How to Pick a Boxed Wine

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The days of being embarrassed over serving boxed wine at your next party are over. Some high-end wineries have moved into the market. Not only is it cheaper, because you are buying in bulk, but it's easier to store, carry and serve. Here's how to pick a boxed wine.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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    Decide on the meal you will be serving. When it comes to wine, the general rule of thumb is that white wine is served with poultry and fish and that red wines are served with red meats. Along that scale, there are more specific parings. For more info check out

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    Ask your guests what kind of wine they favor. There is certainly nothing wrong with asking people before they arrive, what kind of wine they like to drink. This way you won't over buy and you'll get people exactly what they want.

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    Read reviews of the boxed wines. is the site to keep you current on your wine purchases. There are not only reviews by critics, but user reviews as well.

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    Don't select a wine you know nothing about. Buy a bottle and see if you like it. Then you can buy the entire box. Most box wines are equivalent to 4 bottles of wine.

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    Ask for help from your local liquor store. Chances are, they've sampled some of the goods.

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