5 Boxed-Wine Upgrades That Make It Taste Like the French Stuff

While we could never completely forgo our favorite bottled varieties, boxed wine has certainly found a place in our kitchen this summer. As far as we’re concerned, the adult juice box is back. Not convinced? Let’s list some of the benefits: It’s ridiculously affordable. Most of them range between $10 and $20, but one box is equivalent to four 750-ml bottles. They’re portable, making them ideal for last-minute weekend picnics and barbecues. They’re unbreakable, so no more stress about spilled wine in your suitcase. You don’t need a corkscrew to open it. And the kicker? Thanks to the unique bag-in-a-box packaging, your wine will stay fresh for up to four weeks after opening. So take your time, relax, and enjoy every sip in your own time.

To honor our new vino obsession, we devised some simple recipes that will elevate your boxed wine of choice to new heights. We promise even the fussiest of palates will rejoice in these juicy upgrades.