Wine Press: French rose box wine a real bargain at $6 a bottle

Wine Press: French rose box wine a real bargain at $6 a bottle

Think cheap, sweet wine that you wouldn’t be caught dead serving to friends or a date.

But a lot’s changed in the last few years when it comes to wine a box. Nowadays, you can find some truly delicious wines in a box anyone would be proud to serve to guests. There’s great red wines and white wines that come in a box.

Best Bet: Vrac Rosé From Provence

Best Bet: Vrac Rosé From Provence

Though rosé is perfect for a simmering summer day, choosing the right pink is far from a foolproof endeavor (some recall your Aunt Joan’s sweet-tarty white Zins, while others veer too heavy and red to provide any real heat relief). Only in its second season, the crowd-pleasing Vrac Rosé from Provence…

The Mâconnais, Poised for Rediscovery

The Mâconnais, Poised for Rediscovery

THE wines of the Mâconnais region of France are nobody’s idea of a new discovery. Back in the 1980s, when I began drinking a lot of wine, they were a reliable source for fresh, crisp, inexpensive whites, and they have remained so. Yet the wines that used to define the Mâconnais are just a part of a much wider range of styles today, though a large part.

On Wine: Premium Wines from a Box? Tasting is Believing

On Wine: Premium Wines from a Box? Tasting is Believing

In southern France, locals can buy their wines en vrac — in glass — at the neighborhood winery. They help themselves to tastes from several different tanks, each marked with contents and price. After making a choice, customers fill whatever containers they brought with them with a hose that looks exactly like the ones we use to pump gas into our cars.