Wine Insiders Wine Club Review

Published on January 29, 2021
Last modified on June 28, 2021

This Wine Insiders Wine Club Review contains affiliate links and we were given a sample.  If you make a purchase we may be compensated.  All opinions are our own.

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By Amanda Bochain

Reviewed by Rebecca Housh, MS, RDN

Wine Insiders

Wine Insides is an online wine shop that has hundreds of award-winning wines. Detailed tasting notes and descriptions are available for every wine so you always know exactly what you are buying. You can choose to shop the curated wine packs, single bottles or join the Wine Insides Club to receive scheduled wine deliveries and complimentary gifts with each box.  Get 15 bottles for just $89 >>

What We Like

  • Free shipping when you order 6 bottles or more
  • Tons different wine varietals, producers, and origins
  • Wine Insiders Club is a great deal

What We Don’t Like

  • Can’t deliver to every state (no shipping to Alaska, Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Hawaii, Kentucky, Mississippi, Rhode Island, South Dakota, or Utah)
  • Some subscription boxes have duplicate bottles, only guaranteeing that 7 out of 12 of the wines will be unique.
  • No rare or limited edition wines

Wine Insiders Wine Club

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The Wine Insiders Club is a fantastic way to ensure that your wine rack stays full with more than a dozen wines delivered right to your door. All you need to do is head to the Wine Insiders website, choose if you want red, white, or a mixed box of wine. Then, sit back and let the experts do the rest. A curated box of wine will be delivered free of charge, featuring expertly selected, international wines.

The Wine Insiders Club costs $89 and includes at least 12 bottles in each box. That’s only $7.41 per bottle yet many of the wines are valued at a much higher price point. In your first subscription box, you will also receive three free bottles (right now, you will get three bottles of Bordeaux but the varietal changes occasionally). That means 15 bottles for just $89 (or just $5.93/bottle)!

In your second subscription box, you will get a free deluxe corkscrew set. Expect your wine to be delivered about every 12 weeks. That means you can open one special bottle each week! You will also receive an email with tracking information when your wine leaves the warehouse.
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Unfortunately due to certain states’ alcohol restrictions, Wine Insiders cannot ship to every state. Currently, Alaska, Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Hawaii, Kentucky, Mississippi, Rhode Island, South Dakota, and Utah do not allow wine to be shipped to residents at this time. However, if your state is not on this list, you can receive wine delivered to your door! If you order between 3-5 bottles, shipping is a flat rate of $14.95. For six bottles or more, shipping is free. Shipping is always included with the Wine Insiders Club subscription boxes.

If you ever want to cancel your subscription or change your delivery, you definitely can. Simply call the customer service phone number and choose to skip a delivery or cancel altogether. They can also help if you are not completely satisfied with your wines. Get 15 bottles for just $89 >>

Wine Insiders Wine Club Review

For our Wine Insiders Wine Club review, we ordered a mixed assortment of wine. This included 9 reds and 6 whites since right now every new subscription receives 3 complimentary bottles of Bordeaux. The box was clearly labeled with the Wine Insiders name and logo. The wine was also packaged very well and all the wines arrived in perfect condition. Get 15 bottles for just $89 >>

Here is a quick look at what was inside the box we received:

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  • 15 bottles of wine
  • A wine packing list of everything included in the box
  • A pamphlet of tasting notes and details about each individual wine. This included food recommendations for each wine, where it was from, and details about the flavor of the wine.
  • An informational packet that included information about the perfect wine temperature, a quick write up about wines of Spain, a recipe for steak to pair with one of the wines in the box, and also an in-depth look at one of the wines included in the box.
  • Get 15 bottles for just $89 >>

 

More about each wine that we received is below.

2016 Château De La Pierre Levée Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux

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This is a full-bodied red blend that has fruity notes and also flavors of spicy pepper. It’s recommended to serve this hearty wine with meaty dishes.

Buy A La Carte: $24.99

2019 Tripantu Sauvignon Blanc Reserve Maule Valley

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A Chilean white wine made with single varietal grapes. Sauvignon blanc pairs well with fish and oysters and has a crisp, refreshing taste.

Buy A La Carte: Not available

2016 Leo by Leo Bordeaux Supérieur

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This was the “bonus” wine in the box that we received. It is a fruity, bold wine that goes well with hearty pasta dishes and charcuterie boards. Each new subscription should receive three bottles of this premium Bordeaux blend.

