$25 for $75 Worth of Wine from Wine Insiders' Online Store

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In a Nutshell

  • Hand-selected by experts
  • Wide range of whites and reds
  • Satisfaction guaranteed
  • One-cent shipping with full case

The Fine Print

Expires Aug 26th, 2011. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Not valid until 2/25. Must be 21 or older. Online only. New customers only. Not valid toward club membership. Valid only for shipping to select states. Must use in 1 order. Valid toward tax and shipping. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Appalachian Dracula was famously quoted as saying, "I never drink…moonshine." Teach the original Dracula a thing or two with today's deal: for $25, you get $75 worth of fine wine mailed directly to your door from Wine Insiders. Shipping is one penny if you order a full case. Additionally, you may apply part of the value of this Groupon to pay for shipping, as well as sales tax. This Groupon is not valid for club memberships, and cannot be shipped to certain states; view the list of valid states here.

Wine Insiders sprang fully formed from the head of founder John Davis 25 years ago, when he used his octopus-like industry connections to assemble a panel of wine experts for the sole purpose of seeking out the best and most affordable wines for his customers. On average, this league of extraordinary oenophiles approves only one out of every 100 bottles sampled, ensuring that only the most delicious wines stain their customers' lips a rich purple. They're fairly confident in their taste, too: if you're not 100% delighted by the vinos they've selected, they'll refund the full cost of the order, no questions asked—not even "So, you doing anything fun this weekend?"

Despite its legendary pickiness, Wine Insiders offers a variety of red and white wines, helpfully broken down into pinot noirs, pinot grigios, Rieslings, cabernet sauvignons, and more with informative descriptions of each. A Monarch Glen merlot ($9.99)—an aroma-rich varietal with notes of cherry and plum—is a good place to start, as is a 2009 Bayshore pinot grigio, with crisp melon and citrus flavors ($12.99). For a more targeted crash course in Bacchic beverages, try a wine assortment such as California Reds, Stay at Home, John's Favorites, and the anybody's-guess Mystery. All wine assortments come by the dozen and start at $119.88; each is carefully selected and can include wines that retail for more than $20 a bottle. Shipping is just a penny with these boxed collections.

Ordering wine online straight from Wine Insiders' experts spares customers the hassle of scavenging through a confusing network of specialty shops and cavernous mega-marts or of building an enormous steel drilling rig in a misguided effort to draw wine from the bowels of the earth. Pay a visit to the Wine Insiders website and rustle up a panoply of grape-based potions with today's Groupon.

An adult 21 or over must be present to receive any wine shipments; first-time customers only. Available for redemption after February 25.

Reviews

BizRate gives Wine Insiders overall good reviews for experience, delivery, and customer satisfaction. Also, Spirit of Wine favorably reviewed it.

  • All in all, what I found were decent quality wines at an incredibly attractive price point… – jorray, Spirit of Wine

Wine Insiders

Enophile John Davis founded Wine Insiders 25 years ago, using his octopus-like industry connections to assemble a panel of wine experts who would seek out the best and most affordable wines. On average, his league of critics approves 5 out of every 100 bottles sampled, ensuring that only the most delicious wines get recommended to his customers. The team even offers a satisfaction guarantee: if customers aren't 100% delighted by the vinos they've selected, Wine Insiders will refund the full cost of the order, no questions asked—not even "So, you doing anything fun this weekend?" Despite its staff's legendary pickiness, Wine Insiders stocks a variety of red and white wines, including pinot noirs, pinot grigios, rieslings, and cabernet sauvignons, each joined by an informative description.

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