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Naked Wines Review
Is Naked Wines worth it? Reverse Wine Snob review of NakedWines.com! How it works, the best wines and tips to get your money's worth. Plus a special $100 discount for new sign-ups. Read on for our Complete Guide to NakedWines.com.
The NakedWines.com business model is quite a unique one. As you may know, much of the cost of a bottle of wine is added on after leaving the winery. The actual cost of the wine itself is usually 10% or less of the retail price for imported wines and slightly higher for domestic, with the outdated three-tier system driving up the price dramatically (and driving money into the pockets of distributors).
Naked Wines circumvents this system by funding wineries and winemakers directly through investments from their "Angels" -- customers who put $40 into their accounts each month to be used by these winemakers to create wines exclusively for NakedWines.com. The best part is that Angels also get to spend all of the money they invest, and do so with deep discounts thanks to the elimination of middlemen and expensive marketing. (Alternatively, Angels can also get a full refund if they so desire.)
Currently, there is a waiting list to become a NakedWines.com Angel - this is one way they manage capacity to ensure that there is a sufficient supply of wine to meet demand. However, you do not need to be an Angel to order. While you won't get to buy at the discounted Angel prices, thanks to the $100 voucher Naked Wines is offering to our readers, you can actually get an even better deal! Just put $160 of wine in your cart and you'll receive a $100 discount on your order! This is only good for new sign-ups but that is based on your email address, so if you've ordered in the past and want to try it again just make sure to use a different email.
While we had some concerns early on about the diversity of wine offered (mainly in terms of the region -- it used to be dominated by California wines) we've been impressed with how Naked Wines has scaled up and now offers wine from all over the world.
One of the drawbacks that still exists is that popular wines can get bought up quickly, but there's really no way around that. Our advice is to snap these up as soon as they become available at NakedWines.com. You can use the list below to help find our favorites.
One other note - for most of the wines the winemakers themselves interact directly with members in the comment section of each product page. It's rather unique in the retail space and lets you ask questions and learn directly from the person who made the wine!
Lastly, if you haven't purchased wine through the mail previously you may also want to check out our post on How To Buy Wine Online for some helpful tips and tricks as well as our very own Insider Deals - winery direct deals at massive discounts just for readers of Reverse Wine Snob!
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Read On For The Best Wines At NakedWines.com!
One for the Spanish Garnacha lovers from NakedWines.com, the Matt Parish Montierrasant Garnacha. Garnacha from 35 year old vines plus … [Read more...]
A refreshing find from the Adelaide Hills in Australia, the NakedWines.com DRG Daryl Rex Groom Sauvignon Blanc. Sauvignon Blanc from … [Read more...]
A well-balanced, complex and delicately delicious wine from NakedWines.com, the Scott Kelley Willamette Valley Pinot Noir. Pinot Noir … [Read more...]
Our next nakedwines.com pick is an ultra-refreshing find from Carneros, Napa Valley. The Matt Parish Napa Rosé of Pinot Noir. Pinot … [Read more...]
Another fantastic find from NakedWines.com, the Camille Benitah Terre de Feu Lake County Cabernet Sauvignon. Cabernet Sauvignon from … [Read more...]
Another little known variety that brings big value, the Benjamin Darnault Picpoul de Pinet Dry. Picpoul (pronounced "Peek-pool") from … [Read more...]
Naked Wines spreads its Angel wings. Sangiovese from Chianti Classico, Tuscany, Italy. … [Read more...]
Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California. SRP of $35 and available to Naked Wines Angels for as low as $16.49. New sign-ups get $100 … [Read more...]
From Naked Wines. Find all of our NakedWines.com recommendations here and all of our Wine Club Reviews here! Sauvignon Blanc is … [Read more...]
Ahh, Barolo. Perhaps the most renowned of the renowned Italian wines. Made mostly from Nebbiolo in Piedmont, it's not that often that we … [Read more...]
100% Merlot from Sonoma Mountain, Sonoma County, California. SRP of $35 and available to Naked Wines Angels for as low as $16. Sample … [Read more...]