Liquor.com Product Review Editorial Guidelines & Mission

Our Team

We’re a team of experienced writers and editors who obsessively scour the retail landscape (both online and off) to find the best products for your life. Besides being experts in our fields, having worked for brands like Real Simple, This Old House, Food & Wine, and Amazon—we’re consumers too—and we personally have a passion for products and services that make your life easier.

Our Mission

It is our mission to help our users make the best purchase decisions—it’s that simple.

What We Do

We exhaustively research and recommend a broad range of products and ultimately make a curated list of recommendations from writers with subject-matter expertise in every product category we cover. We do receive an affiliate commission on some, but not all, of the products that we recommend if you decide to click through to the retailer site and make a purchase.

After we publish an article, we don’t just forget about it. Our team is relentless when it comes to updating and keeping our existing recommendations fresh, accurate, and helpful. We have our fingers on the pulse when it comes to the latest releases, from cocktail muddlers to whiskey glasses and more. Our recommended products run the gamut from budget to splurge-worthy, and we’re not loyal to any one specific retailer or brand. We make it a point to source recommendations from reliable companies who deliver exemplary customer service, so you can have a seamless shopping experience.

Please note that all products, including those we review and recommend, may from time to time be subject to recalls or revised use recommendations. We, therefore, urge you to monitor any official announcements here https://www.cpsc.gov/Newsroom/ that may be related to products you purchase.

We also know how frustrating it can be to do your research on a product only to add it to your cart and see that it’s out of stock, so we try to mitigate this by having dedicated editors check availability daily to provide you with the best user experience possible.

In terms of both content creation and hiring practices, we are committed to ensuring that our commerce team reflects the diversity of the food and beverage world. This means showcasing brands owned by BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) and other minority groups whenever possible, and hiring more diverse writers, staff members, and experts. You can read more about our commitment to anti-racism here.

Why You Should Trust Us

The product recommendations from Liquor.com are purely editorial. Our team never takes free samples for reviews nor lets retailers, public relations firms, or salespeople dictate our content and product coverage. Instead, we do the heavy lifting ourselves by tapping into our network of experts and testers to help you make smarter purchases—and to avoid that dreaded buyer’s remorse.

Meet Us

Tory Brangham Liquor.com

Tory Brangham is Chief Commerce Officer at Dotdash and has led the team since May 2017.

Tory initially joined Dotdash as General Manager of The Spruce, overseeing the development and launch of the site, now one of the largest home and food sites on the Internet.

She received her B.A. from Colgate University with a degree in International Relations.

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Tory Brangham
Chief Commerce Officer
Julia Warren Liquor.com

Julia joined Dotdash's commerce team in May 2018 and is now the VP of Commerce. She brings with her more than a decade of experience working in the digital publishing industry. Prior to working at Dotdash, Julia was a freelance commerce writer and the editorial producer at TravelandLeisure.com, where she managed the site’s sponsorship initiatives. 

Julia's work has appeared online for What to Expect, Food & Wine, Martha Stewart’s Everyday Food, and This Old House.

Julia received her BS in food science from Cornell University and graduated from the culinary arts program at the International Culinary Center. 

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Julia Warren
VP, Commerce
Taysha Murtaugh Liquor

Taysha joined Dotdash in February 2019. Taysha's work has been featured in many publications including Martha Stewart, Country Living, LivingWell with Diabetes Better Homes and Gardens, and Woman's Day.

She was a finalist for a Hearst Editorial Excellence Award and received a nod from The New York Times for her original reporting.

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Taysha Murtaugh
Editorial Director, Commerce
Prairie Rose Liquor

Prairie joined Liquor.com as Commerce Editor in October 2020.

She is the founder and editor of Bit By a Fox, which won Saveur Magazine's Readers' Choice Award for Best Drinks Blog

Her work has appeared in The Whiskey Wash, Forbes, Men's Health, Self Magazine, Design Sponge, and others.

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Prairie Rose
Commerce Editor
Collier Sutter

Her writing and editing has appeared in many publications including Architectural Digest, People Magazine, House Beautiful, Delish, Eat This, Not That!, Greatist, and more.

Collier has a Bachelor's degree in English & Journalism from Lehigh University.

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Collier Sutter
Food and Drink Review Editor
Erika Reals Liquor.com

Erika joined Dotdash in November 2020.

She earned a B.S. in journalism from the University of Kansas.

Her work has been featured on Daily Mail, The Whisp, and more.

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Erika Reals
Editorial Commerce Producer
Sara Hines Liquor.com

Sara joined Dotdash in 2020. Before joining Dotdash, she was Director of Product for New York Times Parenting.

She holds an M.B.A., M.S., and a B.F.A.

She currently works as the Director of Product for the Commerce team at Dotdash and holds over a decade of experience in digital product development and marketing, with a focus on user-growth and engagement.

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Sara Hines
Director of Product
Carrie Gavit Liquor.com

Carrie is an editorial project manager at Dotdash. She joined the team in December 2020. Prior to joining Dotdash, she was a digital editor at Haymarket Media.

In previous positions, she covered topics ranging from healthcare to home decor.

Carrie received her B.A. in English from Hanover College and her M.A. in Women’s and Gender Studies from The University of Texas at Austin.

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Carrie Gavit
Editorial Project Manager
David Kukin Liquor.com

David started at Dotdash in 2019. Prior to working at Dotdash, David was a digital photo editor at Departures (American Express) and Travel + Leisure. He also held positions at Architectural Digest, Niche Media, and Thrillist.

He attended New York University.

David has more than a decade of experience working in the photo, design, and digital media industries.

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David Kukin
Photo Editor
Meg Lappe Liquor

Meg joined Dotdash’s commerce team in November 2020 and is the Senior Commerce Editor for news and deals.

Meg received her Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Villanova University and began her career working with products at SELF Magazine. Testing products has always been a passion of hers whether identifying the best canned wines, or giving every meal kit a chance in the kitchen.

Her work has appeared in Gear Patrol, SELF, Glamour, Women’s Running, and The Field Mag.

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Meg Lappe
Senior Commerce Editor, News and Deals
Perri Kressel Liquor

Perri Kressel is an associate commerce editor and news and deals writer at Dotdash, and has written for Liquor.com since March 2021.

Her work has appeared in a variety of publications including Refinery29, Swirled, Buzzfeed, Guest of a Guest, The Tab, and The Westside Rag.

She received a B.A. in Journalism and Social and Cultural Analysis from New York University.

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Perri Kressel
Associate Commerce Editor, Trending
Andrea Navarro

Andrea has worked for Dotdash since 2018. Prior to joining Dotdash, Andrea worked as a beauty editor at Teen Vogue, The Zoe Report, and Rose Inc.

She received her Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations from Penn State University. Andrea currently resides in Los Angeles.

Her work has appeared in Teen Vogue, Pop Sugar, The Zoe Report, Women’s Wear Daily, LOCALE, HelloGiggles, Mane Addicts, and more.

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Andrea Navarro
Associate Editor, RSS
Sam Aronson

Samantha joined the Commerce team at Dotdash in 2020 as a production assistant. Prior to Dotdash she was part of the editorial team at City Guide NY.

She has written for both digital and print publications, including J14 Magazine and Mommybites.com.

She has published work in fields ranging from fashion to food and drink and more.

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Samantha Aronson
Commerce Production Assistant

Contact Us

If you have questions, comments, or opinions you’d like to share with our team of editors, please feel free to email us at commercefeedback@dotdash.com