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Wine-Searcher API Terms of Use

By using the Wine-Searcher API, you agree to these Wine-Searcher API Terms of Use. For technical information, see API Documentation.

Wine-Searcher reserves the right to update and change these terms of use from time to time. We will inform you of any changes via the last email address we have for you. You agree that you will monitor your emails and will abide by any future terms of use changes.

Free API Access

The API is free (up to 5,000 queries per day) for sites satisfying both of the conditions below.

1. Powered by Wine-Searcher

Wherever Wine-Searcher API data is used, a 'Powered by Wine-Searcher' attribution must be displayed. This may be as text 'Powered by Wine-Searcher' with a linked URL to www.wine-searcher.com, or as one of the two hyperlinked 'Powered by Wine-Searcher' logos below. The logos are 32px (height) X 200px (width). Below each is the HTML code required to embed it into a web page.

Wine-Searcher.com
<a href="http://www.wine-searcher.com">
<img src="http://www.wine-searcher.com/images/powered-by-wine-searcher1.png" height="32" width="200" alt="Wine-Searcher.com" border="0">
</a>

Wine-Searcher.com
<a href="http://www.wine-searcher.com">
<img src="http://www.wine-searcher.com/images/powered-by-wine-searcher2.png" height="32" width="200" alt="Wine-Searcher.com" border="0">
</a>

2. Helpfulness to the Wine Community

We designed the Wine-Searcher API as a helpful tool for the world wine community. Websites using it to provide a useful service to the general public (or subscribers to a wine-related web service) may use it for free. The 'useful' information the API can provide about a wine are its price (average, max & min), its region and grape variety, and which vintages are available online. Another helpful way to use the API is to provide links directly to merchant websites selling the wine.

An example of the Wine-Searcher API put to good (free) use can be seen on the competition result pages of the International Wine Challenge.


Paid API access

Businesses or individuals wishing to use the Wine-Searcher API privately can access it for a moderate fee, as per the table below. The API is used for private cellar valuations, and by wine businesses who benefit from automatically, systematically monitoring changes in wine & spirits prices.

Max. Queries
Per Day
Annual Charge
($USD)
300 Free
1,000 $1,000
5,000 $2,000
15,000 $12,000
25,000 $24,000
35,000 $36,000
45,000 $48,000
For each 10,000 thereafter +$12,000


Licensed Uses and Restrictions

The Wine-Searcher API is owned by Wine-Searcher and is licensed to you on a worldwide, non-exclusive, non-sub-licensable basis. All rights not expressly granted to you are reserved by Wine-Searcher.

Subject to the restrictions set forth in these Terms of Use, you may use the Wine-Searcher API and any updates provided by Wine-Searcher (in its sole discretion). Your license for the Wine-Searcher API under these Terms of Use continues until it is terminated by either party. You may terminate the license by discontinuing use of all or any of the Wine-Searcher API. Wine-Searcher may terminate the license at any time for any reason.

You understand that Wine-Searcher monitors API usage, and may terminate your license if misuse is detected. You will grant Wine-Searcher direct access to any page on which API data is being displayed. If this requires a login/password, you will provide this to Wine-Searcher free of charge.

You understand and agree that programmatic methods intended to subvert Wine-Searcher usage monitoring is considered a violation of these Terms of Use. If you wish to check whether your application constitutes an acceptable use of the Wine-Searcher API, or wish to inquire about rate limits, contact us.

You understand that all data presented by the Wine-Searcher API is owned by Wine-Searcher.


You Shall Not:

(i) Sell, lease or sub-license the Wine-Searcher API.
(ii) Use any Wine-Searcher API in a manner that exceeds reasonable request volume, or constitutes excessive or abusive usage, as determined by Wine-Searcher in its sole discretion.
(iii) Use a Wine-Searcher API in a product or service that competes directly with products or services offered by Wine-Searcher.

If you wish to use a Wine-Searcher API in any manner or for any purpose inconsistent with these Terms of Use, you may do so only by obtaining Wine-Searcher's prior written authorization. To request such authorization, please contact us.


Disclaimer of Any Warranty

The Wine-Searcher APIs are experimental and have not been fully tested. Wine-Searcher does not represent or warrant that any of the Wine-Searcher APIs are free of inaccuracies, errors, bugs or interruptions, or are reliable, accurate, complete or otherwise valid.
Wine-Searcher makes no warranty of any kind, and Wine-Searcher expressly disclaims all warranties, whether express, implied, statutory or otherwise, related to or in connection with the APIs and/or data, including, without limitation, the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular use or non-infringement of third-party rights.

The APIs and data are provided to you on an 'as is' and 'where is' basis. Wine-Searcher does not warrant that the APIs and/or data (1) will satisfy your requirements, (2) will be uninterrupted, (3) are without defect or error, or (4) that operation thereof will provide any particular level of functionality or performance. You are solely responsible for your use of the API and data.

Your use of Wine-Searcher APIs is at your own discretion and risk, and you will be solely responsible for any damage that results from the use of any Wine-Searcher API, including, but not limited to, any damage to your computer system or loss of data.

Limitation of Liability

In no event will Wine-Searcher be liable to you or any third party for any indirect, special, incidental, consequential, exemplary or punitive damages arising out of or related to the APIs or data, including, but not limited to, damages for lost data or lost profits, under any theory of liability, including, but not limited to, contract or tort (including negligence) and whether or not Wine-Searcher was or should have been aware of the possibility of such damage and regardless of whether this agreement fails in its essential purpose.

General Terms

Relationship of the Parties. Notwithstanding any provision hereof, for all purposes of the Terms of Use, you and Wine-Searcher shall be and act independently and not as partner, joint venture, agent, employee or employer of the other. You shall not have any authority to assume or create any obligation for or on behalf of Wine-Searcher, express or implied, and you shall not attempt to bind Wine-Searcher to any contract.

Return to the Wine-Searcher API documentation.

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