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  • There is never a charge to review the wines or photograph labels, or principals. Beginning in 2018, optional photography services available to wineries will be fee-based. The purely domestic wine report ...
  • Beginning in 1996, through 2008, I wrote thousands of tasting notes/reviews on wines I wanted my retail clients to know about. During that era, I successfully introduced many wines that went ...
  • Unfortunately, no. I realize readers mainly want to know which wines to pursue, however they also want to know about the wines that are best to avoid, and why. The purely ...
  • The purely domestic wine report is the only publication that exclusively covers California, Oregon and Washington wines from the perspective of a single reviewer. It is independent and accepts no advertising, ...
  • Annual subscription (online) is 50USD. Online + print edition is 100USD to US addresses only. Throughout the year, various promotions may offer a subscription discount for a limited time. The purely ...
  • If you are a domestic winery, distributor, broker or PR for brands located in California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, or Arizona, and want to submit your wine for possible review, please know ...
  • Doug Wilder is the wine critic and publisher for pdwr. Guest articles, from invited writers, are anticipated in every issue discussing subjects within their expertise. This may become a rotating feature ...
  • I primarily taste at left hand rule studio in Sonoma Valley, or San Francisco. I alternatively may taste with winemakers, vintners. distributors, or brokers at various locations.
  • As much as possible, I try to use a single glass shape and manufacturer for consistency. Since 2017, Zalto Bordeaux.
  • In order to provide a balanced, fair review of wines and producers, I do not allow any advertising from wineries, instead I include a hyperlink to every winery website in the ...
  • As a matter of disclosure, the purely domestic wine report typically does not purchase wines for review. Content for reviews is derived from a variety of sources  ...
  • Unfortunately, no. pdwr is a ‘junket-free’ wine review publication. Apart from accepting media access to domestic wine events I attend, I pay my own expenses for travel, lodging and all meals ...