Wine Insiders vs 90+ Wine Club

Not sure which curated wine subscription you want to join? This page compares Wine Insiders and 90+ Wine Club side-by-side using my detailed ratings system. The ratings are based on my experiences with each club — including tasting the wine over multiple shipments.

Which is better, Wine Insiders or 90+ Wine Club?

If I were choosing between these two wine clubs, I’d choose the 90+ Wine Club by Wired For Wine. For an extra $10 per 12-bottle shipment you’re getting noticeably better quality wine. While Wine Insiders has some great "extras" like an introductory offer and convenient shipping options, I would opt for the better wine. See why.

What are the key differences between Wine Insiders and 90+ Wine Club?

The biggest differences between Wine Insiders and 90+ Wine Club are: Cost per shipment, Price of wine, Convenience features, Giftworthiness

What are the key similarities between Wine Insiders and 90+ Wine Club?

Wine Insiders and 90+ Wine Club are quite similar in these areas: Satisfaction guarantee, Number of bottles per shipment, Quality of wine, Educational materials, Delivery frequency

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Wine Insiders

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90+ Wine Club

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Overall rating
This rating reflects all of the wine club elements below and is weighted for curated wine clubs.
Wine Insiders 90+ Wine Club
4.4 stars 4.6 stars
Wine styles
Choose: Red, white, or mixed Choose: Red, white, or mixed
Wine regions
A mix of USA & International A mix of USA & International
What to know
Wine Insiders is an approachable and affordable 12-bottle case club. The wines are generally of good quality for the price, which makes it an easy choice for laid-back wine drinking.

They’re really big on deals. They have a great introductory offer price of just $5.93 a bottle, and they offer their subscribers additional incredible deals all year round.

It would be great if they’d offer a premium wine club that leverages their impressive buying power and insider knowledge.
The 90+ Wine Club from Wired For Wine is one of the most overlooked (by readers) wine clubs on this website. If you’re looking for a reliable source of affordable and good quality wine, this is it. If you need bells and whistles, you best look elsewhere.

I love the emphasis on food-friendly wines delivered at bargain prices. Wired For Wine is a great place to buy wine in general and I would trust them to keep me stocked with my everyday wines.

Given their track record, I’d like to see them offer a premium subscription, too... something in the $30-40 per bottle range?
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A Curated Wine Subscription

Curation Rating
This rating reflects the caliber of curation — both the people who select the wine and the selection philosophy. This rating is subjective and based on my opinion.
Wine Insiders 90+ Wine Club
4 stars 4 stars
Each shipment contains 12 different wines.

The curation point of view, as I assess it, is this: send decent quality wines made from an interesting assortment of grapes from around the world at super-affordable prices.

The selection of wine from Wine Insiders is broad. They are expert at finding mid-size producers, across Europe especially, who craft good quality (if not exciting) wine. When compared with other wine clubs in this price range, the wines are very palate-friendly and represent a wide swath of regions and grape varieties.
Each shipment contains 12 different wines.

The curation point of view, as I assess it, is this: send good quality, food-friendly wines at super-affordable prices.

The wines in the 90+ Wine Club are a selection of wines available for sale at Wired For Wine. The site owners curate a range of quality & prices for wines produced by reputable wineries, with a preference for those that have been professionally rated. The subset which appears in the wine club are food-friendly and typically retail for less $18-25.

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At Signup

Wine Insiders 90+ Wine Club
Number of Bottles
12 12
Delivery Frequency
Quarterly + two additional seasonal shipments Quarterly
Introductory Offer
No deals at this time No deals at this time

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Subscription Cost

Wine Insiders 90+ Wine Club
Wine Insiders (12 bottles) 90+ Wine Club (12 bottles)
Total Price per Shipment
$159.90 $169.97
Price per Bottle Including Shipping
$13.32 $14.16
Price per Shipment
$139.95 $169.97
Shipping Cost
$19.95 $0.00
Price per Bottle Before Shipping
$11.66 $14.16

