A Case for Boxed Wine

Blog, Wine / Wednesday, January 6th, 2016


Boxed wine.

You’ve seen it on the shelves of your local wine and spirits shop. Maybe even stopped a moment to ponder if you should buy it, but decided against it because it can’t possibly be as good as bottled wine… right?


If your only experience with boxed wine is a case of Franzia, then you have some catching up to do.


The winemaking process for boxed and bottled wine is the same, which means that boxed wine can be just as good, or even better than your favorite bottle.

Here are more reasons why you should not judge a wine by its (cardboard) cover and pick up a box:

More bang for your buck – Boxes usually hold 1 – 4 750 ml bottles. Also, the money saved on packaging and shipping is passed on to the consumers, making  boxed wine less expensive overall.

It lasts longer – As the wine is consumed, the vacuum-packed inner bag shrinks, keeping pesky wine-destroying oxygen out. Boxed wine can last for weeks compared to a bottle that only lasts mere hours or days.

There’s no cork taint – Have you ever opened a bottle of wine, only to be met with a moldy sort of smell, making it completely undrinkable? That’s cork taint. No cork = a perfect glass every time.

Environmentally friendly – Did you know that bottles have twice the amount of a carbon imprint as boxes? That’s definitely something to consider the next time that you are picking a selection.

At Columbia Wine Co., we have a few boxed wines for you to choose from and we would be happy to answer any questions that you may have.

Here is one of our favorites:

Pepperwood Grove Big Green Box Wine – $24.99

peperwood grove

Available in 3 L boxes (the equivalent of four bottles of wine), we carry Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.

Pepperwood Grove Pinot Noir is medium-bodied with aromas of ripe cherries, baking spices and vanilla. It has enticing flavors of cranberry, red raspberry, and caramel.

Pepperwood Grove Chardonnay is rich with flavors of green apple and poached pear with honey. It has aromas of apple compote, fresh spearmint, and baking spices.

You can order Pepperwood Grove online or shop in our store.




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