Wine Enthusiast’s 10 of the Best Box Wines to Buy Now
Still think you can’t have quality wine without the bottle? Think again. We talk to top somms, importers, beverage directors and our own editors for advice on the best boxed wines currently on shelves. Take a chance and drink inside the box.
Box wines have come a long way since their creation in the ’60s. Once derided as a surefire sign of cheap plonk, these bag-in-box wines have made huge leaps in quality while providing affordable, enjoyable drinking options. Also, their eco-friendly packaging is compact, making them easy to pack for a long trip or to carry outside for camping, picnics or a summertime barbecue.
To help you find your next box wine, the WE staff and other industry experts have picked their favorites. Here, in no particular order, are wines you’ll want on hand.
“I am loving Di Giovanna “Vasca Cinque” Rosato di Nero d’Avola. It is a single-vineyard wine produced from organic grapes in Sicily. I’m a fan of drinking rosé all year long, however “Vasca Cinque” has fresh raspberry, strawberry, and mineral notes which makes it especially perfect for a summer picnic. And I also have a soft spot for Italian wine!” —Alisha Blackwell-Calvert, CSW, Beverage Director & Sommelier, Reeds American Table