Wine Insiders Wine Club Review

Rating: 8.7 / 10 (Excellent)
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Wine Insiders is a wine membership club and online wine shop that offers a variety of hand-picked wine selections. The company offers wine lovers a convenient alternative to shopping for quality wines that may only be available through large wine retail stores. Wines are selected by a panel of wine experts who go through thousands of wines a year. Customers can then have the convenience of having these wines delivered directly at their door step while enjoying great discounts on volume purchases.

Years in Business

More than 30 years


Membership Programs

2 wine bottles (2 red, 2 white or 1 or each)

3, 6 or 12 month membership

Shipping and taxes included

Wine Insiders E-Newsletter

Personalized gift card for first shipment



1 to 2 bottles - $9.95

3 to 4 bottles - $15.95

5 to 6 bottles - $17.95

7 to 11 bottles - $19.95

1 cent shipping for 12 bottles or more bottles to the same address 1 to 2 business day processing for new orders. 5 to7 days standard ground shipping to most states.


Membership Length

3 month club membership $112.98

6 month club membership $216.60

12 month club membership $389.88


Wine Rating

Wines are chosen by a team of wine experts who sample over 2,000 bottles a year. Average wine approval is 5 per 100 bottles sampled. Wines come from the finest wineries in the world but quality remains to be those seen in wine chain stores. There is also the absence of high-quality wines with 90+ ratings.


Gift Programs

What Wine Insiders lack in its membership program, it more than makes up for the number of gift programs. However, this does not provider customers the option of selecting individual bottles. Wine options are limited to all red or all white and mixed selections.

Premier Package

15 wine bottles at $89.99 (save $239.85)

15 red wines, 15 white wines or mixed package

3 bonus bottles of Coastal Passage Pinot Noir ($89.97 value)

Free shipping

7 piece corkscrew set

Free, no obligation Club Membership


Gift Packages

  • California Mixed 6 pack
  • Golden Gate Collection 3 pack
  • California Red 6 pack
  • California White 6 pack
  • Mystery White Grab Bag 12 pack
  • Mystery Mixed Grab Bag 12 pack
  • Mystery Red Grab Bag 12 pack
  • Artisan Collection 3 pack
  • Brazen Reds 12 pack collection (1 cent shipping)
  • Olympus Collection 12 pack (1 cent shipping)
  • Mystery Reds 6 pack


Wine Insiders Review

Wine Insiders does not offer much in terms of its membership program. It only has a single membership option but makes up for the variety of gift programs available for wine shoppers.  What’s particularly great about its wine package offers is its Premiere package that comes 12 wine bottles that ships at 1 cent. Just don’t expect any rare or collector wine selections as quality seems to be at par with large wine retailer chains. Overall, Wine Insider does offer good quality wines at bargain prices. What it lacks in quality it more than makes up for the number of bottles that comes with each package.


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steve s
Buffalo, New York
They recently ran promo for 15 bottles of red and gave you option to pay extra 28.00 to upgrade to receive premium wines. I believe my overall cost was 105.00 for the 15 bottles so 7.00 per bottle, needless to say I wasn't expected much and guess what? I didn't much in the terms of very good quality wine either. A few bottles were just undrinkable and the ones that were tolerable can only be described as very thin and watery . This is my second go around with wine insiders and each time I'm disappointed with the quality of their wines. So never again will I order their wines no matter how tempting the offer. I can find way better 7.00 bottle of wines at my local retailer. Fool me... Read More