Let’s talk wine

Contact us for tasting tips, help with your orders, or a friendly tête–a–tête:

The box

Technically speaking it is a cardboard box containing a flexible bag which contracts as wine is poured from its plastic tap, preventing air entering to stay fresh for six weeks.

This is a major advantage of boxed wine over bottles as the wine stays fresh for up to 6 weeks. You can enjoy a glass of wine one night and then another the next night with no worry of spoiling.

In the past, the box was associated with “bulk wine” mass produced at a lower price point. At Bobo we wanted to be different and sought out all premium, organic, small batch, French wine for you to enjoy at a great value.

In 2018—2019, the alcohol monopolies of Sweden, Finland and Norway jointly calculated the average CO2 per litre emitted in the manufacture of different forms of wine packaging. Glass bottles have by far the highest carbon impact. The footprint of cans and PET bottles (bottles made of recycled plastic salvaged) is substantially lower, but bag-in-box was proved to have the lowest emissions. The difference is bigger still if you include transportation.

Actually all the Bobo wines you are enjoying are also available in a bottle too within France. The winemakers were excited to work with us on sustainable packaging and provide the same quality wine as from a bottle.

It is 2.25 Litres which is the equivalent of 3 standard bottles of wine.

It has a shelf life of 8—10 months and it is meant to drink fresh in the first few months. This wine is meant to drink now and not age in a cellar. Who wants to stare at a bottle for years without enjoying drinking it anyway!

Yes, all the elements of your box are recyclable. The outer cardboard box is fully recyclable throughout the UK in your standard bin, however the bag currently needs to be recycled as part of the supermarkets’ national bag recycling scheme at the store. We hope the bag will have a simpler option in the near future.

The wines

After many years working in the wine trade as well as living in France, we come to BOBOwith a plethora of friends and colleagues throughout the industry. Through this extensive network that we have built over the last decade, we have spent much time in France visiting many vignerons—talking, tasting and spending time in their vineyards and cellars—to find exactly the right men and women for us to collaborate with on this exciting project.

The word organic seems to get very mixed up with other words such as natural or vegan or just bad wine. We would love to clear this up for you as here at BOBO, we are championing organic farming and all the men and women who work so hard all year round to do it. In the simplest terms, organic farming means that there are no synthetic—aka man–made—chemicals used in the vineyards. This includes synthetic herbicides, pesticides or fertilisers. This means that all of these farmers have to battle the elements and often erratic weather conditions with very little help. However, the consensus remains that by farming organically their vines have been able to develop their own strength and coping mechanisms to fight against disease and weather extremes.

In short, no. We would recommend reading a bit about what organic wine is (above), but like other fruits and vegetables, the way it is farmed has no negative impact on the flavour of the final wine. If anything, many winemakers talk of their wines tasting better, with more freshness, concentration and ageability.

Whilst each of our wines is as a minimum organic, they all differ in whether they are biodynamic, vegan or vegetarian. Each wine has an individual page where you can find this specific information.

Our wines do contain sulphites. This is a topic that we extensively discussed with our winemakers and we are happy to be transparent on what we uncovered with them; due to the nature of the softer pouches (as opposed to glass), there is a need for added sulphites. Sulphur is a natural bi-product of wine (so every wine has sulphur in it) but people have been adding a small dose of sulphur since Roman times. We are following suit, so as to protect the wine that each winemaker has hand-made for you and to make sure that it stays deliciously fresh for six weeks once open!

Placing an order

After many years working in the wine trade as well as living in France, we come to BOBOwith a plethora of friends and colleagues throughout the industry. Through this extensive network that we have built over the last decade, we have spent much time in France visiting many vignerons—talking, tasting and spending time in their vineyards and cellars—to find exactly the right men and women for us to collaborate with on this exciting project.

Order before 6pm on Monday—Friday for next day delivery with Yodel. Orders placed after 6pm will be despatched the following day and shipped with next-day delivery.

Next day delivery is free for orders of 2 or more boxes, and costs £2.99 for single box orders.

We accept all major credit and debit cards including Visa, Mastercard and American Express.

Our wine list

£39.75

Domaine La Providence
Coteaux d’Aix en Provence
VIN ROSÉ BIOLOGIQUE
Produit de France
13.5% ABV

£46.00

Château de Parnay
Saumur–Champigny
‘Le Blason de Parnay’
VIN ROUGE
Produit de France
12.5% ABV

£25.80

Château Camp Long
Côtes de Provence
VIN ROSÉ
Produit de France
12.5% ABV

£46.00

Château de Parnay
Saumur ‘Le Blason de Parnay’
VIN BLANC
Produit de France
12.5% ABV

£39.75

Domaine La Providence
Coteaux d’Aix en Provence
VIN ROSÉ BIOLOGIQUE
Produit de France
13.5% ABV

£46.00

Château de Parnay
Saumur ‘Le Blason de Parnay’
VIN BLANC
Produit de France
12.5% ABV