Best Reviews TopConsumerReviews.com Best Wine Stores Best Reviews
Best Reviews
      April 7, 2020

Home  >  Wine  >  Naked Wines vs Wine Insiders

Best

Wine Stores

  1. Wine Access
  2. Wine
  3. Naked Wines
  4. Wine Insiders
  5. House of Glunz

Your Information Is Secure
How To Make Wines and Spirits From Home Newsletter

Compare Products

  • Select any 2 companies in our reviews to compare them head-to-head!
  • Compare

Latest Reviews

Andropause

Auto Parts

Auto Warranties

Bad Credit Loans

Credit Monitoring

Home Gyms

Online Backup

Popcorn Clubs

Rowing Machines

Vehicle Inspections

 

Individual Reviews

Wired For Wine

Wine Access

Wine

Naked Wines

Wine Insiders

House of Glunz

 

Our professional reviewers evaluate products and services independently, but Top Consumer Reviews may earn money when you click on the links on our pages. Learn more.

Better Business Bureau Reliability Seal

Naked Wines vs Wine Insiders

To help you find the Best Wine Stores, TopConsumerReviews.com provides you with an in-depth comparison of Naked Wines and Wine Insiders.

To see ALL of our reviews for the Best Wine Stores, please Click Here

Get Your Next Bottle of Wine at Wired For Wine Today! The popularity of wine seems to just continue to grow. Wine enthusiasts and occasional drinkers alike are often looking for new and delicious varieties of affordable wines to taste. However, spending hours at a local liquor store is generally not a great use of your time. That's why many people are now turning to online shopping for their wines because of the time savings, selection and price.

Online wine retailers provide the convenience of finding a new and exciting wine when it best meets your schedule. Many wine drinkers can find their favorite wines at a better price online than the local grocery or liquor store. Either way, shopping for wine online has many perks.

Continue reading below reviews

Best Reviews

2020

Wine Store Reviews

4 stars
Naked Wines

NAKED WINES

Visit Site

Cost:

Starting from $40

Naked Wines is a wine club that offers discount wines to its members, whom they call "angels". This monthly fee for a discount is a common feature of many wine clubs we have reviewed, but Naked Wines brings a different angle to the wine membership idea by using the membership fees to directly fund independent wine makers, who then offer their product back to Naked Wines at a deep discount which club members are able to enjoy. The way the "angel" membership works is, members pay $40 a month that goes into the "Naked Piggybank". Naked Wines then uses this pool of money to invest directly in over 100 independent winemakers who supply their product back to the club where members enjoy an advertised 40%-60% off retail.

Naked Wines claims this direct investment approach allows them to offer lower prices than other wine clubs, since they directly fund the wine makers themselves, avoiding marketing, sales and other costs. This unique structure functions like a crowd-sourcing program with members funding the winemakers, so that the membership fee feels more like an investment in independent wine makers with a personal return of excellent wine. This is an attractive idea for both the winemakers and prospective members.

The Naked Wines website is attractive and easy to navigate. The home page is divided into three sections that highlight the main features of Naked Wines, which are getting access to world class wines, receiving a deep discount on wines made by independent wine makers, and supporting wine makers through the companyís group funding concept. Clicking on any of these sections brings to you pages describing the various features of the site, and if visiting the site for the first time a pop up window will appear offering a $50 voucher for use on any online order.

When we went to apply for an angel membership, however, the angel program was currently closed in order to "keep the number of angels manageable". (More than 100k members were registered at the time of this writing) We were offered an additional voucher for $60 if we joined the waiting list which they said was currently around 31 days. Along with the $50 first time voucher this could be used to get a total of $110 in free wine. There is a link to a page to cash in the vouchers using a code, and then the discount is applied against the order total at checkout. The vouchers can only be applied to orders of more than $160. Additionally, the vouchers are not available in all states dependent on state liquor laws. For example in Massachusetts Naked Wines offers a 20% discount instead.

Overall we really love Naked Wines for its wine community feel. Wine lovers can have a lot of fun here, access excellent wines for good discounts, and support local winemakers as well. However the voucher system seems a little spotty and we didnít love the idea of having to wait a month or more to get access to the discounts of being a member.

Visit Site
3.5 stars
Wine Insiders

WINE INSIDERS

Visit Site

Cost:

Starting from $9.99

Wine Insiders is a nice little business started by wine purveyor John Davis as an alternative to expensive, large store wine offerings. Wine Insiders is a new business, but has been running since 1983 under the name "A Taste of California". Wine Insiders has a panel of 5 wine experts who sample over 2000 bottles a year with the goal of being very selective and only providing the best tasting wines to their customers.

