You look around. Everyone is laughing and smiling. They can’t get enough of your succulent appetizers. The wine is flowing. Nobody has an empty glass. You pulled it off! Your party is a success! A friend pulls you aside to ask where you picked up such amazing wine. Wow! This is the fourth person asking about these tasty bottles of ambrosia. You grin smugly and answer…
” I have Wine Insiders access, of course.”
This isn’t a fantasy. This can be you.
Of course, you can run out to your local wine store. But the selections of wines can be overwhelming.
How do you figure out what’s good?
You can certainly ask store members what they recommend. But …
They don’t know your tastes.
Why Join a Wine Club?
First, you can take the lazy way out. Have someone else pick the wines for you based on your tastes.
Another plus, they get delivered right to your home. Consequently, no more running out to the store. Now you have a selection of wines at your finger tips from around the world.
In addition, you get information with each shipment about each bottle of wine. This will help you hone your palate even further. Plus, their mini-mag gives pairing tips along with other extras.
What’s not to love?
What is Wine Insiders?
Wine Insiders is an online wine store. You can shop for exclusive wines not available in physical stores. Then have them delivered to your home.
Or you can join their wine club. The Wine Insiders Club ships a case of wine to your doorstep once every three months.
Either way, you will open your palate to wines you have never tasted before. The selection includes European wines, California wines, and wines from 40 varietals, covering 15 wine regions around the world. You will get the honor of sampling wines from Chile, Argentina, South Africa, France, and Italy.
Wine Insiders works with family wineries from across the globe to bring you mouth watering wines at lower prices, since there is no store overhead.
About the wines
These aren’t just your parents’ wines! Wine Insiders stays up to date with the latest trends.
They offer vegan wines. Wait a minute! Isn’t wine naturally vegan? In short, a vegan label means they don’t use animal products such as gelatin or albumin to filter the wine. As a result, you may find particles in your wine leftover from the grapes. These are natural parts of the wine and are fine to drink.
Wine Insiders also offers a variety of organic wines. This label means the grapes were not sprayed with pesticides and the wine contains no additives.
Also, you can jump on the celebrity band wagon. Celebrity wines include the Martha Stewart collection which offers good wines at good prices for hosting gatherings. Geoffrey Zakarian, from Iron Chef, pairs his wine collection with food recommendations. Then there is the collection of Ludo LeFebvre, a renowned French chef, who pairs his wines with savory meals.
In addition, Wine Insiders has won awards from the NY Times, Wine Spectator, and Michelin.
You can even order premade cocktails and canned wines. These are easier to bring places like the beach or a backyard BBQ.
How Wine Insiders Works
We decided to join the club because wine is our beverage of choice.
If you choose this option, this subscription service will deliver a case of wine to your home every 3 months. However, there is an extra shipment during the summer and another prior to the holidays, for a total of 6 shipments per year.
Each case will cost $155 plus tax, with the exception of the introductory case which is only $89. When you consider that an average bottle of wine costs around $14, these wines are a bargain. For a little less that $13 you get them shipped right to your door. Plus they come with a brochure giving you details about each wine. You won’t get that at your local wine store.
Plus you will receive an elegant corkscrew set with your second shipment. Of course you don’t have to wait for your next shipment to get more wines. Shop online from their store. You will get free delivery on orders over 6 bottles.
Wine Insiders Onboarding Process
To try the club, Wine Insiders offers an introductory offer of 12 bottles for $89. That is less than $6 per bottle! Choose from reds, whites, or a mixed case.
Not only that, but in addition to the case you choose, they also send 3 bottles of 2020 Chateau La Barotte Bordeaux Rouge. This tasty red blend has hints of cherry and vanilla. Plus you don’t even have to pay for shipping!
Once you become a member, you will receive a new shipment of wine every 3 months. However, there is no minimum you need to buy. And you can cancel membership or skip a shipment whenever you like.
What can I expect upon delivery
You will need to make sure someone over 21 is available to sign for the order. If not, you can have the order shipped to a local store for you to pick up when convenient.
The wines are packed very well, in recyclable materials.
Seriously, I panic each time the Fed Ex driver brings me wine. He literally has dropped the box on its side outside my door while he plugs in my birth date. But each time, my wine is in perfect condition.
So far, we have received three shipments. Two regularly scheduled club deliveries, 3 months apart, plus one special case. The regular club orders came with a flyer telling about each bottle of wine, as well as a flyer with other short wine articles. The second club order also had my free wine opener and a 4 pack of sparkling wine cans.
What We Love About Wine Insiders
- Ships the same day the order is placed
- Insider wine club shipments come with tasting notes so you can learn about what you are drinking
- Wine Insiders wine quarterly shipments come with a mini-mag which has additional wine info
- Second club order comes with an easy to use wine opener. Bonus!
- Wine is amazing!
What Wine Insiders Could Improve
- Extra shipment didn’t come with info about the wines
- The shipping is scheduled every three months. There is no option for more frequent delivery. However, you can shop wine on their website, and order in between club deliveries.
Who is Wine Insiders For
If you want to try quality wines, gain some wine knowledge, and want wine delivered right to your door, this is for you. If you drink wines often, a case will not last you 3 months, so you will find yourself having to order extra wines.
According to Wine Club Reviews, Wine Insiders generally offers better quality wines in their quarterly cases than competitors.
What if I want the wine without joining the club?
If you want to stock up on wines. For a limited time, you can get $100 off an order of $200 or more. Just click here to get started.
Donna Emperador is a creative blogger and copywriter. Donna believes in learning about different cultures while sharing good food and wine. She has lived in South Florida for over 20 years and enjoys spending time traveling and making wine culture easier to understand for readers.