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(The Atlantic)   "The time has come for everyone to enjoy the deliciousness of boxed wine"   (theatlantic.com) divider line 178
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2014-08-24 06:47:55 PM  
I've never had boxed wine, but considering the quality fare I receive in similar packaging for stock, broth, soup, milk, juice, etc. I can see how it could provide decent receptacle for wine.
 
2014-08-24 06:59:09 PM  
It has a plastic flavor with an aroma of waxed cardboard. So... exactly like every other wine...
 
2014-08-24 07:15:15 PM  
I drink boxed wine.  It is cheap and so am I.
 
2014-08-24 07:15:53 PM  
I don't think there ever was a time when I didn't enjoy the deliciousness of boxed wine.
 
2014-08-24 07:35:51 PM  
The juice box sized wine containers are perfect for the drinker on the go, whether it's a quick trip to the store or sitting in the park with your kids.
 
2014-08-24 07:42:42 PM  
I had a small group of friends at university and we would drink wine on the weekends when we hung out. A box of wine was just enough to get us good and drunk. It wasn't bad if you knew what to get. Stuff has come a long way from Franzia.

Would I drink it during a nice dinner? No

Would I drink it to get hammered with friends? Yes
 
2014-08-24 08:01:46 PM  
img.fark.net This is great. 23.00 and without all the nasty chemical fillers. Note - does not last 4 weeks in my house.
 
2014-08-24 08:12:08 PM  
I'm enjoying boxed wine as we speak.
 
2014-08-24 08:12:25 PM  
or...rather....sit at our computers and type in teh Farks....
 
2014-08-24 08:42:10 PM  
There's nothing wrong with drinking Cardbordeaux, as long as it's not hideous wine to begin with.

/Having a glass right now.
 
2014-08-24 08:43:02 PM  
Let Us Now Praise Boxed Wines?
/Hail franzia!
 
2014-08-24 08:46:22 PM  
I always keep a 5 liter box of Franzia Rose around in case some of our more highbrow friends show up unannounced.
 
2014-08-24 08:48:31 PM  

Aar1012: I had a small group of friends at university and we would drink wine on the weekends when we hung out. A box of wine was just enough to get us good and drunk. It wasn't bad if you knew what to get. Stuff has come a long way from Franzia.

Would I drink it during a nice dinner? No

Would I drink it to get hammered with friends? Yes



I thought everyone knew this.
 
2014-08-24 08:48:41 PM  
A lot of people are adverse to boxed wine because for a long time, only crappy wine came in boxes. Same goes with beer in cans. Gotta look at the product and not the packaging.
 
2014-08-24 08:49:12 PM  
A lot of boxed wine is not bad. No worse than most sub $10 bottled stuff, but you get more for your money. It's pizza wine. Good enough for nightly consumption.
 
2014-08-24 08:49:54 PM  
Well, I was going to joke you people seem to be downing more than your share of boxed wine while typing on Fark, but I see you have all pre-empted me by confessing.
 
kth
2014-08-24 08:51:26 PM  
We don't drink a lot of wine here, but we cook with it a lot. A good box of wine lasts longer than a bottle, and is cheaper. Works for us.

We usually hide it in the pantry though, and periodically refill the bottle that sits on the shelf.
 
2014-08-24 08:52:31 PM  
Wine gives me wicked heartburn. Thankfully beer does not.
 
2014-08-24 08:53:12 PM  
Cartoné rules.
 
2014-08-24 08:54:16 PM  
And by "deliciousness," they mean, "killer buzz, with decent chance of hangover."
 
2014-08-24 08:56:31 PM  

1, cut a hole in a box
2, put that slop in that box
3, make her open the box
And that's the way you do it

It's my wine in a box!



Christmas: wine in a box,
Hanukkah: wine in a box,
Kwanzaa: wine in a box!

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2014-08-24 08:58:30 PM  
Steps for enjoying a fine wine:

1. Pay too much money. 2. wrestle with the corkscrew, or invest in an expensive complicated device to "simplify" things. 3. Find a stopper because you can't put the farking cork back in. 4. Pretend you're happy spending too much money while worrying about keeping the rest of your wine fresh.

