Entry Requirements

Write a Critique

Write a critique of your favorite wine using the downloadable entry form below or freeform. Be sure to include at least the name of your wine, varietal, vintage, tasting notes, pairing suggestions and an explanation of why you love it. 

Email Your Entry

Once you have written your critique, email it to Leona Perry at leona@preston-layne.com. Please include your phone number so we have another way to contact you. 

Attend the LIVE Happy Hour

In order to be eligible to win, you must attend the Wine with Van Happy Hour on Friday, May 1st.  Have a bottle of the wine you chose at hand and be ready to discuss it. Here is the link to the Happy Hour. The meeting ID is 857 486 382 and the password is 812299.

Enter by 12 Noon. on May 1st

Make sure you get your entry in by 12 noon. on Friday, May 1st so our team has time to evaluate all entries and choose a winner. 

How We Choose

The winner will be the person who is deemed to have the most thorough and creative critique. 


* Any wine -- $50 Gift Certificate for your favorite local restaurant.

* A Preston-Layne Wine -- $100 Gift Certificate for your favorite local restaurant.


Contest Entry Form

Official Contest Rules

Wine with Van Happy Hour Contest


Contest Rules


1. Eligibility 

   Wine with Van Happy Hour Contest (the "Contest") is open to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia who are at least twenty-one (21) years old at the time of entry. Employees of Preston-Layne & Partners and other companies associated with the promotion of the Contest, and their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates and advertising and promotion agencies as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings, and children) and household members of each such employee are not eligible. The Contest is subject to federal, state, and local laws and regulations. 

2. Sponsor 

   The Contest is sponsored by Preston-Layne & Partners, located at P.O. Box 1740, East Greenwich, Rhode Island 02818. 

This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by or associated with Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn or any other social media outlet.

3. Agreement to Official Rules 

   Participation in the Contest constitutes entrant's full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which are final and binding. Winning a prize is contingent upon being compliant with these Official Rules and fulfilling all other requirements set forth herein. Entrants agree to allow their user generated content to reside on the Preston-Layne & Partners and be used for promotional purposes and any other purposes to which Preston-Layne sees fit.  

4. Contest Period 

   The Contest begins on April 28, 2020 at 12 noon Eastern and ends on May 1, 2020 at 12 p.m. Eastern (the "Contest Period"). Entries that are submitted before or after the Contest Period will be disqualified. Submissions will be accepted for the duration of the Contest using any of the following methods: 

- Email 

5. How to Enter 

   Submit a critique of your favorite wine to Leona Perry (leona@preston-layne.com). You must must provide your phone number as an alternate form of contact. You may use the downloadable form provided to on our website (www.preston-layne.com) or submit free form. 

       Limit one (1) entry per person, per email address, and per household for the duration of the Contest Period, regardless of method of entry. Entries received from any person, e-mail address, or household in excess of the stated limitation will be void. All entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned. 

6. Prize Drawing 

   On or about May 01, 2020, the Preston-Layne Team will select what they consider to the best critique submitted. The winner/s will be selected based on the entrant including a description of the wine they are critiquing, tasting notes and pairing suggestions, as well as creativity. The Sponsor will attempt to notify the potential winner during our LIVE Happy Hour on or about May 01, 2020. If the potential winner does not attend the LIVE Happy Hour event, the Sponsor may select an alternate potential winner in his/her place  from the remaining non-winning, eligible entries. 

7. Winner Notification 

   The potential winners will be notified LIVE during our Friday Happy Hour events. Each potential winner (must be 21 years of age or older) will be required to complete, electronically sign and submit a Declaration of Compliance within five (5) days of the date notice or attempted notice is sent, in order to claim his/her prize. If a potential winner cannot be contacted, or fails to submit the Declaration of Compliance within the required time period (if applicable), or prize is returned as undeliverable, potential winner forfeits prize. Potential winners must continue to comply with all terms and conditions of these Official Rules, and winning is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements. In the event that a potential winner is disqualified for any reason, Sponsor will award the applicable prize to an alternate winner from among all remaining eligible entries. Only three (3) alternate drawings will be held, after which the prize will remain un-awarded. Prizes will be fulfilled approximately 8-10 weeks after the conclusion of the Contest. 

8. Prizes 

   Critique of Non-Preston-Layne Wine: $50 gift certificate to the local restaurant of your choice 

Critique of a Preston-Layne Wine: $100 gift certificate to the local restaurant of your choice.

(You are not required to purchase these wines. You may critique wines that you already have in your possession.) 

9. General Conditions 

   In the event that the operation, security, or administration of the Contest is impaired in any way for any reason, including, but not limited to fraud, virus, bug, worm, unauthorized human intervention or other technical problem, or in the event the Contest is unable to run as planned for any other reason, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion, the Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, either (a) suspend the Contest to address the impairment and then resume the Contest in a manner that best conforms to the spirit of these Official Rules or (b) terminate the Contest and, in the event of termination, award the prize at random from among the eligible, non-suspect entries received up to the time of the impairment. The Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Contest or to be acting in violation of these Official Rules or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. Any attempt by any person to damage the website or undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, the Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages (including attorney's fees) and any other remedies from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Failure by the Sponsor to enforce any provision of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. 

10. Release and Limitations of Liability 

   By participating in the Contest, entrants agree to release and hold harmless the Sponsor, and each of their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, other companies associated with the Contest, and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, shareholders, representatives, and agents (the Released Parties) from and against any claim or cause of action arising out of participation in the Contest or receipt or use of the prize (including any travel or activity related thereto), including, but not limited to: (a) any technical errors associated with the Contest, including lost, interrupted or unavailable Internet Service Provider (ISP), network, server, wireless service provider, or other connections, availability or accessibility or miscommunications or failed computer, satellite, telephone, cellular tower or cable transmissions, lines, or technical failure or jumbled, scrambled, delayed, or misdirected transmissions or computer hardware or software malfunctions, failures or difficulties; (b) unauthorized human intervention in the Contest; (c) mechanical, network, electronic, computer, human, printing or typographical errors; (d) application downloads, (e) any other errors or problems in connection with the Contest, including, without limitation, errors that may occur in the administration of the Contest, the announcement of the winner, the cancellation or postponement of the event and/or the flyover, if applicable, the incorrect downloading of the application, the processing of entries application downloads or in any Contest-related materials; or (f) injury, death, losses or damages of any kind, to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrants participation in the Contest or acceptance, receipt or misuse of the prize (including any travel or activity related thereto). Entrant further agrees that in any cause of action, the Released Parties liability will be limited to the cost of entering and participating in the Contest, and in no event shall the entrant be entitled to receive attorney's fees. Released Parties are also not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by site users, tampering, hacking, or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Contest. Entrant waives the right to claim any damages whatsoever, including, but not limited to, punitive, consequential, direct, or indirect damages. 

11. Disputes 

   Except where prohibited, each entrant agrees that any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, the Contest or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate court located in Rhode Island. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, entrants rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of the Sponsor in connection with the Contest, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of Rhode Island, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules, which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than Rhode Island. 

12. Privacy 

   Information collected from entrants is subject to sponsor's privacy policy.