Hi Leah. Yes. She did thank TWS and Pierre Mansour at the very end.
Her previous post, at one of Boutaris’ properties, doesn’t follow the same practice, nor does the one on the Roeder champagne.
The main thing is less about Effi, who I am sure is a trove of knowledge and enthusiasm that is infecting and will positively influence people to take up some good wines, and more about bringing any potential sources of conflicts of interest upfront for the sake of transparency, so readers take that factor into account.
There is nothing wrong about sending samples of wine or creating events for the press, and some people are perfectly happy with postings bordering on “informercials” but a mutual ownership company like TWS should rate transparency high above all things.