Call it a renaissance; call it a come-uppance. Just don’t call it low-class.

The boxed wine market has grown recently, with brands offering wines that taste much better – and carry much less stigma – than in years past. Gone are the days of upturned noses and snide remarks in regards to boxed wine.

“I don’t know if it’s because the economy isn’t in perfect condition or if it’s just more convenient,” says Ranch Acres Wine & Spirits owner Mary Stewart of the increased interest and purchase of boxed wine.

“They’re putting much nicer wine into the boxes.”

The Recommendation: Stewart says that the line of Bota Box wines is a great, mid-priced selection, with several whites and reds in the $18-$19 range.

If you like this, try: Black Box wines also come in several varietals, including Shiraz, Chardonnay and Reisling. You can pick up most Black Box wines for $20 or so. Pinot Evil produces two wines, a Pinot Noir and Pinot Grigio, for around $18. Big House offers great a great table red and white wines in boxes for around $18, as well.

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