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finman
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08/28/2013 08:28PM   (Thread Older Than 3 Years)
Me and a buddy will be taking our wives on a trip coming in Sept. My wife is a wine drinker, mainly Merlot. What are some good choices for boxed wines?

Thanks
 
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08/28/2013 09:50PM  
quote finman: "Me and a buddy will be taking our wives on a trip coming in Sept. My wife is a wine drinker, mainly Merlot. What are some good choices for boxed wines?

Thanks"

I like Bota Box... they have a Merlot as well as a Malbec in a box that are decent. Black Box Merlot is also quite good.

Costco sells a Bota Box red but I cant remember what variety it is, but it is $3 cheaper than I can buy Bota Box for at my neighborhood liquor store.

 
TwoByGreenCanoe
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08/28/2013 09:56PM  
Black box.
 
OldFingers57
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08/29/2013 08:19AM  
My wife loves the small little Bota Box ones. Just the right size for canoeing.
 
08/29/2013 11:55AM  
quote TwoByGreenCanoe: "Black box."
Very good.

Also Trader Joes has a red wine in a box that is good. Only 10 bucks.

 
finman
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08/29/2013 12:19PM  
Thanks everyone! Looks like the sampling will have to begin!!!
 
caribouluvr
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08/29/2013 03:04PM  
Or you could consider PlatyPreserves. My wife and I use these every time and they are very rugged, completely leakproof, and the best part is you can put any wine in them you want!
 
finman
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08/29/2013 09:26PM  
quote caribouluvr: "Or you could consider PlatyPreserves. My wife and I use these every time and they are very rugged, completely leakproof, and the best part is you can put any wine in them you want!"
I will have to look into these for future trips!!! Thanks! I did pick up some Black Box Merlot for this weekend - holy crap, it's four bottles of wine!!! Glad we are going to base camp- oh the headaches the girls could be facing!!! I weighed the whole package, comes in right under 7lbs. Taste test results will follow after the holiday weekend- thanks again!

 
tinkerer
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08/29/2013 11:53PM  
I can attest that Peter Vella is the house wine at many a fine establishment around town. It runs about $15 for a 5ltr box. It isn't a 2005 Bordeaux but it is a decent wine at a price you can't beat with a stick.
 
Tony
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08/31/2013 09:14AM  
fish eye moscato is really good. Comes in a 3 liter bag.

tony
 
shock
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09/02/2013 09:08PM  
finman you dont have say your wives are on the trip to ask about box wine .....none of us are here to judge :) (not knowing alot about wine) i would think your favorite in a flask/s would be just as good as any box wine ?
 
billconner
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09/03/2013 06:59AM  
Boxed wine is really ideally packaged for tripping. Almost no weight. Packs compactly (ditch the box before you pack). And easy to sink in a net bag on a rope with just one stone - no air in the container. Not to mention the contents are hardly exposed to any oxygen so keeps better.

Last time I shopped for boxed wine for a trip the choices were many. I ended up with several small ones for variety.

 
finman
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09/03/2013 08:50PM  
quote shock: "finman you dont have say your wives are on the trip to ask about box wine .....none of us are here to judge :) (not knowing alot about wine) i would think your favorite in a flask/s would be just as good as any box wine ?"
You got me!!! I should have put the wives part in quotations to throw everyone off!! Ok- so, my "wife" tried the Black Box Merlot this past weekend- I better keep trying. Not her flavor I guess. "Do they make a Malbec?" Her words, not mine I swear...

 
09/09/2013 11:16AM  
quote caribouluvr: "Or you could consider PlatyPreserves. My wife and I use these every time and they are very rugged, completely leakproof, and the best part is you can put any wine in them you want!"

+1
 
09/15/2013 10:00PM  
I like this: Black Box Cabernet Sauvignon, (3L) 2010, $24.99. A lighter styled Cabernet Sauvignon with blackberries and some chocolate, it has a pinch of Zinfandel and Syrah which makes things interesting.
 
TuscaroraBorealis
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04/02/2022 05:33PM  
What's the latest?
 
04/21/2022 12:57PM  
TuscaroraBorealis: "What's the latest?"

Black box merlot
 
4keys
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04/26/2022 06:11PM  
Any as long as I get to drink it!
 
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