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Snooth User: Muchkabouche

Any Ultra- or Super-Premium Wines in a Box?

Posted by Muchkabouche, Sep 28, 2009.

Wine in a box. From what I have read, this is a growing segment of the industry, with a current potential to save the consumer some good hard earned $$ on a purchase vs. the traditional glass bottle and cork package. Love it or hate it, this is probably here to stay and grow. Perhaps another post will explore the good vs evils of this trend. Here's my question for you all-knowing and savvy tasters to stay on point.

Have you had any ultra or super premium wine in a box? You know, a wine that would be equally comparable to a $10-$20 per bottle type? With BLACK BOXavailable for $20-30 per 3-liter box in Michigan (wine on sale is great, isn't it?), that comes to $6 - $7.50 per bottle. Anything you have had that you would put on par with a decent $10-$20 bottle? Let's share the knowledge, and save our friends some grief and $$ at the same time.

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Reply by Gregory Dal Piaz, Sep 28, 2009.

“From the tank,” Estezargues, Cotes du Rhone White and Red are excellent values and the same type of wine one would expect to pay $10 a bottle or more for.

I've also had very nice Chardonnay from the Macon, Dry Riesling from Australia, and a Grenache blend from the South of France that were all very serviceable wines that happened to come in a box.

Looking forward to others favorites.

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Reply by Muchkabouche, Sep 28, 2009.

Thanks for the starter recommendations. Are these wines you mention the type of "value" that you would enjoy after drinking 4 bottles? Or simply a servicable wine, good for a bottle now and then, but would get tired of after so many pours?

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Reply by Charles Emilio, Sep 28, 2009.

Dangerous stuff pouring wine from a box :-)
With a bottle you know how much is left and you can leave half or a quarter for tomorrow.


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