The Wine Curmudgeon believes in openness and transparency. No one pays me to review their wine, though I do accept samples from wineries without any preconditions about what I write. However, I also buy wine for review. 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.”
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