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Oct 21, 2010 06:40 AM

Box Wine

I am looking for a decent box of white wine that is readily available in our state stores. Any suggestions?

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  1. Philadelphia Magazine recently reviewed boxed wines and in the white category, declared Monthaven Chardonnay a winner. I tried it and have to agree . . . $27.99 for a 3 liter box I believe. Give it a shot!

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    1. re: ssturn

      I keep a box of Corbett Canyon Sauvignon Blanc handy for cooking, as it doesn't go bad a week after opening. I must admit I've swigged a glass or two in a weak moment, and it was not so bad... and it's DIRT CHEAP!

      1. re: phillyjazz

        How long does it last in the fridge for cooking purposes?

        1. re: barryg

          ... never tried keeping one around long enough to find out <g>.

      2. re: ssturn

        I buy Yellow Tail Pinot Grigio in the box............$ says it will keep for 30 days......I've had longer and not noticed any great change.

        1. re: JNUNZMAN

          Thanks for advice. Bought the Mounthaven Chardonnay and it was $23 and change. Decent wine, especially for the price.

          1. re: alonna Smith

            Lets keep this thread going if possible. Shopping for wine in Penna is surely an adventure. Would love to hear about more excellent finds from my fellow Pa hounds, especially towards the lower end in regard to price.

            1. re: givemecarbs

              I make it a point to go to the wine store in Garces Trading Co and talking with Cindy or Richard. Many of the selections are available at other stores but there are, IMHO, no better state store employees than the two of them! I have been pointed toward great inexpensive wines and also purchased a few mid range (under 30) bottles that they recommended as really worth it for the price. Haven't steered me wrong yet!

            2. re: alonna Smith

              Glad you enjoyed it! I would enjoy the box of Monthaven currently in my fridge more often if it weren't for this damned diet. :-)

          1. If you're ever in the area, the Trader Joe's in Princeton does sell wine. The '2 buck Chuck' Sauvignon Blanc is really pretty good. I think it's like $35 per case. They have other varieties of the Chuck, but I personally like the SB the best.
            On another note, I have tried the Fish Eye Chardonnay in the box and it's not bad., The Total Wine and More store in Cherry Hill seems to have a good sized selection of boxed wines, if you want to venture over the bridge. It's next to the CH mall.