"Grey Goose had a great taste to begin with, but it was BTI's score that put us on the map. Without that, I'm not sure Grey Goose could have grown into a best-seller."
Sidney Frank, President of Sidney Frank Importing Co.
"The (Tastings) rankings have an effect on what restaurants put on their wine lists and ultimately, on what you might be drinking."
Joe Gray, Editor at Chicago Tribune
"We applaud your ruthless, objective testing methodology. (Tastings) sets the standard for others to follow."
Bill Samuels Jr., President at Maker's Mark Distillery
"BTI is all about being objective and professional. I send our beers to them because I believe I get an honest and true comparison of how they compare to world-class products in their category."
Kirby Nelson, Brewmaster at Capital Brewery
"The BTI adds to the buzz that helps us share our brand stories with trade gatekeepers. Since getting through that gate is the hardest part of the selling process, BTI is one tool we can count on to help us move forward."
Jim Caudill, Marketing at Brown-Forman
"We use the reviews from (Tastings) as part of our marketing materials. The information provided is well-received by both retail and wholesale customer bases and has generated an increase in sales."
Kathleen Heitz-Meyers, President of Heitz Wine Cellars and Wine Institute Board Chair
"The consistency and broad consumer reach of (Tastings) ratings and reviews really solidified the quality message of our artisan brand and helped us build a well-distributed and highly regarded specialty portfolio of beers."
Laurent-Xavier Gilbert, VP Development at La Brasserie Unibroue
"In the craft beer world of limited marketing budgets, it's great to have a tool like (Tastings) results. They have been a valuable resource for us."
Tom Allen, Marketing Director at North Coast Brewing Co.
"The (BTI) rankings have an effect on what restaurants put on their wine lists, and ultimately on what you might be drinking."
Joe Gray, editor, Chicago Tribune
"We appreciate so much your prompt and professional service. We make a practice of publishing your tasting results for all of our wines, and always mention your independent organization."
William Jarvis, Founder, Jarvis Vineyards
"BTI is still the outstanding tasting organization, uniquely independent. Keep up the good work!"
Jan Wells, VP of Marketing, Cannon Wines
"We have found [Tastings.com] to provide insightful and accurate information on many products that we sell, and some that we don't; a great way to look for information on both mainstream and otherwise obscure brands."
George Ryals, All Star Wines & Spirits, Retailer, Latham, NY
"Your objective global perspective is a welcome addition to the body of wine information, and will be a powerful tool to inform and motivate wine lovers of America."
Bob Betz, Master of Wine, Chateau Ste. Michelle
"We appreciate your fairness and integrity"
Ed Sbragia, Wine maker, Beringer Blass Estates
"I admire the thoroughness of your reviews, which I am absolutely certain must be enormously useful to your readers."
Michael Broadbent, Decanter
"We applaud your ruthless, objective testing methodology. BTI sets the standard for others to follow."
Bill Samuels, Jr., President Emeritus, Maker's Mark Distillery
"We started winning awards, which legitimises you, [The brand has won gold medals...from The Beverage Testing Institute.] From then on it gained momentum."
Randy Gerber, Partner, Casamigos Tequila
Inspired by the Judgment of Paris in 1976, BTI founder Craig Goldwyn organized the Chardonnay Showdown, a national tasting of 221 chardonnays. The "Best of Show" wine was made by Mike Grgich.
BTI is incorporated and starts the Western Wine Competition, the first multi-state wine competition, San Francisco
BTI's proven and consistent tasting methodology developed by our founder Craig Goldwyn and scientist Harry Lawless
BTI starts the American Wine Competition results of which, according Jess Jackson, "put Kendall Jackson on the map"
BTI renames it's competition the 'World Wine Championships', the nation's oldest international wine competition
BTI publishes International Wine Review, the first desktop published magazine
BTI was the first to publish wine reviews online managing AOL's Food & Drink Network from '89 to '93
BTI began a relationship with Wine & Spirits Magazine and produced all wine reviews from 1991 through 1993
BTI began a relationship with the Wine Enthusiast Magazine and produced all wine reviews from 1993 through 1998
BTI launches their beer and spirits review programs, The World Beer Championships and the World Spirits Championships, the oldest international beer and spirits competitions in the US
Tastings/BTI provides Restaurant Hospitality reviews, buying guides and judges their national wine list competition from 1996-2004
BTI creates the first food & beverage blog on AOL.com
BTI/TASTINGS conducts the the comprehensive vodka competition that puts the then brand new Grey Goose brand on the ma p
BTI developed it's own print and online publications, Tastings the Journal and Tastings.com as well as a series of books on wine.
During the dot-com bubble, Tasting/BTI was a content source for a dozen new lifestyle websites from Epicurious to Foo-Foo.com, 1999-2002
Tastings creates the first wine competition devoted to finding great wines $20 and under.
BTI's Director Jerald O'Kennard is the drinks correspondent for CNBC's Squawk Box, 2003-2005
BTI's Director is the special Beer Writer for the Chicago Tribune, 2006-2010