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Wine in boxes

Discussion in 'off topic' started by blossomchris, May 23, 2019.

  1. blossomchris

    blossomchris I feel better than James Brown

    Not tried this for many a moon, and from memory was not overly pleasant.

    We prefer red or a dry white, no Rose', Chardonnay, Pinot noir, Merlot suggestions please, unless spectacular if poss.

    As a rule we usually spend around 12-20 pounds per bottle.


  2. JensenHealey

    JensenHealey pfm Member

    I bought a 2 or 3 bottle (can't remember) stand up pouch wine the other day for a 21st party. Worked really well. Got it from Tesco. We used the Pinot Grigio variety, although it was Hungarian IIRC. Well - it all went - and no the party was not full of 21 yr olds! - it was mostly a middle aged family crowd. Took up less space than the box type.

    Mind you it was not in the 12-20 a bottle range. Not sure I have seen a box in that price range. In theory it should work well - but I guess boxing or bagging is only going to work for big-selling populist wines - and those are not £20 a bottle!
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  3. Rodrat

    Rodrat pfm Member

    They are the devils work, easy to drink a lot more that you intended. Nearly bought a NZ wine box the other day but just knew it would be a mistake.
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  4. jimpey

    jimpey pfm Member

    I find quite the opposite.

    It's convenient to have only a glass and a half or so knowing that the rest will not deteriorate.

    I like to bring boxes of merlot home from a french supermarket but can't in all conscience suggest it meets the OP's briefo_O

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  5. Rug Doc

    Rug Doc pfm Member

  6. Alex S

    Alex S pfm Member

    Lidl’s are quite good. I drink a box a day to avoid confusion.
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  7. Marchbanks

    Marchbanks Golly, do I ever have a lot of soul!

    A friend of mine was very annoyed when a box of wine that was supposed to keep for thirty days ran out after only two.
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  8. Enfield boy

    Enfield boy pfm Member

    J'accuse the friend
  9. russel

    russel ./_dazed_and_confused

    Don't buy anything less than 13% ABV and you won't go far wrong because you won't be able to move that far.
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  10. stevec67

    stevec67 pfm Member

    The boxes don't generally have wine in that price range, it tends to be decent enough fiver a bottle stuff. Nothing special but decent party fodder.
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  11. blossomchris

    blossomchris I feel better than James Brown

    Thanks all, thought I was expecting too much.

    The reason for the thread was to try a wine box, instead of opening a bottle and using the vacuum stopper which is barely good enough.
    I was hoping to cut down and also as I believe the wine in boxes do keep longer.

    I will try the Waitrose one as suggested by Rug Doc which should suffice as a Mon-Thursday tipple. All part of the Mediterranean Diet a glass or two a day:)

  12. dweezil

    dweezil pfm Member

    Some places have started doing 50cl bottles if that helps; we're currently on a Barossa Ink as i'm weaning myself back onto red.

    That's only two glasses so easy enough to finish.

    Boxes are great for festivals, we budget on one a day plus a few cider top ups.
  13. Nero


    Where's EV when you need him? Or are wine boxes the work of the EU bureaucrats?
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  14. gintonic

    gintonic 50 shades of grey pussy cats

    you can of course, "pour" wine without removing the cork.


    doesn't work with screwcaps or plastic bungs though
  15. blossomchris

    blossomchris I feel better than James Brown

    I often look at these bottles, time to think about trying some.

  16. blossomchris

    blossomchris I feel better than James Brown

    Worth a consideration, but with this possible new routine I will save whole bottles of the better wine for the weekends when they are always emptied the same day.

  17. Pete MB&D

    Pete MB&D Pete Maddex, the one and only!

    Simply fill the glass with the right amount and poor the rest of the bottle down the sink.

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  18. SteveG

    SteveG pfm Member

    My wife doesn't drink so if I open a bottle of wine on a weekday evening much of it will get poured away as I'd rarely drink a whole bottle. The small bottles are a good option, I just wish there was a bit more choice.
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  19. Pete MB&D

    Pete MB&D Pete Maddex, the one and only!

    Fill an ice cube tray with left over wine, freeze, bag and use for stock.

  20. stevec67

    stevec67 pfm Member

    Yes, good plan for the stuff you pick up at the local offy for £6, but I wouldn't want to waste Barolo or anything else I'd paid £15 for in a stock.
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