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Wine Insiders Wine Club Review

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Wine Insiders

$159.87 $89.99 -44%
Get 2 FREE bottles to start out with 15 hand picked bottles of wine for only $89.99. That's only $6/bottle and free shipping! After that the price ...

Wine Insiders

No. of Bottles


Wine Delivery Frequency


Wine Type

Mixed, All Whites, All Reds


Ongoing Until You Cancel

Wine Insiders, once known as A Taste of California, has been in business for over 32 years. They are an online alternative to large-store wine offerings and have their panel of experts select wines for each membership delivery.

A club with excellent introductory rates and cheap shipping.

Wine Selection: (Rating: 8/10)

Wines are carefully selected for their membership. Only five out of 100 wines tasted make their membership list. The initial shipment includes 15 bottles of their most popular wines. After that, wines are selected based on season, awards, etc. Wines come from around the world. Members can choose from all whites, all reds, or a mix in their club shipment.

Wine Quality: (Rating: 7/10)

While the company hand picks their wines, the quality of those wines is comparable to large chain wine stores; therefore, there are no collectors, rare or even limited production wines. The wines are also not over 90+ ratings, but they are still of great quality and come from award-winning wineries. Sparkling wines and champagnes are not included.

Memberships/Pricing: (Rating: 7/10)

There is no contract required for this wine club. They only have one membership option, which is a 12-pack assortment. When a member signs up, they get a special introductory offer that includes 12 bottles, plus three extra bottles at a highly discounted rate of $89.99. After the initial shipment, pricing goes up to $149.99 per shipment, which is still under $13 per bottle. Shipping is every two months and members only pay $0.01 shipping on their 12-pack assortments. There is a money back guarantee for all shipments if a member is not satisfied.

Unfortunately Wine Insiders does not have any one-time shipments and limited duration memberships are not available for self-purchases.

Additional Perks: (Rating: 7/10)

Tasting notes and a free newsletter is included with every shipment. Members also get 20% off additional wine assortment orders (not single bottle orders) and can still use their $0.01 shipping on every 12-pack they order outside of their membership order. There are no additional discounts or points offered at this time.

States: (Rating: 10/10)

Wines are shipped based on local laws.
As of right now, Wine Insiders can ship to: AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NV, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV and WY.

Gift Memberships and Options: (Rating: 9/10)

Wine Insiders does offer gift memberships, but they do not have gift certificates at this time. If you purchase a gift membership, you can do a limited duration – meaning you do not have to cancel it. Instead, it will cancel once the specified duration is up.

You can also purchase gifts out of the wine club, including three, six and 12-bottle assortments or choose from more than 10 different gifts.

For the gift memberships, they will ship with a personalized gift card in the first shipment as well as a free Wine Insiders email newsletter along with tasting notes and informative information for each wine featured in the club.

Website Features: (Rating: 10/10)

The website is easy to use and it is very easy to sign up for their membership. Information is easy to find, pricing is clear and they also have their “Insiders Info” section that includes tasting notes, planning your own tasting party, recipes and pairings, and wine trivia.

Customer Service/Support: (Rating: 9/10)

Wine Insiders is one of the only clubs with 24/7 support. Customers can call their toll-free hotline and speak to a customer service rep at any time of the day. They also offer an online FAQs and help guide as well as email support. There is no live chat at this time.

Wine Insiders does have an A rating, which is always a great thing to see from a wine club.

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Insider’s Wine Club – Introductory offer of $89.99 for 15 bottles and free shipping. After that, prices go up to $11.66 per bottle for 12 bottles plus $19.95 per delivery for shipping & handling, shipped approximately every 13 weeks.



Under $15 a Bottle

Bottle Count


Help and Support

24/7 Support



Social Media


Wine Selections




US Wines

International Wines

Shipping Frequency per Year

6 Times

Club Features

BBB Rating: A help

Money Back Guarantee: Yes

Sign Up Bonus: Yes - Free Bottles of Wine

Contract Required?: No

Cancellation Fee: No

Can I Skip a Shipment?: Yes

Can I limit the duration?: On Gift Memberships Only help

Offer One Time Shipments: No

Can I establish a Wine Profile that my selections are based on?: No

Can I get a refund/replacement if I don't like a selection?: Yes

Tasting Notes/Materials/Videos help

Can I order Bottles without a Club Membership?: Yes help

Offer Gift Club Memberships: Yes

Offer Gift Collections/Boxes that don't require membership: Yes

Who is This Wine Club Best Suited For?

Wine Insiders Club works great for those who want a large volume of wine delivered at once – 12 bottles every two months. And, club members who are looking for cheaper shipping and per bottle pricing will enjoy the club. But, members who do not like being surprised with wine selections or who want to pick which wines they receive may not enjoy this club as much. Members can, however, pick from all white, all red, or mixed.

What We Like and What We Don't Like

While they only have one membership option, it really is not bad. They have great pricing, excellent introductory offers and we especially like the $0.01 shipping on all 12-pack orders. Their per bottle price is great and they can offer such excellent pricing because they deal in cases. While the wines are not collectors-editions, the club will still work for a large majority of wine drinkers out there.

We don’t like you can’t pick and choose the exact wines put in your shipment, but the Wine Insiders do make up for it by letting you choose from all whites, all reds or a mixture.

There are no contracts and no obligations and the company is very clear about all terms and conditions – which is always nice to see. While they cannot ship to all states, they do adhere to those state’s laws.

We really like the fact they have 24/7 customer support – something most clubs don’t offer.

7.4 Total Score
A wine club devoted to the best quality wine possible.

Wine Insiders is a company dedicated to expertly selected wine that is delivered to a consumer’s door. While they only offer one membership option, they try to cater to every taste and budget with that single membership.

Wine Selection
Wine Quality
Gift Worthiness
Customer Service/Support
  • No contracts
  • Cheap per bottle price
  • $0.01 shipping
  • 20% off additional 12-pack purchases
  • Great introductory rate
  • Discounts on Gift Club Memberships/Collections
  • Only one membership to choose from
  • No collectors/rare/limited wines

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  • Product
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Wine Insiders

$159.87 $89.99 -44%
Get 2 FREE bottles to start out with 15 hand picked bottles of wine for only $89.99. That's only $6/bottle and free shipping! After that the price ...

Wine Insiders

No. of Bottles


Wine Delivery Frequency


Wine Type

Mixed, All Whites, All Reds


Ongoing Until You Cancel

Shailynn is a word slinger, chef, Pinterest addict and adult coloring book collector. As our Operations Manager and Senior Researcher/Editor, you will find Shailynn busy finding new companies and topics to research, but also handling the crazy day-to-day on the backend – and by crazy…we mean all of us. She attended the International Culinary Institute, where she studied pastry arts and she worked as an executive pastry chef before hanging up her chef’s hat and decided to work from home as a writer. She is a fanatic for a great cup of coffee or wonderful glass of wine! Shailynn is a mother of three and married to a handsome firefighter.

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