Classified Advertising


Wine Spectator is the very best place for your classified ad. Here are a few reasons why:

  • Total Audience 2,822,000*
  • Male: 62% Female: 38%
  • Average HHI $299,438
  • Median Age: 51**
  • 94% took a recent trip
  • 91% have a valid passport
  • 72% enjoys cooking for family and friends
  • 52% visit food and wine festivals
  • 81% feel comfort and service are worth paying for when traveling
  • 58% have a wine cellar
  • 93% subscriber renewal rate


Publication Dates


Published 15 times a year: twice monthly in June, October, November, December; once monthly in January/February, March, April, May, July, August and September. On sale approximately 2 to 4 weeks before the cover date.


Deadlines


Ads received after deadline will appear in the following issue.

Issue Date

Deadline

Jan./Feb.

Dec. 18

March 31

Jan. 15

April 30

Feb. 12

May 31

March 11

June 15

April 8

June 30

April 22

July 31

May 20

Aug. 31

June 10

Issue Date

Deadline

Sept. 30

July 8

Oct. 15

Aug. 5

Oct. 31

Aug. 19

Nov. 15

Sept. 9

Nov. 30

Sept. 23

Dec. 15

Oct. 7

Dec. 31

Oct. 28


Insertion Orders


Insertion orders, ad materials and payment are ALL DUE BY NOON E.S.T. ON THE DEADLINE. Ad materials and payments received after the deadline will appear in the following issue.


Pre-payments Required


All ads must be prepaid by check or money order in U.S. funds, Visa, Master Card or American Express. Wine Spectator is not responsible for ads submitted without payment.


Agency Discount


There is no agency discount on classified advertising.


Background Information


All advertisements must be accompanied by background information on the company or product.


Deadline Notice

Insertion orders, ad materials and payment are ALL DUE BY NOON E.S.T. on the deadline. Ad materials and payments received after the deadline will appear in the following issue.

Issue deadlines are subject to change.

Art Requirements For Display Classified Advertising

Digital Files only. Preferred file format: Press optimized PDF. EPS and TIFF files are also acceptable.

Black & White ads only. Please convert your ad to grayscale. CMYK or RGB formats are not acceptable.

Please include a proof. We are not responsible for print quality if a proof is not included.

All ads must have a border; we reserve the right to add a border if necessary.

Please measure your ad precisely and according to our column width requirement and to your space reservation in depth. We will not resize ads

E-mail your ad to: cchiaffitella@mshanken.com. If your file is larger than 1MB, please create a zip file using compression software such as Stuff-It before e-mailing.

Prepayment is due with materials and is necessary or your ad will not run.

Wine Spectator not responsible for reproduction quality if above specifications are not met.