…and that’s to drink more wine in boxes. Or, as they’re calling it, drink more ‘cask’ wines. Yes, I’m absolutely serious here. Not a hint of a smirk on my face…no snarky punchline waiting in the wings.
I know, I know – your toes are curling, right? I live in a place with plentiful, decent wine – and I’m opting for the stuff in a box?
But I’ve good reasons, so hear me out before you sniff and turn away.
See, I’m the only one in the house who drinks – and it’s rare for me to have guests here who also like wine. So if I open a bottle, I have to be committed to it – either to drink it all in an evening (I’ve done that, don’t recommend it) or to want to have it again within the next 48 hours (yes, even with a VacuVin, in my experience) since I lean towards red wine.
Sadly, too many unfinished bottles either ended up being dumped into the communal jug of ‘cooking wine’ that’s stored in the refrigerator waiting for the next batch of pasta sauce last year – or just discarded after it’d turned (despite appearances to the contrary, I really don’t drink that much and/or that often.)
So the notion of wine with a 30-day shelf-life – well, it’s appealing. Not to mention cost-conscious, since I’m not wasting any.
So I’m on the maiden voyage – a box of Delicato shiraz in what they’re calling a ‘Bota Box.’ It’ll do – but it’s not going to be the house wine. Once this is gone, what should I try next time? (I’m not a big fan of merlot, though…and yes, I know I need to see Sideways)