What information is paywalled at Northwest Wine Report?

Almost all content at Northwest Wine Report is freely available. Exceptions are 1) wine reviews 2) the site’s searchable database of wine reviews and 3) certain other subscriber-only content. Access to these parts of the site require a subscription.

Why isn’t more content paywalled at Northwest Wine Report?

I want more people reading about goings on in the Northwest wine industry rather than less, as I feel that’s in the industry’s best interest. So I have selected certain discrete parts of the site to paywall while keeping as much content as possible freely available.

That said, I need to make a living, and this site is my primary source of income. It’s a leap of faith that enough readers will subscribe to keep as much content as possible freely available.

What are the different subscription types at Northwest Wine Report?

Northwest Wine Report has three subscription types: Consumer, Commercial, and Enterprise. Each subscription type is available on a monthly or an annual basis.

All three provide access to 1) newly-published, blind-tasted wine reviews 2) a web-searchable database of previously published reviews and 3) other subscriber-only content. This content is not otherwise available to non-subscribers.

What is a Consumer subscription?

Consumer subscriptions are for personal use only. No commercial use is permitted. Content may not be shared publicly on email, social media, websites, physical collateral, or through other forms of communication. Consumer subscriptions include a single account for use by one individual. Consumer subscriptions are intended for individuals who will not be re-publishing review content and other paywalled material from northwestwinereport.com elsewhere in any form.

What is a Commercial subscription?

Commercial subscriptions are intended for members of the wine industry, including wineries, distributors, retailers, and other trade members, who intend to republish limited content via email, social media, websites, physical collateral, or other forms of communication. Commercial subscriptions include accounts for use by up to three individuals at the same organization. Commercial subscribers may republish no more than 200 individual ratings and reviews and 50 reviews from any single article.

What is an Enterprise subscription?

Enterprise subscriptions are for members of the wine industry that require a larger number of accounts than are allowed with a Commercial subscription. Enterprise subscriptions include accounts for use by up to six individuals at the same organization. Enterprise subscribers may republish no more than 400 individual ratings and reviews and 50 reviews from any single article.

If I am using the reviews for commercial purposes, can I sign up for a Consumer subscription?

No. If you are using reviews on the site for commercial purposes and not your own personal use, you must sign up for either a Commercial subscription or an Enterprise subscription.

I am in the wine trade but will not be using the reviews on the site for commercial purposes. Can I sign up for a Consumer subscription?

Yes. If you do not intend to use reviews or content on the site for any commercial purposes but only for your own personal use, you can sign up for a Consumer subscription, even if you are in the wine trade.

If I am a winery, do I need to subscribe to Northwest Wine Report to receive and use ratings and reviews for my wines?

No. Wineries do not need to subscribe to Northwest Wine Report to receive or use ratings and reviews. You will be notified via email when reviews of your wines have been published. To receive a copy of the reviews, whether you subscribe or not, either respond to the notification email or contact [email protected]. Please allow two weeks for reviews to be sent via email after they have been requested.

Does Northwest Wine Report offer student discounts? 

Yes. Please contact [email protected] for additional information.

What subscription type should public relations agencies sign up for?

If the public relations company will be responsible for commercial activities regarding promoting ratings and reviews for wineries that they work with, they should sign up for a Commercial or Enterprise subscription. If the public relations company will not be using the ratings and reviews for commercial purposes, they should sign up for a Consumer subscription.

I am a subscriber. Can I share my account with other people?

No. Consumer subscriptions are restricted to use by a single individual. Commercial subscriptions include accounts for use by up to three individuals at the same organization. Enterprise subscriptions include accounts for use by up to six individuals at the same organization. Account login and password information cannot be shared with other individuals for any of the subscription types.

I work at Winery A and have a Commercial/Enterprise subscription. Can I use one of my accounts for someone at Winery B?

No. Commercial and Enterprise accounts are for individuals at the same organization.

I work at a winery and have a Commercial/Enterprise subscription. Can I use one of my accounts for someone at the PR company that I work with?

No. Commercial and Enterprise accounts are for individuals at the same organization.

I have a Commercial/Enterprise account. How do I set up sub-accounts?

To set up sub-accounts (only available for Commercial and Enterprise subscriptions), go to My Account -> Subscriptions -> Sub Accounts -> Add Sub Account. Enter in the required information.

How do I update my credit card information?

To update your credit card information, go to My Account -> Subscriptions -> Update.

Does Northwest Wine Report sell or share subscriber information to others?

No. We do not sell or share subscriber information or use subscriber information beyond ways outlined in our Privacy Policy.

Are gift subscriptions to Northwest Wine Report available?

Yes. You can read about how to give gift subscriptions here.

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If you have any additional questions or need clarification, please contact [email protected].

Last modified: December 17, 2023