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Why you shouldn't dismiss boxed wine

Portable wine? [Bag-in-box wines do] slot nicely into a bicycle basket with no clanking

We were grinning from ear to ear when we read Victoria Moore's recent article in The Telegraph "Why you shouldn't dismiss boxed wine".

"Portable wine? Perhaps it’s my life stage but I’m suddenly finding a lot of uses for wine that isn’t too cumbersome to be slipped into a bag or popped into a bicycle basket, and that can be opened without the faff of a corkscrew."

"...with a small child, on a hot afternoon or a long evening, I’m often heading out towards green spaces with friends and finding it so much more civilised to perch on a rock or the grassy edge of a riverbank with something to sip in my hand."

"...sure, if you’re hiking around with a box of wine, even one of the modern smaller sizes that come in at 2.25 litres (the equivalent of three bottles) is perhaps not very light. But they do slot nicely into a bicycle basket with no clanking along the way."

Well we certainly like the sound of this idea! So which of our wines did Victoria recommend?

"The BiB Wine Co has some superb boxed wines – I love the red sancerre and I recommend the Bee Pink, as well as the two in Wines of the Week." [see below]

Joséphine et Frédéric Arnaud Côtes du Rhône

"Gorgeous: 100 per cent syrah and full of black fruit with a peppery scent." Buy here

Domaine Begude 'Elegance' Chardonnay

"A racy, glisteningly fresh wine made by a Limoux producer in the Pyrenees." Buy here

Read the full article here.

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