Great Boxed Wines for SummerWines from a box don't have the best reputation. Worst case, they can be just as bad as (or worse than) the stuff you used to drink when you first became "legal" and didn't want to spend any cash, but wanted to be sophisticated. Best case: You'll find some good quality wines that just happen to be also conveniently available in a larger container. The system is actually pretty technologically advanced and can keep the wine fresh for 4 to 6 weeks, way longer than you should be hanging onto that quarter bottle of leftover red "just in case." And, they're cost-effective. Even the most expensive 3 liter boxes cost the equivalent of $12 a bottle, and when you're buying beverages for a big barbecue, the large quantity and compact size makes sense.
We tasted through a selection of boxes, provided by their importers/distributors. Here are 3 reds and a rosé that we think are worth clearing some shelf-space for:
Domaine Le Garrigon Cotes du Rhone 2011 Wineberry
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