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6 Boxed Wines Industry Insiders Love

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If you’re like many of us at Wine Enthusiast, you like to take wine wherever you go. While we certainly have our favorite cans and bottles, they can be cumbersome. Thankfully, there’s boxed wine. It’s much easier to pack, not to mention that there will be more than enough to go around.

So, whether you’re heading to a barbecue, camping trip or just a day in the park, we’ve got you covered. Here are some of our favorite boxed wines.

1. Black Box Pinot Noir

I just came across a really nice Black Box Pinot Noir in a recent blind tasting. Among the big brands, the Bota Box and Kirkland Signature boxes are almost always solid quality, but the Black Box wines seemed to lag behind in years past. So, the 2020 Pinot Noir in a three-liter box was a pleasant surprise. It’s nicely ripe and fruity while being dry and well-balanced like a much more expensive bottled Pinot from California. —Jim Gordon, Senior Editor, Tasting

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2. Bota Box Old Vine Zin

My favorite boxed wine has to be the Bota Box Old Vine Zin. While I enjoy most of the varieties produced by Bota Box, the Old Vine Zin stands out as having that true brambly black fruit and peppery spice that I look for in a Zin. It has turned into my go-to camping wine and is always a crowd pleaser when I throw some ribs in the smoker. —Marshall Tilden III, Chief Revenue and Education Officer, Commerce

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3. Bridge Lane Rosé

I love to support local wineries, so my box wine comes from the North Fork of Long Island in New York. Bridge Lane is produced by Lieb Cellars, which uses sustainably grown grapes from the Lieb’s estate vineyard as well as other top-quality sites in New York State. My favorite is the rosé produced with Cabernet Franc. —Jacy Topps, Assistant Editor

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4. House Wine Chardonnay

If I am in charge of bringing wine to a large gathering, I’m grabbing House Wine Chardonnay. It’s always a crowd pleaser. In my experience, it pairs well with everything from appetizers like vegetables with dip or meats and cheeses, to main courses like hearty salads or something fresh off the grill. Not to mention, there’s always some left over for a nightcap. —Kristen Richard, Digital Editor

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5. Juliet Sauvignon Blanc and Dry Rosé

While I haven’t had a chance to try it yet, I am looking forward to sipping offerings from Juliet . There are already numerous environmental benefits to boxed drinks. But Juliet’s wines are produced at a winery that’s certified by the California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance. Look for their Sauvignon Blanc and dry rosé to beat the summer heat.  —Sherrill Flaum, Senior Account Major

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6. The Schplink! Grüner Veltliner

The Schplink! Grüner Veltliner is my go-to box wine to keep in the fridge and bring to parties. The wine is perfectly easy and juicy with classic Grüner apple and grassy flavors. The box itself is bright yellow and looks like a party all on its own. —Fiona Adams, Writer at Large