I like wine with dinner, but I’m certainly no connoisseur of fine wines. Heck I can hardly pronounce the word, but I do appreciate a really dry wine that’s made well. I know what I like by taste, not by label, and certainly not by price. But one thing I find annoying is that once a bottle is opened, it needs to be consumed within a few days. As the only wine drinker in the house that leaves the task to me.
Black Box Wines Review
I was recently sent two varietals by Black Box Wines to sample. The first thing I noticed is the size. They’re the equivalent of 4 -750ml bottles, but they’re compact and fit easily in our new refrigerator. In the past box wines have been the butt of jokes and they are frowned upon as being cheap and classless. But I’ve got to tell you, this is some pretty great wine and the box is actually a benefit. The vacuum-packed bag inside keeps the wine fresh for up to 30-days and it’s lightweight, portable, and unbreakable.
Which is greener, bottle or box? The boxes can be recycled (not the vacuum bag inside) as glass can, but transportation-wise, the box beats bottle.
I’ve been enjoying the Pinot Grigio and it’s as fine as my normal brand. As soon as I’ve finished the box I’ll be tasting the Merlot. I expect to be as good as the Pinot. For me the value is in keeping the wine fresh so nothing goes to waste and not having open bottles falling over in the fridge.
What do you think? Could you give up the bottle?
Black Box Wines sells a full line of wines in the box:
- Cabernet Sauvignon
- Pinot Grigio
- Sauvignon Blanc
- Sweet Red
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