Steps for enjoying a boxed wine:

1. Pay a reasonable price. 2. Press the button, enjoy the wine, don't worry about opening, storing or keeping it. 3. Not drunk enough yet? Press button, enjoy more wine.

Boxed wine #FTW. Sick tag? Submitter is a tool.
 
2014-08-24 08:58:46 PM  
When my roomate was full blown alcholic she was drinking 1-2 boxes a day. The recycle bin was overflowing with boxes. Its why I always locked up the good stuff.
 
2014-08-24 09:02:19 PM  

bittermang: Steps for enjoying a fine wine:

1. Pay too much money. 2. wrestle with the corkscrew, or invest in an expensive complicated device to "simplify" things. 3. Find a stopper because you can't put the farking cork back in. 4. Pretend you're happy spending too much money while worrying about keeping the rest of your wine fresh.

Steps for enjoying a boxed wine:

1. Pay a reasonable price. 2. Press the button, enjoy the wine, don't worry about opening, storing or keeping it. 3. Not drunk enough yet? Press button, enjoy more wine.

Boxed wine #FTW. Sick tag? Submitter is a tool.


This and the other comment about the wine making the container legit and not the other way round. Subby fail.
 
2014-08-24 09:02:58 PM  
I prefer karated wine to boxed wine... goes well with sushi.
 
2014-08-24 09:04:35 PM  
Franzia is crap because Franzia is crap. It would be crap in a bottle too!
 
2014-08-24 09:04:47 PM  

mikebdoss: A lot of people are adverse to boxed wine because for a long time, only crappy wine came in boxes. Same goes with beer in cans. Gotta look at the product and not the packaging.


This exactly.

There is crap wine in glass, there is good wine in boxes.  I've had some boxed wine that was awful, I've had some that would easily rival some $40 bottles of wine.
 
2014-08-24 09:05:06 PM  
I'm always on the lookout for passable tetra pak wine. Can't bring glass or cans camping most places.
 
2014-08-24 09:06:03 PM  
My sister-in-law brought this one to the house last week. I enjoyed it very much. Enough to go out and get one for myself. I did a very quick Google search, and it consistently makes most of the '10 Best' lists for wine in a box. To some of you, I'm sure that may comparable to the '10 Least Painful STDs' . But if you would like to try a decent cab, at around $20 for a 3 liter box, it is much better than some of the unknown red wines I've tried while dining out.

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jlt
2014-08-24 09:07:16 PM  

catusr: I drink boxed wine.  It is cheap and so am I.


Boxed wine is awesome in our sailboat. Perfect fit for the icebox.
 
2014-08-24 09:09:38 PM  
On the one hand I've had good boxed wine and it keeps very well on the the other hand there is something very satisfying in hearing the cork pop on a fresh bottle of wine.
 
2014-08-24 09:10:34 PM  
And now I get to teach you how to play Franzia-ball.  This should be played outdoors, the more people the better.

Take the bag of wine out of the box, and have everyone stand in a circle.  Start tossing the bag of wine back and forth.  The rule is you drink from the bag if you don't catch it.  Throw it to whoever you want, ideally the person who isn't paying attention or is to drunk to catch.  There are no rules on how hard you throw it.  Best played at twilight or around a campfire, making it harder to see.

Note: this is a bad idea and will likely lead to other bad ideas.
 
2014-08-24 09:10:48 PM  
What I like best about boxed wine is that you can pour it into empty soda cans, and it's less conspicuous.  Plus, it's very conducive to my violent hand gestures.

/intervention!  intervention!
//easily a top 10 episode
 
hej
2014-08-24 09:11:31 PM  
The last time I had boxed wine it ended in me passing out on the toilet in a DeVry bathroom.
 
2014-08-24 09:13:17 PM  
A plastic bag is not good enough for a liquid derived from rotted fruit?
 
2014-08-24 09:14:28 PM  

PanicMan: And now I get to teach you how to play Franzia-ball.  This should be played outdoors, the more people the better.

Take the bag of wine out of the box, and have everyone stand in a circle.  Start tossing the bag of wine back and forth.  The rule is you drink from the bag if you don't catch it.  Throw it to whoever you want, ideally the person who isn't paying attention or is to drunk to catch.  There are no rules on how hard you throw it.  Best played at twilight or around a campfire, making it harder to see.

