Who'd have thought a box wine could be this good?
On a recent cycling trip, my buddy, Mike, who owns a winery, pulled out a box wine. “What the heck?” I stammered. Mike is a wine connoisseur; I’d never seen him drink anything without a cork.
“This is really good,” he replied, unscrewing the cap and filling my Sierra cup.
Mike is something of a joker and I thought this must be one of his pranks so I eyed my cup suspiciously. “Really, it’s good,” Mike said taking a sip from his own cup, “I’ll drink yours if you don’t want it.”
I watched him carefully for signs of anaphylactic shock. When, after a few moments, he failed to have a grand mall seizure, I took a sip. The shock must have shown on my face because Mike smiled broadly. “It’s good, isn’t it?’
I was amazed. I don’t have an especially sophisticated palate, but I do know what I like, and I really liked this Bandit Cab Sauv.
Not only is it a great wine, it doesn’t cost a lot. I saw it in the store the other day for $7.00. And that’s for a full liter, not 750ml like you’d get with a bottle. But maybe the best thing about Bandit is that it comes in a lightweight box. That means you can lighten your load when it’s full and crunch down the box when you’re done. It’s also re-sealable so if you don’t drink it all with dinner, you can pour it on your cornflakes the next morning.