to visit producers or participate in major U.S. and international tastings.

Her wine reviews appear in consumer and trade media and on this award-winning publication, Maker’s Table. Her wine articles enjoy 25K+ unique readers, and Meg is also regarded as a top wine social influencer, with a network of tens of thousands of wine and food-centric followers. Read more about Meg on the About page.

Meg travels extensively and welcomes invitations to participate in press trips, winery and wine region tours, tastings, and other culinary experiences, and to judge competitions. Her insights as a wine editor and journalist have made her a popular and engaging speaker at industry events. She has mentored scores of writers, seasoned and new. And she’s also available for freelance writing assignments on wine, food, travel, and culture.

Maker’s Table does not accept advertising or engage in paid promotions. Gifts, samples, and sponsored travel are always disclosed. Meg strives to render her wine reviews journalistically and without commercial bias. A review is not guaranteed, and she will never write about a wine that’s obviously flawed by packaging, handling, or storage conditions.

Prior to shipping wine samples, please contact Meg for shipping address and compliance information. She also welcomes inquiries for writing and editorial assignments, and for travel, speaking, teaching, and judging opportunities.

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Meg Houston Maker
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