Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Black Box Wine



When it comes to wines I like my whites sweet and my reds full-body. Kathy Griffith first introduced me to boxed wine as her parents always drank it on her reality show.

I finally took the plunge and bought my first boxed wine - Black Box. Their 3 liter wine box holds four 750 ml wine bottles at a fraction of the price! For additional convenience, Black Box Wines also offers a Mini Pak size that are only 6x3 inches with a plastic screw cap that holds three glasses of wine! I love this idea because it keeps the wine fresher longer, and is so easy to transport from inside to outdoors! It's unfortunate that there's still a stigma around box wine, especially if you pulled it out of your purse to enjoy at the movie theater with a straw! lol

Did you know that boxed wine stays fresh for four weeks, it’s shatter-proof, portable as it weighs less and doesn't require a corkscrew. It's environmentally conscious in the fact that the total energy used to produce one box is about 1/3 the energy required to produce a glass bottle. The box can be recycled with your paper products.  If you refrigerate an open box, it will retain freshness even longer than four weeks. When you open it, allow some time for the wine to open up before serving as boxed wines get no air after bottling. You can do this by pouring it into your glass and letting it sit for 10 minutes or swirling the wine will expose it to oxygen quicker which allows the wine to open and release it’s aromas and flavors. If you’re serving it to guests, you can pour it into a decanter to make it look more fancy.

I really enjoyed Black Box’s Cabernet Sauvignon from Chile.

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