Are Expensive Wines Actually Better?


The most accoladed wine club in America, Naked Wines helps wine connoisseurs discover exclusive wines from the world’s best independent winemakers at unbeatable prices, reports Travel awaits.

About Naked Wines

Naked Wines is a service that offers great wines at wholesale prices by connecting winemakers with everyday oenophiles. Cutting out regional sales reps, importers, and distributors saves customers up to 60 percent off of every bottle of wine.

Launched in the UK in 2008 and in the U.S. in 2012, Naked Wines has been awarded for its business innovation and customer service, and its wines have won 150 gold medals.

How Naked Wines Supports Independent Winemakers

Grocery and liquor stores offer what “big grape” sends to the mass market. Naked Wines works directly with over 159 talented, independent winemakers in 14 countries to offer more varietals from more regions.

Grape-To-Glass Innovation

Naked Wines’ revolutionary process has been compared to Shark Tank and the book publishing industry. Here’s how it works: Winemakers pitch their ideas to the experts at Naked Wines. If approved, they receive funds to buy or grow grapes as well as access winemaking facilities.

The company handles everything from bottling, corking, and labeling to marketing and distributing so winemakers can concentrate on what they do best: creating great wines.

Not only does this innovative system attract talented winemakers who are looking to experiment with new ideas, but it also makes the wine industry a more inclusive space. Successful winemakers who work for large wineries are able to work on side projects, while budding winemakers are able to break into the biz.

Naked Wines Offers Excellent Wines At Wholesale Prices

Every time someone touches a bottle before it gets to the consumer, the cost increases. Naked Wines removes retail go-betweens such as the sales manager, distributor, and even the store in order to get rid of associated added costs that cause markups. This way, a wine that would have a price tag of $43.99 in a retail store is available for only $14.99 on Naked Wines.

A Better Way To Buy Wine

Your Own Personalized Wine-Buying Service

So, Naked Wines is a subscription in the sense that you pay a monthly fee and get wine in return. However, it’s not really a wine club in the traditional sense. It’s more like a personalized wine-buying service.

It doesn’t automatically send you wine. You select which wines you want and decide when it ships.

Wine Genie Can Help Personalize Your Order

Be as involved with the wine selection process as you’d like. Hand-pick each bottle or let the Wine Genie do all the work for you. Wine Genie builds personalized cases using your ratings and reviews. If Wine Genie guesses wrong on any wine — you can get your money back!

Mix And Match

Select from themed cases of red or white wines, get a mixed case, or assemble your own. It can be fun to put together your own case based on a theme, such as a tour of Italy — putting together a selection of varietals made from different regions in the country that produces the most wine in the world.

Styles Of Wine Available On Naked Wines

Naked Wines carries several types of red, white, rosé, sparkling, dessert, and fortified wines. Explore by category:

  • Big Red
  • Fruity Red
  • Smooth Red
  • Crisp White
  • Fruity White
  • Rich White
  • Sweet Wine
  • Dessert and Fortified
  • Rosé
  • Sparkling

Variety Of Varietals

When it comes to grapes, Naked Wines carries all the usual suspects like chardonnay and cabernet sauvignon, plus way more! Try something you may have never heard of before with options such as barbera, glera, and Nero d’avola.

More Ways To Find The Perfect Wine For You

Browse by many more characteristics than just the type of wine or grape. Naked Wines lets you filter by country of origin, wine region, and winemaker. Here are some more filters that can help you find the best wine for you.


Naked Wines lists the market price, Angel price, and total savings on each bottle. Choose from wines that are priced anywhere from under $10 to over $25 and everywhere in between.

Customer Rating

Millions of reviews from wine drinkers like you can help you find new favorites. Naked Wines also allows shoppers to see the percentage of people who would buy each available vintage at that price point again.


You can also filter by recommendations based on your own ratings. If you don’t like a wine, you can give it a thumbs down. That way Naked Wines knows to steer clear of that wine and similar ones. It’s basically like the Netflix of online wine shops. Instead of relying on the store clerk, you can get personalized recommendations based on your tastes.


Shop an amazing selection of wines at an affordable price. Some bottles are under $15, while several cost between $15 and $20, and the rest upwards of $20. It just goes to show that more expensive doesn’t necessarily mean better!

Inexpensive Shipping

Many wine clubs lure you in with low prices, which seem great until you get to the exorbitant shipping fees. On Naked Wines, all orders over $200 include shipping. A minimum of six bottles is required to ship and orders must be placed in multiples of three.

For orders under $200, shipping is still affordable at $9.99, but shipping to Alaska or Hawaii does cost more. Do note that someone over 21 years old must be home to sign for the delivery.

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