WineBlog's Compensatory Disclosure Policy


This is a personal blog written and edited by Jack Keller. This blog abides by honesty of relationship, opinion and identity and operates under the following policy regarding compensatory disclosure. Within this policy, "we," "this blog" and "Jack Keller" are one and the same.

This blog receives monetary compensation for conspicuous advertising and certain affiliate programs identified below. We do not accept any form of paid topic insertions or product endorsements. However, we will and do accept, keep, use, or consume occasional free product samples, review copies of publications provided by the publisher or author, accept free event registrations, and accept other forms of compensation (e.g. travel, lodging) from companies and organizations which may not be specifically identified.

Product reviews in this blog are written by and honestly express the opinion(s) of Jack Keller. Many such reviews are freely written without any prior or subsequent compensation or prompting, but some reviews or product endorsements were rendered based on the use or consumption of promotional product samples. Providing a product sample neither guarantees nor influences the product's review or endorsement but merely guarantees the product is available for use or consumption. Not all samples received are used or consumed. Those not used are given away or donated to non-profit entities.

We will only endorse products or services that we believe, based on our personal use and experience, are worthy of such endorsement. Any manufacturer's or provider's claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer or provider.

Most books reviewed in this blog are reviewed without having been provided a review copy. However, many (but not all) of the cookbooks reviewed were provided by the publisher without promise of a review or even a mention.

The owner of this blog has an affiliate relationship with Google AdSense as a pay-per-click advertising facilitator and with Amazon and LivingDirect / WineCoolerDirect as product retailers paying a commission on sales resulting from links on this blog. Any companies providing monetized compensation to this blog for sales, subscriptions or services will be identified here or in the blog content where the promotion is made.

This blog does not knowingly contain any content which might present a conflict of interest.




This policy was enunciated on January 3, 2011 and was last updated July 25, 2014.