Many popular, cheap brands of wine from California contain illegal and dangerously high levels of poisonous inorganic arsenic and glyphosate which the State of California now classifies as a “known carcinogen” Did you know that of the 57,000 pounds of glyphosate/Roundup used in Napa County in 2013, 50,000 pounds were used in vineyards? This wine apparently was rated the "overall best tasting boxed wine brand," according to a medal printed on the box. They produce a range of sulfur free wines in red, white, rose and sparkling and are the UK’s best selling organic wine brand. If you don’t need sulfite free wine, look for a label that says “Made with Organically Grown Grapes.” Organic wine has become increasingly popular in recent years. Frey Vineyards. It’s good for pairing with food or drinking on its own. 17 Affordable Wines You Can Always Have On Hand. These wines are made using a variety of sustainable farming practices. All rights reserved. You can use letters, numbers and white space. Price per bottle: $4.99Price per box: $19.99. This classic brand got high marks for its value. In the past few years, boxed wine has grown into a compelling genre of its own, reaching beyond the familiar Franzia and Carlo Rossi to include European brands and even local Oregon and Washington wineries.On a recent fateful evening with the upcoming winter holidays in mind, we sat down and blind-sampled 45 boxed wines -- 19 white and 26 red wines -- to bring you this ranked guide to the best and the worst wines available at major grocery stores across the city.For both reds and whites, we tried to buy the same variety.
We never want to drink this wine again, with its candy and household cleaner nose that was more reminiscent of nail polish remover than sauvignon blanc.
Bandit Wines Pinot Grigio, 3L (Fred Meyer), Price per bottle: $4.16Price per box: $16.64, Carlo Rossi Founder's Blend California Chardonnay, 5L (Fred Meyer).
Jean-Pierre has really mastered sulfur free wine making, and I actually found that I enjoyed his sulfur free wines even more than his others.