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    Box Wine

    A couple years ago my buddy made me laugh when he said he was buying box(ed) wine. I am not an alcohol snob, but I never thought of wine in a box being the best idea. For one thing, it sounds cheap to me. And then, what about the loss of flavour? And finally, do the good wineries put wine in boxes??

    Well here we are. A couple of years later and guess what my wife and I enjoy? Wine in a box! I mean, she was the one to give it a go, given I was hardly drinking wine at the time. But she convinced me to taste it, and for the most part, it holds its taste. One more thing, it cost about half as much!

    We like this canuck wine....Jackson Triggs - Riesling Gewurztraminer. I know, it's a mouthful! And why not, given it's kinda alright to drink a mouthful. Hey, it tastes good, is known for being a good wine, and a box contains over 5 bottles, and at a local price of just $40.

    Hey, I have not drank much wine over the last decades, preferring a little rye or beer. But why not? It goes good with food, and gives me a nice, relaxed feeling. I'm talkin less than a glass a day, but I am glad we "stooped" to the box version!!


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    Jackson triggs eh....

    with love from a local wine snob.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Remedy View Post
    Jackson triggs eh....

    with love from a local wine snob.
    I expect that any wine expert would stay far away from wine in a box, or buy the ordinary stuff we do. We are ok with a $16 or $17 bottle. One of my friends believes he is a bit of an expert and actually did go snobby on the rest of the group, by basically telling us he knew the difference in wines, and that what we were drinking was not quite the same. But some could care less, given we are not too worried about it, nor want to spend ten or twenty, (or more) above the price we pay now. Sure, I splurge occasionally, especially if it's something for my wife. Sad truth, the times I do it, I am not any more satisfied with the wine itself.

    As for Jackson T....we often go Canadian, but dabble with various countries. We often buy from wineries we have visited, like JT or Mission Hill. I love visiting wineries, and have been fortunate to have done so in a number of places when on vacation.
    Last edited by CanDB; 06-21-2019 at 07:11 AM.

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