You’ll take dick in a box and Jack in the Box (Monster Taco and curly fries, please). But wine in a box?
That’s right. Snobby squares, round out your edges with a glass of these varietals.
Steal the Show
Having released its first chardonnay in time for summer, Bandit by Three Thieves packs a punch in one-liter containers. Pinot grigio up for grabs. Available at Safeway, 15 Marina Boulevard; 415-563-4946.
Fire and Ice
Summer is all about chilling and grilling. Enjoy the chardonnay/mosacto/chenin blanc with halibut ceviche and the zinfandel/merlot/cabernet sauvignon with a big, fat, juicy steak. Available at World Market, 2552 Taylor Street; 415-928-6200.
Hop Hop Hooray
If you can’t make it to the South of France, bring it to you. Pack a liter of French Rabbit (pinot or chard), some Camembert, a baguette, and voila! Available at PlumpJack Wines, 4011 24th Street; 415-282-3841.
Back in Black
Black Box Wines proves that the box should no longer be blacklisted. Sophisticated packaging and award-winning vintages will impress even the most discerning wine snobs. Available at BevMo, 1301 Van Ness Avenue; 415-447-8483.
It’s clearly time to start thinking inside the box.