A term used for low quality wines that are sold in large bottles, or jugs. While this type of wine rarely has much written about it, it is important to remember that most of the wine made in the world is in fact, of jug wine quality.
Called "jugs" because of the larger shape/size of the bottle. They are simple, economic wines favored by the old times/old school Italians, but not of very high quality or taste. A "Chianti" from a jug can often taste more like a rose wine. Again, for with simple meals at home, not to impress dinner guests or a date.
Jug wine is a term in the United States for inexpensive table wine typically bottled in a glass jug. Historically, jug wines were labeled semi-generically, but over the last 20 years have increasingly been labeled varietally to meet consumer demand. Common brands include Gallo, Carlo Rossi, and Boone's Farm.