American wine fans often dismiss the wine in the box, forgetting that it’s not the box that makes wine go bad. It is possible to have good wine come out of the box. From Tyler Colman’s piece in the New York Times.
Although some sommeliers may scoff at wine from a plastic spigot, boxes are perfect for table wines that don’t need to age, which is to say, all but a relative handful of the top wines from around the world. What’s more, boxed wine is superior to glass bottle storage in resolving that age-old problem of not being able to finish a bottle in one sitting. Once open, a box preserves wine for about four weeks compared with only a day or two for a bottle. Boxed wine may be short on charm, but it is long on practicality.
Anyone have any recommendations for good boxed wine?