Wine review policy
The Wine Curmudgeon practices openness and transparency. No one pays me to review their wine and I don’t accept money for favorable reviews, though I do accept samples from wineries without any preconditions about what I write. However, I also buy wine for review, which accounts for about half the wines reviewed on the site.
Each review notes whether the wine is a sample or purchased in the parenthetical statement where I quote the price – as in, “$10, sample” or “$14, purchased.” The percentage figure in the statement is the wine’s alcohol content.