Following are the disclosure policies of this website in terms of its content and general ethics. They also apply to social media content related to the website, including Instagram and Facebook.

Please read the Privacy Policy, Terms & Conditions, and Membership Terms for site usage policies.

Content Policy

Hudin.com is solely sustained through reader subscriptions and thus is 100% free of advertisements, sponsored articles, “advertorials” or any other kind of paid content. We also do not accept generic regional sponsorship for content nor any form of public “grant” funding. No inquires for such articles will be entertained but relevant press releases and newsletters may be sent to info@hudin.com.

This website requires a paid subscription for access to articles, scored wines, and reference sections. There are however a limited number of articles per month published for reading free of charge such as book reviews, film/tv reviews, essays, and some product reviews amongst others. Please be advised that within these free-to-read articles there can sometimes be outbound Amazon Affiliate links in archived material, but this has stopped for any new content as of 1 January 2021.

Wine Reviewing Policy

There is never a charge to review wines and samples are accepted on an ad hoc basis. If wishing to send wines please email first to arrange delivery details and please review how wines are scored.

While the majority of wines reviewed on this site are part of larger tastings for the Regional Reports, individual samples will be reviewed as received and will always be posted to the Wines section of the website unless flawed or not receiving a minimum score of 84 points in which case, the winery will be notified of this.

Wines sent will be considered for posting as articles or on social media channels if deemed of interest for readers. Note that this is at the discretion of the website team and no guarantees can be made as to when or if they will be posted. If a wine is not to be posted on any channel outside the website for whatever reason, this needs to be stated by the winery prior to tasting.

Wine scores may be used by wineries in the promotion (print and/or digital) of said wines as long as they are properly attributed to this website and we have score graphics available for anyone who wishes to use them.

Please note that we do not accept wines for review with no added SO2 and are ideally looking for wines to have at least 25mg/l of free SO2 at bottling.

Travel Policy

The vast majority of wine trips for research on this website are self-funded and it should be assumed as such on articles unless otherwise stated.

Invitations will at times be accepted for a limited amount of press trips. If a trip is accepted it will be due to the interest to write about that specific region, so please note that a) there will absolutely be coverage on this website and b) it will be stated what expenses were covered and by whom.

Trips funded by individual wineries or commercial entities will not be entertained, only those by generic promotional bodies for a region or trade group. Since 2008, when the Vinologue wine book series and accompanying blog were launched (which this website has ultimately descended from), all travel related to the research of the books or the related articles on this website (including airfare, car rental, accommodation, meals, etc.) was 100% self-funded by Miquel Hudin.

Any author that writes for Hudin.com after attending a trip reserves the right to state in their article a fully objective account of the trip whether that be positive or negative. Requests for alteration of content, unless factually inaccurate, will not be entertained.

Wine Fairs/Tastings

We do not run nor consult on any wine events/tastings where wineries have to pay to participate which could generate revenue for the website. While potentially a substantial amount of income, it is a direct conflict of interest to any publication that operates in this manner and violates ethical guidelines of journalism. Thus, we do not nor will ever work in this manner.

Miquel Hudin

Miquel Hudin is the owner of both this website as well as the Vinologue book series, and their corresponding, trademarked brands. Please read his full bio for more background information.

While he historically worked as a web developer when living in San Francisco, he now works as a writer, based in Catalunya, Spain. His writing income is derived from various articles he publishes for magazines such as: Decanter, World of Fine Wine, Wine & Spirits, Guildsomm, TimAtkin.com, and others. Work that may still be found on JancisRobinson.com, was fully unpaid.

Additional portions of income are earned from export consultation, book sales of the Vinologue series, sporadic translation work, and then a larger umbrella of “wine education” which comprises guided tastings, lectures, and wine tours.

While a regular wine judge in competitions such as the Decanter Wine Awards, he receives no income from this activity beyond the organizers covering his cost of attending said competitions, sometimes via a daily stipend, but usually through their direct purchase of travel.

Miquel is not currently employed by any winery, regional body, nor other commercial entity within the wine or greater alcoholic drinks sector.

Last updated 15 November 2023