#WineWednesday returns with wine in a box. We had to try Black Box after seeing the commercials. I guess every now and then marketing works. Things sure are changing in the world of wine. Last time I had wine in a box was at Thanksgiving years ago and it was the standard Franzia we all know so well. Have you seen the selection of boxed wine in the liquor and grocery stores the last few years? Oh my!
The process of boxing wine was invented in 1965. WOW! That long ago. And I thought boxed wine was an invention of the 80s. Oh, no, that’s when I first became a wino and the idea of more wine in one container was like Christmas.
Anyways, back to Black Box, it ain’t too bad. I wasn’t overly impressed with their Chardonnay, as in it was good but nothing to brag about. Their Pinot Grigio was much better.
Also interesting is that it prevents oxidation of the wine during dispensing and keeps the wine fresher for longer. Hey, orginic winemakers, you might want to think about moving to the bag.
Right now I’m sipping on Lindeman’s out of a box and it’s pretty consistent with their bottled wines. The only drawback I’ve seen so far is that it’s harder to limit us to one bottle of wine causing more headaches.