Note: this is a bad idea and will likely lead to other bad ideas and pregnancy.


FTFY
 
2014-08-24 09:14:56 PM  
Cheap jag without all the extra recycleables.
 
2014-08-24 09:15:38 PM  
Drinking from a bottle looks *slightly* classier than pouring from the spigot into your mouth. That said, I LOVE some good boxed wine!
 
2014-08-24 09:18:11 PM  
Boxed wine has it's place. I like the cheap boxes of red and white at World Market. Awesome base for sangria. Otherwise, I'll stick with my 367 bottles.
 
2014-08-24 09:18:30 PM  
There is a great rose on the market right now that is boxed. Perfect summertime wine.


no shame in affordable economic boxed wine. Even those of us in the wine culture are aware of this.
 
2014-08-24 09:18:54 PM  
I am normally a beer snob by trade, and delight in informing you Farkers in excruciating detail why you do not know your ass from second base, but I will take time out and explain the situation:

The science of winemaking has advanced by incredible leaps and bounds, and it is really not justifiable to pay a steep price for a premium vintage, not when something 99% as good is available in the $6 range.  You don't even have to pay that much if you are willing to take chances.

Box wine is excellent value for the money, you would have to pay 10 times as much for a 10% quality gain; unless you want to impress somebody, it is simply not worth it.
 
2014-08-24 09:19:49 PM  
I have found the 3 glasses in a box (usually about $4.00 in a grocer's wine section) is good on those trips where I want some wine, but don't want to pay restaurant prices. Or drive immediately post-consumption. It's not any worse than two buck chuck, and cheaper per ounce (usually) than the four pack of 175ml splits
 
2014-08-24 09:22:08 PM  

bittermang: Steps for enjoying a fine wine:

1. Pay too much money. 2. wrestle with the corkscrew, or invest in an expensive complicated device to "simplify" things. 3. Find a stopper because you can't put the farking cork back in. 4. Pretend you're happy spending too much money while worrying about keeping the rest of your wine fresh.

Steps for enjoying a boxed wine:

1. Pay a reasonable price. 2. Press the button, enjoy the wine, don't worry about opening, storing or keeping it. 3. Not drunk enough yet? Press button, enjoy more wine.

Boxed wine #FTW. Sick tag? Submitter is a tool.


THIS.

You win the thread.
 
2014-08-24 09:22:45 PM  

Dahnkster: My sister-in-law brought this one to the house last week. I enjoyed it very much. Enough to go out and get one for myself. I did a very quick Google search, and it consistently makes most of the '10 Best' lists for wine in a box. To some of you, I'm sure that may comparable to the '10 Least Painful STDs' . But if you would like to try a decent cab, at around $20 for a 3 liter box, it is much better than some of the unknown red wines I've tried while dining out.

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my favorite (not a snob)
 
2014-08-24 09:23:10 PM  
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2014-08-24 09:24:15 PM  

mikebdoss: A lot of people are adverse to boxed wine because for a long time, only crappy wine came in boxes. Same goes with beer in cans. Gotta look at the product and not the packaging.


I wish my favorite beer came in 5 liter boxes
 
2014-08-24 09:25:46 PM  

laid back w/bud light: Cheap jag without all the extra recycleables.


This also eliminates the telltale clink of glass bottles to the recycle bins if you have nosy neighbors.

Dahnkster: My sister-in-law brought this one to the house last week. I enjoyed it very much. Enough to go out and get one for myself. I did a very quick Google search, and it consistently makes most of the '10 Best' lists for wine in a box. To some of you, I'm sure that may comparable to the '10 Least Painful STDs' . But if you would like to try a decent cab, at around $20 for a 3 liter box, it is much better than some of the unknown red wines I've tried while dining out.

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This one is good also.
 
2014-08-24 09:28:43 PM  
Most restaurants use boxed wine for the sauces

/yes even Franzia
 
2014-08-24 09:29:11 PM  
It's not just for 47 year old southern alcoholic divorcees, anymore?

Huh.
 
2014-08-24 09:29:19 PM  
From the headline, I thought it meant that stores would be accepting food stamps as payment for it.

Srsly
 
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