I am not in the wine business. I write this site purely for my own satisfaction and the satisfaction of whomever happens to come along and think I have something interesting to say. I can guarantee that every wine I write about on this site is a bottle that I have paid for with my own money and drank in a setting that lets me give it the attention it deserves—not in a mass tasting with two hundred other wines. I don’t solicit or receive free samples from wineries. I am, however, an avid reader of books about wine and occasionally feel inspired enough to write about them on this site, which means I certainly wouldn’t object to being sent review copies of anything that might strike my fancy.