Remember back in college when you had that one friend who insisted on drinking boxed wine? And more often than not, they didn't even drink it out of a glass, but rather, drank it straight from the spout. Which usually led to a few shirts or shoes being stained by a dark red wine. Those were the days, right?
Most people have an aversion toward boxed wine because of the aforementioned story.
BUT, I'm here to tell you a dirty little secret...
WE DRINK BOXED WINE REGULARLY!
How many times do you open a bottle of wine, have a glass or two, recork/reseal the bottle, stick it in the fridge, and forget about it? Or do so twice...and still don't finish the bottle. And then you end up dumping dollar signs down the drain. Unless you're drinking Two Buck Chuck, then it's more like dimes down the drain. BUT STILL! How depressing is it that you're dumping alcohol AND money down the drain?!
Nobody wants that.
After our move, Mike got sick of it and started researching boxed wines. Generally, a box contains four bottles of wine, which is three liters. We have been spending under $30 per box. And you can drink it for up to four weeks. That's a MONTH OF WINE, people. With none of it going to waste. It is also more portable and travel worthy, as lots of outdoor events/parks/lakes do not allow glass. And speaking of glass, the boxed wine packaging is much more environmentally friendly.
Are you seeing downside yet? We haven't found one.
We can grab any size glass of wine we like, at any time. Mike can measure perfect amounts for cooking, and not have to worry about the rest of the bottle going to waste. Plus, it makes me feel pretty cool to have "wine on tap" at my own house. Pretty fancy!
If you're still not convinced, REST ASSURED that we have thoroughly enjoyed the taste of the four boxes we have bought so far. I can't remember the exact variety of each brand that we have bought, but we would recommend Black Box, Big House, and Bota Box.
Or do a quick Google Search of the "best boxed wines".
Many brands also offer a smaller box, which would be equivalent to three to four GLASSES of wine, rather than bottles. Again, that would be perfect for a BYOB event, events where glass is not allowed, or just a simple way to keep track of how many glasses you consume!
Friends, I'm telling you. Boxed wine is the way to go. We have been extremely pleased with the taste and even more pleased with the amount of money we have saved.
Take the plunge and let me know what you think!!!