FAQs

HOW DO I OPEN THE BOX?
While it takes a little work, opening a box is still easier than pulling a cork out of a glass bottle. Here's how to do it:

1. Punch out the circle on the front of the box and pull up on the perforated tab.

2. Reach into the box and pull the spout out through the hole. Don't worry, it won't bite.

3. Push the perforated tab back down behind the spout to lock it into place. You can twist the spout if it got flipped upside down during shipping.

4. Remove the red piece of plastic to unlock the spout.

5. Celebrate with a glass of the first boxed wine you actually want to drink. You earned it!

CAN YOU PUT REALLY GOOD WINE IN A BOX?
You sure can! There’s no technical reason why really good wine can't go in a bag-in-box delivery system. It does a better job of keeping oxygen out than corks, and the BPA-free, food-grade plastic we use has no effect on the wine. Boxed wine is a much more convenient, less expensive, and more environmentally friendly way to drink really good wine
I DON'T LIKE BOXED WINE, HOW IS YOURS DIFFERENT?
We didn't either! But it’s not the box’s fault. It’s the actual wine inside that needs to be better. So we partnered with Allie and Renee at Ketcham Vineyard, who make high quality Pinot Noir in pretty much the best place to grow Pinot Noir grapes, the Russian River Valley. Then, we put it into a beautiful box. You get more wine, for a competitive price, with less of a carbon footprint. Everybody wins!
WHY SHOULD I DRINK WINE FROM A BOX?
Great question! Boxed wine stays fresh for up to 6 weeks after opening, so you’re able to have a glass or two tonight and one next week without your wine spoiling. Plus, boxed wine is way better for the environment. It has about 50% the carbon footprint of wine delivered in bottles, even with the plastic bag inside. Finally, recyclable boxes and food-grade plastic bags are a whole lot less expensive to produce and ship than bottles and corks, meaning we can invest more in the quality of the wine and less on that unimportant stuff.
DOES BOXED WINE TASTE DIFFERENT THAN BOTTLED WINE?
Nope! The BPA-free food-grade plastic bag has no effect on the wine. If you drank the same wine from a bottle and from a box, you'd never know the difference (and neither would a sommelier).
HOW MANY BOTTLES ARE IN ONE BOX OF REALLY GOOD BOXED WINE? HOW MUCH AM I SAVING BY BUYING THIS WAY?
One box of Really Good Boxed Wine equals 4 standard 750ml bottles. Every wine we sell retails for at least $40 per bottle from our partners. At that rate, our $60 box equals a 63% discount versus buying four individual bottles.
WHERE DOES THE 2020 PINOT NOIR COME FROM?
We partnered with our friends at Ketcham Vineyard to produce the 2020 Pinot Noir. Ketcham Vineyard is a 10-acre sustainably farmed vineyard in the Russian River Valley, an AVA known to produce some of the best Pinot Noir in the United States. The wine is aged in French Oak barrels for several months, adding a level of complexity we know you'll love.
HOW LONG WILL REALLY GOOD BOXED WINE STAY FRESH?
Really Good Boxed Wine stays fresh for up to 6 weeks after opening. As with all wine, keeping it at a cooler temperature or in a wine fridge will extend its life. It also has a shelf life of 1 year before opening. But, you know, open it tonight.
WHAT'S THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OF BOXED WINE VS. BOTTLES?
This is one of the biggest reasons we love boxed wine. Our boxed wines have about 50% the carbon footprint vs. four 750ml bottles of the same wine. This is because glass is really heavy to ship, and the bottles are shipped several times before it reaches you. It also takes a ton of energy and heat to make bottles. Over 2700 degrees worth. Our box and the plastic bag inside are lightweight and easy to produce, and you only need 1 of them for 4 bottles of wine! The box is 100% recyclable, so when you're done, break it down and throw it in the recycling bin. The plastic bag inside is BPA-free and constructed using Polyethylene terephthalates (PET) and low density Polyethylene (PE) materials. These are sometimes recyclable as SPI 7, so check with your local municipality to make sure. It's contradictory, but when in doubt, err on the side of not recycling if you're not sure, as contamination is one of the leading causes of inefficiency in recycling. Need more proof? According to the New York Times, switching to wine in a box for the 97% of wines that are made to be consumed within a year would reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 2 million tons. That's the same as removing 400,000 cars from the road!
WHERE SHOULD I DRINK REALLY GOOD BOXED WINE?
Roll up to a fancy dinner party, concert tailgate, your buddy’s fire pit, or lazy river day of tubing with four bottles of really good Pinot Noir from the Russian River Valley. Drink it with food or on its own. On Tuesday night or Saturday. Wearing heels or kicking it in flip-flops. This is truly a wine for anytime and everytime. We don’t judge. Just be sure to post some pictures and tag us @reallygoodboxedwine on Instagram.
WHEN WILL I BE ABLE TO BUY REALLY GOOD BOXED WINE?
We launched in Ohio in August! Join the waitlist to be the first to hear when Really Good Boxed Wine is available in your state.
OTHER QUESTIONS?
Send us an email at support@reallygoodboxedwine.com and we'll get back to you right away!