Here's the Best Way to Chill Boxed Wine Before Serving It

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Boxed wine is great for a few reasons: It’s portable, it’s affordable and it’s often quite tasty. 

But it does require a bit more preparation than a bottle does. 

Consider this tip from Food & Wine executive wine editor Ray Isle: A three-liter box of wine contains four bottles’ worth, meaning the box will take longer to chill than a bottle. The key to serving boxed wine at the perfect temperature is knowing how long it will take to chill. A bottle of white wine needs up to two hours in the fridge. A three-liter box of wine, on the other hand, will take at least three hours to get to the right temperature. 

So yes, it does take a bit more planning to serve the boxed stuff, but look on the bright side: A box will last in the fridge for at least three weeks, while a regular bottle lasts only four to five days. 

sarah stiefvater

Wellness Director

Sarah Stiefvater is PureWow's Wellness Director. She's been at PureWow for ten years, and in that time has written and edited stories across all categories, but currently focuses...