It looks like wine critic James Suckling received $24,000 for reviewing wines in Canada.
The well known wine critic appears to have received payment for Canadian wine reviews despite saying that he didn't receive a penny. "No financial relationship" is what he said. $24,000 seems to say something else.
How much does it matter that reviewers are receiving these payments? Is it just a matter of disclosure, or is it more fundamentally wrong than that?