Sunday, January 04, 2009

Time to Try Boxed Wine

My household drinks a lot of wine. Today carrying the recycling container for glass, seeing all those bottles and marveling at how heavy they were set me to thinking there has to be a better way. Last few times at my parents on the Cape, they had Black Box Cabernet Savignon available and that's what we all drank. It was, frankly, pretty darn good.

For economic, environmental and just plain-old to do something new, I would love to find very high quality boxed wine (mostly reds) that we could drink on a regular basis.

This lead me to a bunch of questions that I would like to hear from you about:

  1. Have you drank so-called high-end boxed wine in the last year?
  2. What is your favorite red boxed wine?
  3. If you went to a person's house for dinner and they offered you wine from a box would you hesitate/look down on them?
Here are some interesting resources I read in researching this post.
MSNBC - Battle of the Wines: Boxed vs. Bottled
The Boxed Wine Blog - which I have added to my Google Reader


Anonymous said...

@popptags twittered the following useful link:

Good stuff.


Meg said...

Hm. Your questions, in order:

1. No, I can't say that I've had any boxed wine in the last year, high-end or otherwise.

2. No idea. But if you find something let me know, because you're right about the green impact. The Improper wine writer just did a boxed wine tasting recently and concluded that all the ones he tried were not great, but mostly passable and improved the drunker you were. (Though anything's like that, I suppose.)

3. It would depend on the person. You guys know about wine, so if you offered me a boxed wine and said, "Try this! It's in a box but it's really good!" I'd drink it the same as something in a bottle. If, though, I were at the house of someone who I knew to have indifferent taste in wine or who didn't know the difference between good stuff and outright crap, I'd probably take a small glass from the box to be polite, sip from it occasionally, not finish before it was time to go home, and that would be all.