Originally posted on April 3. We still haven’t re-tried boxed wine, not even at our college reunion in May.
We here at MenuPages Boston would like to register our support for boxed wine. Or perhaps we should clarify. We would like to register that we have fond (if hazy) memories of chugging down margarita glasses full of Franzia’s Sunset Blush during our impressionable college days. It was cheap, and sweet, and the tap was pretty easy to handle, unlike wine from a jug (our other main standby at the time….we do drink real wine now). Our fond memories, however, did little to allay our surprise at the news that boxed wine is apparently being taken seriously by wine connoisseurs. Apparently, many of the new boxed cask wines are actually quite tasty, while remaining good values (a “premium” $20 box of Chardonnay contains four bottles). It certainly sounds like a good deal, but one big question lingers: is it good enough to make up for the embarrassment of keeping a box of wine on your counter?
Photo courtesy of Badger West.