Magazine article Sunset

WINE to GO

Magazine article Sunset

WINE to GO

Article excerpt

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

SIP

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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