For many years BOXED WINE has had the image of being cheap, poor quality wine. Similar to wine bottles with screw caps, the box gives some consumers the perception that the wine is in some way inferior to traditional bottles. Truthfully, there are some fantastic and great quality wines available in boxes.
In addition to great a quality wine, there are many benefits associated with box wines that most people do not realize:
VALUE: Box wines are available in 1.5 liter boxes up to 5 liter boxes and are less expensive when compared to buying wine by the bottle.
CONVENIENCE: Box wine easily fits in the fridge or on your counter top so you or your guests can pour a glass whenever desired. All box wines have a very easy to use tap system, no more need for a corkscrew! Box wines are also great for outdoor events where glass containers are not allowed!
FRESHNESS: Wine is just like fresh fruit, as soon as you open a bottle of wine it begins to break down and change. Once you open a bottle of wine you have 24-36 hours to finish the bottle. With box wines, you have up to 60 days of fresh wine at your fingertips because the wine is in an airtight container and is never exposed to the elements. Great for people who like to have one glass a night with/after a meal!
VARIETY: There is just about every varietal and numerous blends available in boxes! Everything from light and fruity to full bodied and dry.
Here is a short list of brands of 3 liter box wines for you to consider that have fantastic wines and are a great value:
Black Box: At the high end of the price range, Black Box produces one of the best box wines available. Varietals include Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Shiraz, Malbec, Chardonnay, Riesling and Sauvignon Blanc.
Octavin Series: The Octavin includes two of the best selling blends available, Big House Red and Big House White.
Bota Box: Bota Box is one of the fastest growing box wine labels currently available. Varietals include Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec, Zinfandel, Shiraz, Riesling, Pinot Grigio and Chardonnay.