Because we splurged on an apparently yummy beer (New Belgium Sunshine Wheat), we had to cut back a bit on the wine. Despite much trepidation, we decided to go with boxed wine because it was just so much more economical (it equates to $13 for 4 bottles of wine!). We found three different brands that outshone bottled wine (in the $15-20 range), so we went for it.
Today, the New York Times ran an op-ed piece about the environmental benefits of boxed wine. Apparently, bottled wine has such a greater carbon footprint because it's that much heavier to ship.
That's great! I didn't even realize we were being more eco-friendly by going the boxed wine route. Usually, the more environmentally-conscious a choice is, the more expensive it is. I'm glad that's not the case here (pun intended).