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Boxed wine worthy of your love

EN Photo by Leah Sankey. Bota Box Redvolution. A red blend that is affordable and seriously drinkable.

By Leah Sankey
News and Features Editor
Step aside Franzia, you’re making boxed wine look bad. Boxed wine has a bad rap – but wine in a box can be seriously good.
Aside from boxed wine becoming increasingly delicious, its eco-friendly and wallet friendly. I’m no sommelier, but I do drink a lot of wine… so, I know some things.

The run down on boxed wine

Boxed wine has seemingly endless pours, and that’s because most boxes contain three liters of wine, which is equal to four bottles, or 20 glasses. Boxed wine is portable as heck and the only wine you should be taking with you in a backpack, unless you’re a fan of wine and glass getting all over your things (yes, I am speaking from personal experience).
These bad boys will last at least three weeks in the fridge. A bottle of wine will usually last only three to five days.
I’ve compiled a list of my top three boxed wines, to make your descent into the world of boxed wine just a bit easier.
            Bota Box Redvolution Red Blend 3 L ($16.99)
A very drinkable red blend that falls on the sweeter side. Even my friends who don’t drink red wine like it. The subtle sweetness makes it a perfect choice for Pinot Grigio drinkers. It’s fruitier than a lot of blends, but still has the rich flavor that red wine drinkers love.
            Black Box Red Blend 3 L ($15.49)
This complex blend is made for red wine-lovers. The box itself describes the wine as having, “Ripe plum and blueberry notes with sweet chocolate, spice and vanilla flavors.” Yeah, all of that. Black Box’s cabernet is also delicious.
            Pacific Peak Pinot Grigio 3 L ($9.99)
A medium-bodied pinot grigio that’s practically made for day drinking. It’s a perfect beach wine for when you inevitably get sick of drinking White Claw. It features smooth, citrusy flavors. The box describes the wine as having, “Aromas of pineapple, vanilla and green apple with a nice blend of honey and grass.” I can’t say I understand the grass thing… but the rest of it makes sense.

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