The Wine Insiders website is easy enough to navigate, if a little unremarkable. The main page features some special offers such as 1 cent delivery on a purchase of 12 bottles, or other savings that can be gained from joining a wine club through Wine Insiders. There is a link to a contact page that provides a 24 hour toll free customer service number, as well as an address and e-mail for the business. There is an "Insiders Info" section that contains a nice selection of resources such as a frequently asked questions section, recipes, wine trivia, and even how to plan your own wine tasting. Itís a nice little touch to provide some of these extras, in addition to just selecting and selling the wine.

Down the left side of the main page you can select wines by type or price. Due to Wine Insiders beginnings as A Taste of California, the selection is 100% California wines. The problem is, however, the selection is very small. We counted only 36 total bottles available on the website. This selection is far smaller than most of the other online wine retailers we have reviewed. The stated goal of Wine Insiders is to be selective and only offer superior wines, but we would hope they would expand their selection somewhat as they grow their business. The prices range from $9.99-$24.99 so Wine Insiders offers only reasonably affordable selections.

After selecting the wine you are interested in you get a page with the profile for that wine describing in detail the history and characteristics of the wine. The descriptions of the wines are quite detailed, and in some cases there are reviews from consumers to help customers make decisions on which wine may be right for them. Also on this page is the price per bottle, or case, and an option to add the wine to the online shopping cart. Itís a simple process to add the wines to the shopping cart, go to check out, and process the order.

Like most wine retailers, Wine Insiders offers a wine club. When you join the club you get 15 bottles for $89.99, a savings over $140 over retail. This is a good value, competitive with other wine clubs, but with only 18 reds and 18 whites to choose from, if you stay in the club for any length of time you'll likely be receiving the same wines over and over.

Shipping is not too bad at $9.95 for 11 bottles or fewer, and there is an offer for 1 cent shipping if you purchase 12 bottles or more. That is a very good deal and compares favorably to some of the wine websites that offer free shipping when buying in volume.

Wine Insiders is a decent option for anyone looking for a nice, well-reviewed California wine, selected by knowledgeable wine experts. However we could only give it a middle of the road rating due to the very limited selection of wines.

Visit Site

Continued from above

For online wine shoppers, it's good to know which wine companies provide the best shopping experience and affordable, high quality wines. When shopping online for wine, you should be sure to look for the following characteristics:

  • Selection. What types of wines are sold at this website. Is there a wide variety of wines to choose from?
  • Cost. What is the price range of the wines listed? How does that compare to the wines available at other companies?
  • Return policy. If there's a problem with your wine purchase, will the company work to replace the bottle of wine or refund your money?

TopConsumerReviews.com has reviewed and ranked the best Wine Stores available today. We hope these reviews help you find your next bottle of wine right away!

Expert Guidelines To Virtual Wine Tastings

If you're a wine loving consumer, chances are very good that you've experienced a virtual wine tasting these past few weeks, or at least you've been given the opportunity to try one out. Virtual wine ...

Published:  Tue, 07 Apr 2020 05:34:00 GMT



This Bottle Of Wine Fits Perfectly Through Your Letterbox

Online retailer, Getting Personal, is selling flat bottles of wine that fit perfectly through a letterbox available in red, white and rose wine ...

Published:  Tue, 07 Apr 2020 04:38:00 GMT



Delivery by dog: A new way to get wine and groceries in the age of social distancing

Helpful dogs are delivering meals and groceries to homebound senior citizens, while one Maryland winery is offering dog delivery.

Published:  Tue, 07 Apr 2020 03:09:00 GMT



How do L.A. wine shops keep business flowing during a pandemic?

L.A. wine shops pivot to curbside pickup, online meet-ups and lively phone recommendations to stay alive during the coronavirus shutdown.

Published:  Tue, 07 Apr 2020 05:33:00 GMT



The "Top 5" series moves forward with Cavaliers draft prospects and binge-worthy TV shows: Wine and Gold Talk Podcast

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- After diving into this "Top 5" series last week, Chris Fedor and Hayden Grove continue the series with their top five 2020 NBA Draft prospects for the Cavaliers and the top five TV ...

Published:  Mon, 06 Apr 2020 15:33:16 GMT



'Would you send a case of wine a month?' Instagram influencers are blasted for trying to score freebies from businesses battling through the coronavirus crisis

Actor Harry Cook was named and shamed online after asking wine company P & V Wine + Liquor Merchants for free alcohol in exchange for social media promotion.

Published:  Mon, 06 Apr 2020 18:35:00 GMT



Meet the "Orange Wine' of Vinegars

A skin-contact vinegar made in the Friuli region of Italy is a worthy addition to your cupboard.

Published:  Mon, 06 Apr 2020 16:39:00 GMT



Share Us!   

Home      About Us      Terms & Conditions      Privacy Policy      Contact Us      Disclosure