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Box Wines – Better Than You Think

In the article Box Wines – Better Than You Think W. Blake Gray taste-tests more than 20 wines that came out of a box.

Here are his recommmendations for best boxed wines available in the US:

2013 Wineberry Château Tassin, Bordeaux Blanc

2012 Vin Vault Cabernet Sauvignon, California

NV Vin Vault Pinot Noir, California

2013 Sant' Evasio Barbera, Piemonte

2014 FishEye Pinot Grigio, South Eastern Australia

2012 Jewelry Box Chardonnay, Central Coast

2013 Maison Cubi Syrah Carignane, Vin de France

2014 La Petite Frog Picpoul de Pinet, Languedoc

2014 Maison Cubi Sauvignon Blanc, Côtes-de-Thongue

Source: Box Wines – Better Than You Think

US Thirsty for Boxed Wines

This month wine-searcher.com published an article stating that sales figures indicate that box wines are becoming increasingly popular.

An article "People have the impression that the box wine market has seen its day," Danny Brager, Nielsen's senior vice-president of beverage alcohol practice told Wine Searcher. But they're wrong, he explained.

The three-liter box wine market has been experiencing double-digit growth in recent years, reported Brager, although the five-liter format, purchased mainly by the over-55s with low incomes, is slowly declining.

There are more wine brands sharing in the success of the three-liter category; in 2010, only two box wine brands enjoyed sales of more than a million dollars. In 2014, that figure increased to 16 brands with another five nearing the million-dollar mark.

Read the full article here.

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