Magazine article Sunset


Magazine article Sunset


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In boxes, cartons, canisterswine's ready to hit the road. We trolled for good tastes inside.


1. Bandit Nonvintage Pinot Grigio (California; $9). Pretty citrus wraps around juicy apple, melon, and peach.

THE PACKAGE 1-liter Tetra Pak: 1 Vi bottles total, and less than Vi the carbon footprint of a bottle (from production to delivery).

GOOD WITH The chicken salad sandwich you've stowed in your kayak.

2. Stack Nonvintage Cabernet Sauvignon (California; $12). Violet-scented blackberries bookended by chocolate and black pepper.

THE PACKAGE 4-pack of 187-ml. wine-filled plastic cups: 1 bottle total, but 2/3 weight of a glass bottle.

GOOD WITH Charcuterie in your basket for opera in the park.

3. French Rabbit 2009 Pinot Noir (Pays d'Oc, France; $10). Silky cherries give way to a dry, black pepper finish.

THE PACKAGE 1liter Tetra Pak: VA bottles total, and just 3% weight of a glass bottle.

GOOD WITH Rustic country pâté on the deck of a sailboat anchored in the bay.

4. Bota Box 2012 Malbec (Mendoza, Argentina; $21). …

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