Good Morning Gentle Readers,
TWC is a fan of Black Box wines, which are generally better than one would expect in a cheap, box wine. However, I'm not getting anything from the Pinot Noir except a vague reminiscence of a weak merlot. Definitely not tasting the.....
.....enticing aromas of strawberry, cherry, and rose petal with complementary notes of toasty oak. Fresh berry and cocoa flavors lead to a delicate, lingering finish.....
that the tasting notes promise.
It's still a bargain, though. There are the equivalent of four bottles of wine in that box and the price works out to less than five dollars a bottle. The wine compares favorably to Three Buck Chuck and is better than many wines in the under-ten-dollar class.
For the carbon footprint crowd, a cardboard box with a plastic liner may be less intrusive on the planet's ecosystem than four glass bottles and four corks. [shrugs]
Black Box wines are great for parties and they also travel well, which makes them perfect for camping or road trips. Next time I am boat camping, I may well bring along a Black Box of Cabernet Sauvignon. That's a lot less weight to haul around than four glass bottles of wine and if you lose the corkscrew (and the spare) you aren't, well, screwed. I've never broken a bottle of wine while boating, but it isn't possible to break a cardboard box.