Buy A La Carte: $27.99

2019 Le Pied Marin Picpoul de Pinet

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A white wine made in the south of France. White fruit and citrus are the highlights of the wine and it goes well with shellfish and grilled fish. It also has won two awards in 2020 at the Harvest Challenge Wine Competition.

Buy A La Carte: $24.99

2019 Rotondo Friulano D.O.C.

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This sweet, dry white wine is high in acid and can taste tart on the tongue. It goes well with white fish and also roasted chicken.

Buy A La Carte: Not available

2018 George Phillips Cellars Reserve Selection No. 115 Mendocino Chardonnay

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A big, citrus flavored chardonnay from California. The wine is more fruity than oaky and goes well with just about any kind of white meat.

Buy A La Carte: $24.99

2017 George Phillips Cellars Reserve Selection No. 39 Lodi Zinfandel

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A berry forward red blend that is great for those who are new to red wine drinking. It is hearty yet also quite sweet.

Buy A La Carte: Not available

2018 Kawra Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva

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The grapes for this cabernet sauvignon are grown in one of South America’s most promising wine regions. It is fruity with a hint of chocolate. We gave this wine a try and it was very easy to drink solo. It wasn’t too intense of a red but still had lots of flavor.

Buy A La Carte: $19.99

2019 Pájaro de Buen Agüero Old Vines Tempranillo Cariñena DOP

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Made with 100% tempranillo grapes, this wine is wonderful when served next to roasted chicken or sausage. It is medium-bodied with hints of cherry and blackberries.

Buy A La Carte: Not available

2017 Gran Passaia Toscana Rosso Appassimento I.G.T.

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This interesting red wine is made using a blend of dried grapes which gives it a more concentrated, intense flavor. It is slightly spicy and goes well with any Italian dish you may be cooking up!

Buy A La Carte: $19.99

2019 Florbela Vinho Branco Dão D.O.C.

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Floral, citrus, and tropical flavors are all blended together in this Portuguese wine. It is bright, vibrant, and will taste wonderful next to any kind of seafood.

Buy A La Carte: $19.99

2019 Finca Del Marquesado

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Abold white wine that is fairly dry with just a touch of acidity. Flavors of green apple and citrus fill the bottle.

Buy A La Carte: $19.99

2018 Florbela Vinho Tinto Dao D.O.C.

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This is considered a medium-bodied red blend. The grapes are grown in Portugal and create a wine that tastes of blackberries and spices. We gave this wine a try and found it to be very pleasant. It had a dry finish and would definitely taste great next to any kind of gamey red meat.

Buy A La Carte: $19.99

Wine Insiders Wine Club Review: Bottom Line

The Wine Insiders Wine Club is a subscription wine delivery service of high end, hand-curated wines. Every twelve weeks, a box of twelve or more wines is delivered right to your door for the low price of $89, which, all in all, we think is a great deal. The wines that you will receive are typically priced much higher than the $7.42 per bottle price tag that you pay each month. This price per bottle falls even lower when you take into account the free bottles that you receive in the first box. Wine Insiders is very convenient, sending you wine on a set schedule so that you are well stocked and never have to worry about running out of wine. Get 15 bottles for just $89 >>

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We thought that the variety of wine we received was great as well. There was a very good mix of varietals and also countries of origin. It is a perfect way to try new wines without having to do a lot of research on your own- professional sommeliers have already picked great wines for you!

The ability to cancel or change your subscription anytime is also a plus. We think that you will really enjoy the delicious wine selection that magically appears at your door, but, if you don’t, it’s nice to know you can change your mind at any time.

We do wish that there were a few more “unique” or rare wines that were included in the box. Almost everything we received you can find locally, depending on where you live. However, that is also a good thing; if you fall in love with a wine, you know it won’t be too hard to find again!  And you can always see if Wine Insiders has it in their Shop section.

Overall, we think that Wine Insiders is a great deal and a wonderful way to shop for and receive wine. Sign up today for the Wine Insiders Club or just shop at wineinsiders.com from the comfort of your couch.  Get 15 bottles for just $89 >>

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Cheers!

Looking for more wine delivery services?  Check out our Wine Directory >>

This post has been reviewed and approved by our dietitian Rebecca Housh, MS, RDN, LDN for nutritional accuracy.
rebecca-housh-ms-rdn-ldn-registered-dietitianRebecca Housh is a registered dietitian based in Chicago, IL. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Human Physiology from Boston University and a Master of Science in Human Nutrition from the University of Illinois in Chicago. Rebecca is passionate about the idea of food as medicine in both preventative and therapeutic care. Her current professional interests lie in food security, food access, and nutrition for chronic disease.

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