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Old 04-07-2015, 04:15 PM
 
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Anyone like boxed wines? The boxes are lighter and eco-friendly, plus the wine stays fresh in the vacuum packed bag longer than in the bottle. Any suggestions? Thanks.
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Old 04-08-2015, 02:44 PM
 
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I've tried probably a dozen different brands, and like Bota Box the best. It works out to the equivalent of about $4.50-$5.00 for a regular sized bottle. Pretty good deal.
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Old 04-08-2015, 04:09 PM
 
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Thanks! I will check it out. I don't know why it took me so long to try boxed wines. It just seemed weird. So far I've only tried black box shiraz. It's very good but not the best wine I've tasted. However I can taste a real difference in freshness compared to bottled wine that has been opened a day or two (even if recorked carefully).
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Old 04-09-2015, 01:58 PM
 
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Yes, it stays fresh longer because no air gets to the wine.
I'm not loyal to any one brand. I avoid Franzia.

Here's WineEnthusiast's summer 2014 list of the 26 best boxed wines.
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Old 04-09-2015, 02:02 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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I really like the Vintner's Red Blend that comes in a box from Target. I am pretty sure it's Target's own thing so you can only get it there. I think it tastes just like Apothic Red.
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Old 04-09-2015, 04:43 PM
 
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Bota Box boxes are a nightmare though if (I assume this happens with a lot of them perhaps due to careless shipping) you get stuck with one where the spout leaks.
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Old 04-10-2015, 08:24 AM
 
Location: Floribama
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I've bought them all, even Oak Leaf from Walmart.
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Old 04-10-2015, 01:28 PM
 
Location: Leaving fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada
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I really like the Vintner's Red Blend that comes in a box from Target. I am pretty sure it's Target's own thing so you can only get it there. I think it tastes just like Apothic Red.
I am going to try this then. I really enjoy the Apothic Red but hate that I can have it over multiple sittings. Thanks for the tip!
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Old 04-10-2015, 01:37 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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I am going to try this then. I really enjoy the Apothic Red but hate that I can have it over multiple sittings. Thanks for the tip!
You will love that one then. My mom, sisters, aunt and cousins and I are all fans of Apothic and we all think the vitners's blend tastes just like it. I actually have been wondering if it is actually Apothic just using a different name (the way Aldi has Jay's chips but calls them Clancy's or whatever).
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Old 04-10-2015, 02:43 PM
 
Location: Lafayette, LA
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I like Bota, too. And Black Box. Lindemann's is not too bad either.
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