Thursday, July 30, 2009

August Asssignment


Swheeze hit upon it in her inaugural post earlier this week -- I've got myself convinced that wine that comes in a box is crap...... screw top wine too (I know, I've got some issues), but for now, let's stick to wine in a box.

Cognitively, I know that boxed wine is perfectly fine -- some of it is high quality, even expensive -- yet I can't seem to bring myself to pull the trigger and buy a box. I walk by them, read the labels.... and then saunter back over to the traditional bottles.

After some reflection, I think it's because once upon a time, my mother drank Riunite and her best friend drank Paul Masson.... from what I recall, both of these wines were both simply awful. My Mom's friend switched to wine-in-a-box, I can't remember what kind it was -- just that it was terrible and took up half a shelf in her fridge.

Anyway, it's time to get past this boxed-wine-phobia I have -- so, join me won't you?

August's assignment is to try and review wine that comes in a box (or some alternative packaging).

If you are dead-set against the boxed wine idea..... how about a wine with a screw top, although I've had them and it appears to be the "wave of the future"-- I'm still skeptical about that too.

6 comments:

Sue said...

Maybe I could find sangria in a box...Actually, I like to horrify my boss and some other guys I work with by asking them if the really expensive wine they drink comes in a box....and I completely understand the screw top angst.

Sue said...

http://www.petervella.com/ourwines/table-wines/sangria/SangriaTableWine.html

Google is your friend!

Mrs Big Dubya said...

It's something I have to get over, but.... buying wine in "liters" just disturbs me a little :)

I wonder if this is just a fear of committment?

swheeze said...

keep in mind that buying a "box" of wine will probably tip the scales over the $15 limit. also, i admit, buying your first box is a little scary--what if you don't like it? i suppose you can just keep working on that sangria recipe....

i tried a great beer last week while we were out and i have to write my review for that and ian is on his way to the liquor store to purchase a "screw-capa-napa" as we like to call screw tops.

Ian said...

But if a box is equivalent to 3 bottles and costs $18, then is that really over the $$ limit?

Mrs Big Dubya said...

Ian, this is a very good point.

The $15 thing is really just a guideline... and it was designed to put people (me) at ease.... you (I) don't need to have an unlimited drinking budget to participate in a blog about wine....

All the rules are bendable :)