Boxed Wines: 7 to Try

Enjoy a Box of Wine!

Thinking about trying boxed wine? The choices are vast from white - Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio and Riesling, to red - Cabernet Sauvignon, Concord and Merlot. Labels are from many known wine producing countries such as France, Italy, Germany, Argentina, Brazil, and states in the U.S. including California, Washington, and Michigan.

This is not cheap wine but wine that is a better value because production costs are reduced and savings are passed on. Savings are found in the cost of shipping and storage, and less spoilage and breakage. An added benefit is wine that stays fresh for weeks after opening. Organic is also available and boxed wine can purchased online.

Prices range from $8 to $12 for 1-liter, to $16.99 to $24.99 for a 3-liter box.

Listed below are 7 boxed wine suggestions:

Red:

1 - Black Box Cabernet Sauvignon - is a robust red California wine that has a smooth blackberry taste. It has aromas of berry and cinnamon spice with a palate of dark berry, dried cherry, vanilla and toasted oak flavor. Some think it is the best boxed red available. Good with dishes that have full-flavored sauces.

2 - Big House Red, 2009 - is made of 10 red grape varietals (cherry, raspberries, blueberries, cassis) and is recommended as a companion for cheese. This wine has aromas of chocolate and vanilla.

3 - Badger Mountain Pure Red Organic Wine - is a dry red table wine and has a sweet, ripe red fruit taste with a dose of plum and fig, with a long fruity finish of berries and spice.

Rose:

4 - Yellow + Blue Rose, 2008 - is pink and made with organic grapes, and is not very sweet. This dry wine has more cranberry than strawberry notes and goes well with a variety of foods.

White:

5 - Bandit Pinot Grigio - is an excellent salad wine. (see link below on how to build the perfect salad). Has a bit of a tart apple characteristic with some rounded ripe fruit notes.

6 - Target Wine Cube--Pinot Grigio - is an award-winning wine (2007) with crisp fruit notes that includes a touch of apples, peach and melon. The fruity sweetness goes well with dessert and cheeses.

7 - Monthaven Winery Chardonnay, 2009 - is considered the best all around white wine with crisp apple notes, balanced acidity and with a clean finish. The white wine is a blend of cold fermented, barrel fermented and barrel aged wines.

For information on how to build a better salad, and the benefits of wine, see links below:

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BkCreative 5 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

Actually, I've heard rave reviews about boxed wine. I'll look into it and the brands you've listed. Sounds like a good idea.

Rated up!


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PhoenixV 5 years ago from USA

I used to get a great merlot in a box. Thanks


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akirchner 5 years ago from Central Oregon

I've heard great things about Black Box and now you just convinced me I need to give it a try....just as a consumer of course...it's my moral responsibility, right? Hick!.....oops....seriously good info though and must try this!


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CountryCityWoman 5 years ago from From New York City to North Carolina

Oooh sounds good and I like that it will store fresh a bit longer. Really sounds good.

Rated up. Fun hub and thanks!


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Truckstop Sally 5 years ago

Thanks for your comments. My 20-something daughter used my "crib" for a party recently, and they left an opened box of Target wine. I thought what-the-heck -- I'll try it. And it was good!!


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TheVacationLady 5 years ago from Everywhere

Ooooh Big House Red sounds delightful! What a great list...I'm always so lost at what to buy! I will save this for sure!


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SONNY SIROIS 5 years ago from Fort Fairfield, Maine

I love my boxed Merlot. I can go back to it anytime I like... Which is often on a good day, and if not, it's still fresh!


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theherbivorehippi 5 years ago from Holly, MI

Fabulous recommendations!! I'm always looking for something new to try but never know what. This is great!


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stephhicks68 5 years ago from Bend, Oregon

Big House and Target boxed wines are my favorite. Great list and super overview. Drinking wine out of a box is the greener way to go, too!


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Veronica Allen 5 years ago from Georgia

I'm not a big wine drinker but I will keep this in mind in the event I'm entertaining friends who are winelovers. Rated it up!


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Pinkchic18 5 years ago from Minnesota

Thanks for sharing this! Looks yummy :)


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Dolores Monet 4 years ago from East Coast, United States

I enjoy wine so decided to buy some boxed wine to save money. A box of wine will last me for quite some time, supposedly. But I did have a problem with the little spout, creating a fountain of wine the spewed all over the place. Then, it dripped onto the package and made it soggy. So I just took the plastic bag out of the box. When company came (thank goodness they were family and very close friends), I just laid the plastic "bladder" in a bowl. "Drink up!" It certainly did not look appetizing. But we all had a good laugh.


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TheListLady 4 years ago from New York City Author

Great tip Delores Monet - why not have fun! - and thanks for all the great comments to share with other readers. Yay!

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