Yesterday at this great little Alexandria, Virginia neighborhood cheese & wine bar / specialty cheese shop, Cheesetique, I saw the biggest display of ‘box wines’ I’ve seen (other than the grocery store display of Franzia types). Being in a specialty shop I assume they are relatively good but wondering if anyone’s tried them.

  • Yellow + Blue: 100% certified organic wines come in South American Sauvignon Blanc, Malbec and Torrontes, and Spanish Rosé;
  • Vina Borgia: 100% Spanish Grenache;
  • From the Tank: White Grenache blend with dash of Viognier and Red with Syrah, Grenache and Carignan;
  • Powers Box Wine: Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon;
  • J. Baumer Reisling.
The only decent box wines I’ve tried are Virginia Wineworks line up of Viognier, Chardonnay and Cabernet Franc. They put this line of value oriented Virginia wines in a box because its better for the environment and the bags are super durable. In addition to these reasons, many do it because the wines last longer in this format.
Let me know if you’ve tried any of these and if they’re worth pick up. :)