Post # 1
So in an effort to cut down my grocery budget, I decided to opt for a box wine this week. I’ve been spending almost 20% of my grocery budget on wine, and I’ve recently come to the realization that could be a little ridiculous. For years I have absolutely detested the thought of wine from a box. Mainly because it brings back memories of this awful box zinfandel my mother used to buy, Eww! Today I opted for Volére Pinot Grigio (only because it comes in a cute little box that is shaped like a purse). So for $15.00 I esentially got the equivalent of 2 bottles of wine! Yay! I’m open to trying a few other box wines in the coming weeks, in an effort to cut my spending down for the holiday season. Are there any box wines you ladies like???
Post # 3
@SincerelyShe: The line at Target! Wine cubes. It’s great. 🙂
Post # 4
Red delicious is seriously delicious. We have nothing against it and like to slum every now and then. Lol. We also like Reunite Lambrusco. Yum!
Post # 5
We usually get boxed wines when we go to the outdoor theatre, camping or up to the cabin. But we’ve gotten some recently just to have some around the house for simple dinners.
Bota Box- Malbec, Cabernet, Pinot Grigio
Yellow and Blue- Malbec
Clif- The Climber…which is cool cause you could hang it from a caribiner. But I don’t think drunk climbing is a good idea. Cabernet
Post # 7
I’ve tried a lot of different ones, and the only brand I can handle is Black Box. The Bota Boxes give me wicked hangovers (even from a glass or two — I think they add pure poison to those things), Franzia tastes cheap, and Fish Eye is some combination of Bota and Franzia. I’ve tried a couple of other brands, but I can’t remember them off the top of my head.
Post # 8
@shaka: Hilarious! I have no suggestions, but that picture had me laughing.
Post # 9
@cmbr: Funny you mentioned Franzia tasting cheap. I completely agree. This is the brand of boxed wine my mom used to get (the one that I referred to as “awful” in my intial post). One of my friends just recommended the Black Box wine to me earlier this evening. I suppose I’ll give that one a shot next shopping trip, since I officially have to recommendations for that now.
Post # 10
@SincerelyShe: I used to be a much bigger cheerleader for Black Box, but I think I’ve burned myself out. I’ve been drinking the BB Chardonnay for the last several years and I think I’m just sick of it. It’s definitely not as good as some by-the-bottle stuff that I’ll buy if I want to spend more money, but for the price I think it’s worth it. I used to also really like the BB Malbec, but I haven’t tried that in a year or so. I’ve only tried one other — the Pinot Grigio which is okay, but bland-tasting to me.
Post # 11
I really like Jackson Triggs and Copper Moon, both are avalible boxed.
Post # 12
It’s not a box wine, but if you like a sweet red (and I am definitely a snob), $10 gets you Vintner’s Red, and it is DELICIOUS. Don’t get the white, though, it’s pretty awful. I actually jsut came home with 4 bottles because I had a rain check from a BOGO at publix, and I they’d only had two left the first time.