Why You Should Buy Wine Online

With everything that is going on in the world right now with COVID-19 (coronavirus), the best thing to do is to stay indoors, practice social distancing, and make the most of the time we have with our family. Wine Insiders is here to make your life easier by providing you with quick, convenient and safe wine home delivery. Simply choose your favorite wine on our site then sit back and relax, because we have the rest covered.

Buying Wine Online

As the world keeps evolving more and more towards a preference for online shopping versus a traditional brick and mortar experience, it’s no surprise that the demand for food related products has gone up, including the demand for wine. In fact, Wine Insiders has been leading the charge in online wine sales.

Buying wine at your local grocery store can be overwhelming. There's so many options to choose from, but there's not a lot of information on the wines offered. 

  • Which wines are good for their price point? 
  • What are the reviews? 
  • How does bottle A compare to bottle B and other similar selections? 
  • Will this wine pair well with the meal it's meant to be served with? 

These common questions are good questions, but they almost certainly won't have answers in the grocery store.

The lack of information in retail stores has led to consumers choosing wine based on the physical traits of the bottle. A survey completed by wine.net, found that 82% of people choose wine based on the design of the label, followed by bottle shape.

Obviously, this is not a great method for choosing the right wine, and often leads to you feeling overwhelmed and sometimes frustrated. This is why many wine lovers are now turning to shopping online for their favorite varietals.

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Choosing the Right Wine

You should be confident that you’re going to enjoy whatever you purchase. That’s why Wine Insiders offers a 100% satisfaction guarantee, no questions asked.

Part of the reason why buying wine online is so much better for a consumer than buying in retail, is the educational opportunity we have online. Whether you are a wine connoisseur, new to wine tasting, or simply looking for the perfect gift, Wine Insiders tasting notes can help you decide what type of wine is best for you. You can take the guessing out of your order because our wine notes detail what winery your product comes from, the year it was made, if it has won any awards, and so much more. Gone are the days of blindly picking wine at the grocery store based on the label. Now the power of educated choice is in your hands.

With fine wines starting at under $10, you are sure to find your perfect match. We even offer free shipping when you purchase six bottles or more. Convenience, low prices, and free shipping!

The Price is too Good to be True!

The best aspect of buying wine online is by far the price. When you buy wine from your local grocery store or beverage store, you are supporting a franchise that incurs huge operating costs typical of brick and mortar stores, reliant on large budgets for advertising and in-store marketing, which is passed on to you in the cost of the bottle. When all is said and done, often times you'll end up paying $30 for a bottle that had an initial cost of $10.

When you shop at Wine Insiders, you cut out all these markups. Instead, wine is shipped directly to you. As a result, we are able to offer the same quality wines at far more reasonable prices, which hold true to the actual value of the wine. So when the wine arrives at your door you're not only getting great wine, but you're getting it at a great price too.

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Take our 2018 Haut Vignac Merlot as an example. It's one of our top-rated sellers with 26 reviews, over 4.5 stars, and 3 different awards for taste. Its traditional retail price is $17.99, but our Insider Price offers it for only $12.99. That's a savings of roughly 38% for the buyer, something you would never find at your local grocery store because of how much markup is typically found in retail.

Another option online is the ability to order our wine sets; they're the perfect option for tasting a variety of wines or buying a gift. Let's say you grill out frequently and would like to be able to pair some great wines with whatever it is you're grilling. You could order our Flavor-Packed Grilling Wines Half-Case set. For $66.94, you can receive 6 great wines, chosen by our wine experts, that pair exceptionally well with any grilled foods. Wine is always best when accompanied with the proper food!

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One Time Purchase vs Recurring Subscription

Nobody likes to be trapped in a club. That’s why we offer our customers a choice of both. You can be a one time buyer, and enjoy the same great Insider prices as anyone else, or you can sign up for our Wine Insiders Club and not have to worry about staying stocked up on your favorite varietals.

If you want to make a one time purchase for a wine gift delivery, or you just have a favorite wine variety that you know you want to stick with, then consider buying a half-case the first time around. Some people have their go to selections while others are a bit more adventurous in their wine tasting endeavors, that’s why our expertly picked wine collections are sure to have all your bases covered.

If you want to be confident that you’ll always have wine in the cellar, the cabinet, or wherever else you store your wine, then the Wine Insiders Club is right for you. You’ll receive an expertly selected 12 bottle case of red wines, white wines or mixed wines depending on your preference every 12 weeks for only $89. What makes this subscription even better is that with your first order you get three bonus bottles of 2017 Château Roux de Beauces Red Bordeaux, a Silver Medal-winning fruity red with notes of strawberry, raspberry, and black currant, and a lively finish, at no extra charge.

Our subscription service offers free shipping and is free to cancel at any time, putting you in control of this wine club unlike many of the shady online clubs that are out there today.

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The Shipping Process

Once you have chosen your desired wines, we process the request within 24 hours so you only have to wait 3-5 business days for your items to be delivered to you from our wine warehouses in Northern California, Missouri, or New York! Once your goodies are ready to go and on their way, Wine Insiders will send you an email notification with all of the tracking details and post those details in your Wine Insiders account.

Since wine is an alcoholic beverage, we do require that you or someone aged 21+ is present to sign for the shipment. This way you can feel reassured your wine will end up with you and your favorite wine glass.

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Don't want to wait at home for your wine?

If no one is available to sign for home deliveries during the day, Wine Insiders recommends one of the following:

1) Use of a business address to ensure prompt delivery of your product, or

2) Wine Insiders is proud to offer FedEx Hold At Location, with shipping service to over 14,000 convenient pickup locations for free. Just choose "Pickup Location" as your delivery option when checking out.

Summing it Up: Buy Wine Online!

Overall, buying wine online allows wine-lovers to access unparalleled levels of information about the wines they are considering, while at the same time offering the best prices. Plus, it all comes with the convenience of having the wines show up on your doorstep. No hassle, no frustration, and no guessing are all aspects of buying wine online. All of this, and saving money, make buying wine online truly the only way to buy wine. Give it a try today. We're sure you will be pleased you did.

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