A friend (and reader) just texted this question to me:
Which are the best box wines?
Box wines have come a long way over the years and there are lots of great options out there. That photo above is one I shot during a shopping trip at an HEB grocery store near me, and it still didn’t capture all of the choices there. I love that there are so many options!
With all those options, though comes more decision making and it can be tough to wade through all the choices in boxed wine, just as it is tough to choose among all the bottles wines.
Botabox is one choice that is typically popular in crowds and, let’s face it, when you are buying boxed wines, it is usually because you want to serve a crowd. The only Botabox wine I have tried myself is the Old Vine Zinfandel and I liked it quite a lot. It had much more flavor and intensity than I expected and it was quite popular at the event where I shared it.
Botabox also sells Moscato, Riesling, Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay, Merlot, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Redvolution (a red wine blend) in a variety of box sizes, some small enough to pack in a picnic bag and most large enough to contain the equivalent of 4 bottles, like the one I enjoyed (but not all by myself).
Since I know that the peson who sent the question is a Sauvignon Blanc fan, I asked Gwendolyn, another blogger friend, to share her recommendation for a boxed Sauvignon Blanc suggestion. She suggests Octavin Sauvignon Blanc. Click over to read her review of Octavin Sauvignon Blanc, as well as many other boxed wines.
Just like bottled wines, it all comes down to personal preference in selecting a wine. And the Botabox wines typically please a crowd, so they are a good bet.
Boxed wines are also great for cooking. Click over to read my Ask the VineSleuth post about cooking with wine.
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Do you have any wine related questions? Shoot me an email at amy (dot) g (at) vinesleuth (dot) com or leave your question in the comments and I’ll do my best to share the answer in an upcoming Ask the VineSleuth post. I’m here to help!