Cardboardeaux – 7 Reasons to Drink Boxed Wine

Many restaurants, or maybe just the ones I frequent,  serve boxed wine as their house wine. So why does it have the reputation of a dirty belly button?

I must admit, I just figured out the joys of boxed wine last summer. I too judged a book by its cover and snubbed the cardboard box until then. But then I realized:

#1 It lasts WAY longer.

The airtight plastic bag and spigot allow the wine to last up to six weeks.

#2 It’s WAY cheaper to buy a box than five bottles of wine.

It ends up being about $4 – $6 per bottle.

#3 In Australia they call it Goon and it’s cool there, so why not here? #slapthegoon (I know Ms. Fletcher knows what I’m talking about. P.S. her blog is hilarious. Go read it.

Fun Fact: Boxed wine was actually invented in Australia.

#4 If you drop the box it wont break.

#5 No cork taint.

#6 If you just want to have one glass you don’t have to worry about opening a bottle and letting it go bad.

Don’t let that open bottle pressure you into drinking it anymore!

#7 Boxed wine has a lower carbon footprint than bottled wine.

Give yourself a pat on the back next time you choose that box over the bottle.

There are some cons to the box.

It’s a big commitment if you haven’t tried the wine before and the selection isn’t that great just yet. My friends/wine enthusiasts shared their favourite boxed wine if you decide to take the leap: Concha y Toro Frontera, Black Box Cab Sav, Mission Ridge Cab Sav, Radio Boka Tempranillo, and Peller Estates Pinot Grigio


She may be spending too much time with me…. (Just to be clear, she did not drink any, she just wanted to help me carry my “groceries”)



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