100% tax deductible services that delivers professional results for you and fundraising for us. Because the Journal doesn’t charge to submit wines for review, we must provide value in other places so that we can generate the revenue we seek and continue in pursuit of our mission to build awareness for Texas wines through independent, credible and objective ratings.
If you are interested in Journal services please contact Daniel Kelada directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
Blending Trial Panel
A 2-3-judge panel billed out at $150 per hour to participate in blending trials with producers on a scheduled basis. Scheduling options:
1. Half Day (3 hours)
2. Full Day (6 hours) requires that the producer provide a meal for the panel
The half-day is the minimum blending trial reservation that can be made and all expenses related to travel, lodging and meals are considered additional costs assumed by the producer and not covered in the hourly bill rate.
The Journal will coordinate judges from the panel or other qualified wine persons that are closest to you to reduce travel expenses, but this is subject to variability and qualified persons schedule.
If you wish to come to the Journal to take advantage of this service, the Journal will coordinate space at Vine Vault (501 Congress Ave, Austin Texas, 78701). An additional $200 charge will be applied to the service offering to reserve and hold space at Vine Vault for blending trial purposes. Both kitchen and board room space will be available for this purpose.
Through Orange Cone Agency (an experienced public relations and digital strategies company), we are offering professional services in publicizing Texas Wine Journal results to the state’s most influential wine writers.
As a special offer to producers that submit to the Journal and who desire additional support in raising awareness about their winery among influencers and potential visitors and customers, the Texas Wine Journal has partnered with Orange Cone to create a $400 PR package including:
- A professionally-written press release, available for use on your website, announcing your Texas Wine Journal rating and other winery news or announcements
- Distribution of that press release (and follow-up) to a number of state’s top wine writers
- Delivery of coverage directly to your in-box for reuse on your website and social media platforms.
All fees paid to the Journal are considered tax-deductible contributions according to the Secretary of State of Texas.