The e-mail invite to Post staffers from Jennifer Keegan, advertising relations manager, reads: “This event, sponsored by Safeway, will feature dozens of premium wines, cheeses, and artisan bakery items.”
TastePost is an “online community” created by the Post in January. Charter members pay $20 a year. Among the benefits, members “will be invited to an array of local food and drink events, including TastePost Grand Tastings at The Washington Post.”
Post staffers do not have to be TastePost members to attend, but they do have to pay at the door. “Admission is normally $15 for TastePost members,” Keegan writes, “but as an employee you can get the reduced admission price of just $10.”
No word on the ground rules for reporters and corporate sponsors.
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