I associate boxed wine with a summer I spent living in Australia with my then-boyfriend in what could best be described as a frat house with zero university affiliation, and thus zero reason to maintain any semblance of order whatsoever. It was a horde of sweaty soccer players and one blonde girl (me), and while this may sound like the beginnings of quite an excellent porn, let me assure you: wasn’t nothing sexy about it. By the time we moved out, the house was moldy in places you don’t want to know about and smelled like fifteen-year-old socks.
And merlot-soaked cardboard.
So my associations with boxed wine are not so good. But I’m working to change this, because boxed wine is not all frathouses and mold; these days, it can be extremely delicious (in addition to being dirt-cheap and eco-friendly).
Click here for Brokelyn’s list of the Best Boxed Wines For Your Buck; I like the one with the monkeys on it. But really, at just over a dollar per glass for most of the brands, you can’t go wrong with any of ‘em.