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Wine Ratings

Wine Insiders Wine Review 90+ Wine Club Wine Review
Quality of Wine
This rating reflects how the wine is sourced and produced, as well as how it compares to similar wine clubs.
3.5 stars 4 stars
Given the inexpensive nature of this wine club, I was pleasantly surprised with the quality of the wine we received. It is worth noting we did not get a "regular" wine club shipment, our selection was handpicked by the team at Wine Insiders knowing it was going to be reviewed. That said, it was good. Unlike many other case clubs in this price range, Wired For Wine only sells wines of good quality, usually with the stamp of approval from a major wine critic. Browsing their site always feels like a tour around the "who’s who" of wine. The wines I received were interesting, with a great variety in the box, making it easy to always find a wine for whatever I was cooking for dinner.
Price of Wine
Wine Insiders 90+ Wine Club
4 stars 5 stars
I’m very impressed with the price of this wine. It is better than the wine available from similarly-priced WSJwine and personalized wine clubs. Call me old school, but if I’m going to commit to buying wine from someone sight-unseen, there better be some perks. The one and only (but excellent) perk of the 90+ Wine Club is that the wines are always discounted below retail. Even at suggested retail, the selection of wines offered are a good value.

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Additional Ratings

Satisfaction Guarantee
This rating reflects the quality of the club’s satisfaction guarantee, not my guarantee of your satisfaction.
Wine Insiders 90+ Wine Club
2.5 stars 3 stars
If you don’t like a wine you receive, you can contact customer service to arrange a solution.

"We stand behind our 100% customer satisfaction guarantee. If the rare occasion occurs where you don’t like the wines you received, please contact us immediately. Restrictions apply. Please ask a Wine Insiders Customer Service Representative for more details."
Returns and refunds are available, but you may need to pay for return shipping.

"If you are not 100% satisfied, we will be happy to accept a return for a full refund within 30 days of delivery."
Customer Service Record
This rating is a mix of my own experiences with their customer service team and general ratings from across the web over time.
Wine Insiders 90+ Wine Club
5 stars 5 stars
Wine Insiders has an impressive online customer service record and I have not had any issues with my orders. Wired For Wine is a small business run by a gentleman with exacting standards. I haven’t seen any complaints about them online or had any of my own issues.
Educational Materials
This rating reflects how much information you get about the wine you receive.
Wine Insiders 90+ Wine Club
3 stars 3.5 stars
Wine education is an area Wine Insiders is lacking. All of their tasting notes are online (not a problem) but they’re limited. That said, if you just want to drink wine and not get a dissertation on how and where it was made, there is adequate info to keep you interested. Pairing suggestions could be better. The educational materials for Wired For Wine are all online. The available info varies a bit by wine, but generally you’ll get tasting notes from the winemaker and at least one wine critic, some basic data about the wine production or winery. No suggested pairings online, but wine club members get "Thoughtful food pairing suggestions for each wine."
Convenience
A subscription should be easier than shopping at the store. That means you have control over when and where deliveries occur and that it is easy to make changes to your account online.
Wine Insiders 90+ Wine Club
5 stars 3 stars
Choose a delivery date?
No No
Skip a shipment any time?
Yes, skip shipments whenever you want No
Fully manage account online
Yes No
Cancel online
Yes No
Choose alternate delivery location
Yes No
Get SMS delivery updates from the club
No No
Get email delivery updates from the club
Yes Yes
Email reminders before card is charged
Yes Yes

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Good for Gifts?

Wine Insiders 90+ Wine Club
Giftworthiness
(2.5 stars) (1 stars)
Gift options?
Yes No
Gift format
Wine subscription n/a
Gift wrap
No n/a
Gift notification
Yes, an email is sent at time of purchase n/a

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Jessyca Frederick

Review by: Jessyca Frederick

After 12+ years trying 1000s of bottles from 100+ different wine clubs, Jessyca knows what it means to be a wine club worth joining. Her reviews can help you find a great wine club for you (or to give as a gift) at any budget and for any wine preference.