8 Boxed Wines So Good You'll Ditch Your Favorite Bottle

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Darling Down South

For years, boxed wine has been scoffed at by vino lovers and left by its lonesome at dinner parties and other at-home affairs in favor of traditional bottles. But quickly, and almost silently, boxed wine has climbed the ranks when it comes to once-shunned libations. Now more than ever, it's no longer a chore to find a boxed wine worthy of serving to family and friends. You can find boxed wine in almost any variety while luxe packaging makes it feel more special.

But quickly, and almost silently, boxed wine has climbed the ranks when it comes to once-shunned libations. Now more than ever, it's no longer a chore to find a boxed wine worthy of serving to family and friends.

Additionally, boxed wine comes with an ample number of benefits. Most obviously, there's no cork, so you don't have to worry about searching "wine opener hacks" on YouTube when your corkscrew goes MIA. Plus it's usually the more affordable option, as many times boxed wine equivalent to four bottles and lasts up to six weeks once opened, much longer than a standard bottle. Sign us up.

Still skeptical? Ahead you'll find an assortment of flavorful and aesthetically-pleasing boxed wines that are sure to make you a believer.

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Black Box Wines Cabernet

Box of red wine.
Black Box Wines Cabernet $16

The country of Chile is certainly known for its celebrated wines, but who would have known that these wines also include boxed wines? Black Box Wines, which features Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and a medley of other wines, hails from Chile and also boasts quite the reputation. The Black Box collection has received an assortment of gold medals and has garnered a modest following. And for those who prefer not to lug a box of wine, Black Box also sells individual-sized cartons of wine.

02 of 08

Bota Box Shiraz

Box of wine.
Bota Box Shiraz $15

This California wine is absolutely brimming with aromas of fresh fruit, leaving you to wonder how such a robust wine came from a box. Of those aromas, you can expect blueberry and ripe stone fruit as well as toasted vanilla. The blueberry flavor is also present on the palate, providing a pleasantly juicy flavor.

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La Petite Frog Picpoul

Box of wine.
La Petite Frog Picpoul $25

If the idea of entertaining your group of guests with boxed wine still has you a little weary, La Petite Frog is here to put any uncertainty to rest. La Petite Frog's Picpoul, a wine which hails from France, is unique in both taste and look. It boasts a yellowish-green color and is fresh and fruity to taste. It also pairs well with with oysters and other types of seafood, making it a stellar pick for your next dinner party.

04 of 08

The Naked Grape Chardonnay

Boxed Chardonnay wine.
The Naked Grape Chardonnay $15

Although The Naked Grape Chardonnay is also available in a glass bottle, the boxed wine option of this vino comes with plenty of benefits. Among those benefits is its portability, which makes it perfect for traveling with. It's the perfect option whether you're simply traveling to a friend's house for a potluck dinner or plan on hitting the road for a weekend trip. And with its light, fruity finish, The Naked Grape Chardonnay is an ideal wine for those long spring and summer nights.

05 of 08

Original House Wine Rosé

Box of wine.
Original House Wine Rosé $17

Given the unwavering popularity of rosé wine, it seems only right to have a box of a great rosé on hand for whenever a moment of entertaining may arise. Among the best of the best is Original House Wine Rosé, an American wine that's brimming with all the bright flavors of summer. While indulging in this rosé, you can expect flavors of watermelon, strawberry and raspberry. Plus, a vibrantly designed box makes Original House Wine Rosé a fun pick for your next gathering.

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Dark Wood Merlot

Box of Merlot wine.
Dark Wood Merlot $14

Don't let its dark, woodsy-inspired packaging fool you, Dark Wood Merlot is far from intimidating. This California Merlot is actually quite velvety in taste and texture. It's medium bodied and smooth, and tastes of blueberries with the occasional, peppery hint. The complexities of this Merlot make it a versatile choice for food pairings.

07 of 08

Maipe Malbec

Box of Malbec wine.
Maipe Malbec $33

Another offering with origins far south of the Equator, Maipe Malbec is a medium-bodied wine that hails from the Mendoza region of Argentina. Pricier than most boxed wines, but still quite affordable, Maipe Malbec flaunts a palate brimming with the flavors of ripe dark fruit. A touch of acidity helps bring this Malbec full circle.

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Zabrin Garnacha Red

Box of red wine.
Zabrin Garnacha Red $18

Elegant in both taste and design, the packaging for Zabrin Garnacha Red is covered with pale, pink flowers set against a dark background. Although the packaging for this Spanish wine is heavy on the floral side, that's where any floral elements end. Taste-wise, Zabrin Garnacha Red is medium bodied and fruity. There's red berry, hints of pepper and a subtle mineral essence. Together, the trio of flavors make Zabrin Garnacha Red a fitting choice for roasted meats.

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