About Naked Wines
Established in 2008, Naked wines set out to make buying wine a better experience for both us, the consumers, but also for the wine makers. After all, we need them to make the wine for us to be able to drink it.
For years, the power had been left with the supermarkets and their huge buying power. As a consumer, we were then sold bottles of wine that left you feeling like you had drunk paint stripper.
Fortunately, Naked Wines arrived with a simple business model to cut out the middle men and bring the wine directly to us, the consumer, wanting to drink it. The business model was simple, Naked Wine would invite "Angels" to prepay for their wine monthly. We became one of these "Angels" and started saving £20 per month initially. However, after receiving our first case of wine, we soon doubled our monthly saving to £40.
So how does it work?
As an Angel, Naked Wines collects £40 per month and adds it to my account with them. I can then either spend it with them, or withdraw the funds. In turn, Naked Wine can then support Vineyards they are working with to allow them to focus on their grapes.
Can anyone be an Angel?
Yes, you just need to commit to paying at least £20 per month into your account. In return, you can spend the amount you have save on any of the wine on the website whenever you want but you also get a discount of up to 33% on each bottle bought. If that is not enough, every month to tempt you into buying, Naked Wines adds a free premium bottle of wine into your shopping basket to tempt you into buying a case. Don't worry, they won't just send you a case without you asking for it.
What if I don't like the wine?
There is a 100% hassle-free refund guarantee on the bottles you order. Should you not like a wine, or it's corked or damaged, they'll add a credit for the price paid to your account for you to put towards another order.
If you have several bottles of the same wine that you want refunding, don't open them, they'll come and collect them.
What do we think?
In our view, this is one of the best Wine Clubs to join. When we joined, we soon realised that we had a particular grape that had become our favourite. While we still try and explore others, 80% of the cases we order are usually made of Pinot Grigio. We have, however, also been able to explore some fine English wines which have also been very pleasing.
Any tips we can give you?
Don't rush in and buy a case full of the same bottle of wine.
Explore the different grapes.
Don't write off a grape because of one bottle.
Keep a record of the wines, including their year, you have tried and liked/not liked.
Any wines we'd recommend?
Without a doubt, if you like a Pinot Grigio, try the "Boy Meets Girl" range. Created by Rebecca and Adrian Santolin, we give this range 10 out of 10. We'll probably regret sharing how fabulous this wine is with you, but we honestly can't get enough of it. We are currently watching with eagle eyes for the next vintage to drop.