Monday, March 27, 2006
More wine in the box
Back to the "box wine" discussion.
I find I like red wine-in-the-box; unfortunately, I can't get one just the way I like it. Either I can get a "chillable red" that's a little sweet, or a burgundy or cabernet that is a little dry. Solution? I buy one of each, and do my own blend. (You can mock, but I point out that wine sellers have been packaging "blends" for some time now; and since I know no more than the minimum about wine, I really don't know what sort of pedigree this practice has; but my cynical suspicion is that it's really just repackaging leftovers.)
Oh, and while I'm exposing myself to mockery high and low, I will invite more as I ask if anyone else does what I do: when the box is almost empty, I tear it open, pull out the bag, to see how much wine is left in it. I've discovered when the box seems empty, there can be rather more wine still inside, that doesn't pour out all that well -- sometimes one or two glasses' worth.
I've figured out you can usually get all but the last glass by doing a lot of tipping; for the last glass, simply snip off a corner of the bag and pour out the rest! As my frugal father would have said: "I paid for that wine that's still in there, too!"
Without any endorsement, I must give credit to the photo, which came from this site.