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Short, appealing, non-technical reviews created by global wine experts.

Planet Grape Wine Review delivers short, non-technical reviews for regular people. Created by renowned wine expert Catherine Fallis, the world’s fifth female Master Sommelier, and made up of only the highest-level credentialed beverage industry experts, PGWR is America’s first female-led wine review. Each panelist brings their own palate, tastes, preferences, and rich experience to the table.

When evaluating wines, spirits, ciders, beers and food items, PLANET GRAPE WINE REVIEW assigns a point score. As a sommelier, Catherine Fallis eschewed the 100-point system, preferring her own palate to the ratings of the Wine Spectator or of Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate. As a consumer wine advocate, she understands how helpful these point scores are. After being asked by a winery client to give point scores to a library collection of their wines, and by a boutique wine distributor to do the same, she has become a convert.

However, Catherine wants you to know it is impossible to capture the heart and soul of a wine in a quick 5-minute evaluation. She and her fellow panelists make every possible effort to employ the “grape goddess 3-day rule,” where the wine is reviewed several times over 3 days, without the use of any preservation system, to see how it evolves, changes, and opens to show its full personality. Wines are evaluated alone and with food. PG Wine Reviews are usually one sentence and have no technical jargon. Reviews of samples and purchased products are supplemented by products tasted with producers either at trade tastings or at their wineries and distilleries around the world.


Michel Rollad with Planet Grape Wine Review Team

Planet Grape Wine Review Team with Michel Rolland

Planet Grape Wine Review is now published alongside Vinous, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate, Wine Enthusiast, Wine Spectator, Wine & Spirits, Andy Dias Blue, James Suckling, and more, as well as on local and international winery websites and on shelf-talkers. Retailers including Aldi use our reviews. Trade and consumers access our reviews through our free RSS feed. Our reviews are also integrated into DRYNC’s platform and shared with their 35,000 retail partner apps and websites as well as to their 1 million downloads and 100,000 active monthly users. DRYNC is the powering app for top wine retailers in the USA and Canada, enabling consumers to access our reviews through their favorite wine merchant when they scan or search online. Thank you too for including our reviews on your site and in your marketing materials.

Catherine and her panelists are top drinks social influencers with a deep network of followers on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Delectable and more.


To have your product considered for review:

1 – email tech sheet with Standard Retail Price

2 – email FRONT LABEL jpgs

3 – ship 2 bottles per wine/spirit/beer/product

4 – include $10 processing fee per product

Planet Grape Wine Review

240 Lombard Street #826, San Francisco CA 94111

415 – 425 – 5828


“Catherine, your work has consistently been characterized by excellence and professionalism. (Not to mention your sweet demeanor!) you are in a league of your own.” Elaine Chukan Brown, Hawk Wakawaka







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We were thrilled to receive these reviews recently:

2013 Fox Den Vineyard Pinot Noir
93 points ~ Wine Enthusiast
92 points
~ Wine & Spirits

2013 Emerald Ridge Vineyard Pinot Noir
92 points ~ Wine Enthusiast
92 points ~ Planet Grape

2013 Rued Vineyard Chardonnay
93 points ~ Wine Enthusiast
92 points ~ PinotFile

2014 Green Valley Vineyard Gewürztraminer
93 points ~ Wine Enthusiast