• About

    The Wine Skinny started in 1998 as an experiment in internet publishing and with the commitment to making wine fun and accessible to everyone — novice and expert alike. The idea behind this site is that wine is an essential part of life and food and time with friends and family. You’ll find no wine snobbery or intimidation here! Just information and descriptions about wine, food pairings and ways to happily incorporate wine into your daily lifestyle.

    The Wine Skinny is written by Robyn Tinsley:
    Robyn co-founded the Wine Skinny in 1998 and has been the Managing Editor since its inception. Robyn regularly contributes wine articles and wine-and-food pairing recommendations to a number of publications, including Santé, GRAPE, Wine Enthusiast Magazine, Culinary Thymes Magazine, My Table Magazine, BestDressedMeals.com, iChef.com, post-gazette.com, wine.com, healthykitchen.com, thehomevine.com and others. She also contributes wine pairings to books, including the upcoming Les Dames d’Escoffier cookbook, an international organization of which she is a member.She has completed the first level of the Court of Master Sommelier program and is a Certified Specialist of Wine with the Society of Wine Educators. In 2011, she completed the Wine & Spirits Education Trust (WSET) diploma.

    Winery Sample Shipping Info:
    c/o Tinsley PR
    2935 Ferndale, Suite 200
    Houston, TX 77098

    We generally request two bottles of any particular wine submitted for review, but obviously understand that this may not be possible in all situations. We also strongly recommend express delivery, as it can be quite warm in Houston year-round. Technical sheets, a digital label or bottle image (can be emailed), and suggested retail pricing information are always appreciated! Email us with questions.

    Note: We’re heavy into recycling all the cardboard boxes and egg carton packaging we receive. So if you can avoid sending us styrofoam, we’d appreciate it! (As would the planet…)