Wednesday, August 10, 2005

What's wrong with wine in a box?

My last assignment was at a very nice, well-to-do, suburban parish, with a pastor who I respect immensely who was kind, generous, wise, supportive, and a great mentor. Among the less significant influences he had on me was introducing me to box-wine.

I'm sitting here now, drinking some "white zinfindel" (uh, but it's pink) out of a box (actually, I'm drinking from a glass; it would be awkward to drink it from the box, though I'm open to trying if anyone has a suggestion on how).

Do you think this is bad? Any wine snobs want to comment?

7 comments:

Rich Leonardi said...

What's wrong with boxed wine?

It's so ... utilitarian, treating the wine-drinking experience like a trip to a filling station.

Patrick Joubert Conlon said...

Hi Martin,

I'm a wine snob (well, I would be if I could afford it.) I started drinking boxed wine when I realized that it kept better in a box than an opened bottle. It's perfect for when you only want one glass not a whole bottle. I prefer Peter Vella to Franzia.

I found your blog from a comment you left over on another blog.

Congratulations on not being called a "progressive."

I'm looking forward to reading your blog and will bookmark it. I joined the Marist Brother for 2 years but I don't go to church anymore. Well, I tried last Easter and went to mass for the first time in 40 years but found it just as boring as usual.

Father Martin Fox said...

Patrick:

Welcome to my blog, and thanks for your comments and your bookmark!

I have Vella in my fridge right now!

I'm sorry for your bad experience at Mass; if there's anything I can do, of course I would be happy to do so.

Patrick Joubert Conlon said...

Hi Martin,

I din't have a "bad" experience. In fact it was quite interesting since I had never been to a "modern" non-Latin Mass. So I went back again the next Sunday. That's when I realized that, no matter how much I liked the community, I'm just not a church person.

Father Martin Fox said...

To Rich (if you come back this way anytime soon...)

I just finished off this "box" and in dismantling it, of course I found it's a plastic bag inside. And I thought, "hmm, what does this remind me of?" Then I realized -- why, of the way they kept wine in Our Lord's time: wineskins?

Ha ha!

Anonymous said...

Drinking wine from a box is like drinking beer from a can. You haven't tried to smash any wine boxes against your forehead, have you?

Father Martin Fox said...

anon - not yet!