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Rick Bakas is a certified sommelier and the Founder of Bakas Media, an award winning new media relations firm in San Francisco, CA. He has consulted with brands such as, ABC’s Bachelor Ben Flajnik, Evening Land Vineyards, Mollydooker, Chateau Montelena, the CIVL Languedoc and Portalupi Winery.

He is a contributor to Mashable, Flipboard, Wine Business Monthly, Sommelier Journal and has been referenced in The Wall Street Journal, Wired, CNET, SF Chronicle, ABC Nightline and the New York Times.

PR & Samples for Back to Bakas

“…before Klout in social media, there was no way to pinpoint society’s hidden influencers. These include friends and family members whose recommendations directly impact our buying decisions, as well as quasi-public figures best known for the Twitter updates — like, say, San Francisco sommelier Rick Bakas, whose 75,000 plus followers hang on his every wine-pairing suggestion.”

– WIRED, May 2012




What to Expect When Submitting Samples:

There is no cost or obligation when submitting samples. Submitted products may or may not appear in feature stories, other blog posts or on Twitter, Facebook, Forkly, Pinterest or Google+. Submitted products may appear on Wine Country Eating or other social sites with the following traffic:

+ Twitter – 99,000 Followers
+ Google+ – 1.3 million Followers (and key search terms)
+ Facebook Sommelier Page – 2,000 Fans + Reach varies:
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+ Wine Country Eating – 80,000 to 100,000 pages views + 30,000 to 50,000 visitors per month:
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For targeted advertising or to submit a sample, use the form below. Back to Bakas reserves the right to review or use submitted products as features, in recipes or as part of a related story.