6 of the best boxed wines to drink now
Boxed wine has a bad rep, but forget everything you know - it stays fresh for longer, contains litres of tipple and can actually be really tasty. Here's what we're sipping.
Soave Cantina di Soave
Perfect as an aperitif, with fish or traditional Mediterranean dishes (I’ll have mine with a seafood paella, please) this light-bodied Italian white has delicate notes of apple, pear and citrus.
Phantom River Sauvignon Blanc
A summer staple, sauvignon blanc is best served cold and with smoked salmon, lobster or chicken. This one has a citrus taste followed by concentrated flavours of tropical fruits. Once opened, it’ll stay fresh for six weeks (although I doubt you’ll need that long to finish).
Flor de Maig Negre
Three litres of wine for under £10? Sign me up. Made from grapes handpicked in southern Spain, this pleasant red has a full, fresh palate ideal for serving with rich, hearty dishes.
Malbec Refined & Elegant Boxed Wine
Full flavours of plum and blackberry in this three bottle box hit all the right notes to pair with your Sunday roast, plus it’ll stay fresh for a month after breaking the seal.
Bijou Rose Pouch
Oh la la! This French, 100% Grenache grape rosé has balanced notes of wild strawberries, citrus and white flowers and pairs perfectly with summery salads and grilled meats. It comes in a pouch with a nifty valve for on-the-go sipping (straight from the tap, of course).
Atlantique IGP Val de Loire Cabernet Franc Rosé
Scooping up the award for prettiest box is this pale, aromatic rosé with notes of summer berries. Tastes great with fish, salads, seafood or in a *very* large glass.