The views and opinions that we, the Las Vegas Critics, express on this site are ours and ours alone. We will never accept compensation for anything that we write on this blog and you can trust us to remain impartial even in instances where we know the business owners or the product manufacturers. In other words, we do not blog for pay. You might be thinking, “But you guys live in Las Vegas. Surely you, of all people, know that everyone has a price.” The only response we have for that is: The Las Vegas Critics do not have a price – and even if we did, it would be well beyond what you can afford, so forget about it. We understand that we have to fight against the assumptions that people will make about integrity and credibility because of where we are from, but for that, just know that our reason for existing was born out of a desire to add legitimacy to the Las Vegas market's critical reviewing world.
That having been said, we will accept products for review but we can’t make any guarantees that your item will be featured on the blog. If we do review a product that, for one reason or another, we have not purchased we will state that fact in the review. This will rarely be an issue, because in most cases we will buy the items ourselves. When we review a product that has been submitted to us that definitely does not guarantee a favorable review, but it does not penalize the product (wine or otherwise,) either - it just allows us to review more things. Additionally, advertisers on our site will not be guaranteed a review of their prouduct, and if we review something that is or has been advertised on the site, we will disclose that information as well. Moreover, when you find a review of a product on Las Vegas Critics that is linked to an Amazon page, please understand that that is not an endorsement of the product. You might actually decide to buy a product based on the things we did not like about it. The links to our affiliate account will just allow us to make a (very) small amount of money on any potential sales of things we've reviewed and allow us to keep the proverbial lights on. The main point: we are going to make every possible effort to remain transparent and impartial.
We now live in an increasingly complex world that makes communication to the masses much easier than at any other point in human history. Scores of people share their opinions online every day and, unfortunately, some of those people have questionable ethical and moral standards. When you encounter someone’s random opinion online, it’s difficult to know whether or not you can trust the person responsible. At LasVegasCritics.com you don’t have to worry: we value our readers way too much to do anything that would jeopardize the relationship we’ve developed with them.