2 weeks ago I was forced to drink wine out of a box. Sacrilege I know! What would have been worse would have been to drink this out of a keg glass too! No such offense was made, thank goodness but I have to say, I didn't hate the boxed wine. I'm not sure what brand it was, nor what type but it wasn't bad. So when I was hosting a rather large party last weekend I ran to the liquor store and not wanting to spend an arm and a leg on wine I asked the wine guy at our local store what his best boxed wine was and he pointed me in the direction of Big House Red. At only $16.99 for the equivalent of 4 bottles of wine, I was hesitantly sold.
I really wasn't expecting much more than alcoholic grape juice, but after the day I had I was ready and willing to drink whatever you were going to pour for me. So, I gave it a go. I was pleasantly surprised! And by pleasantly surprised, I mean really, really surprised. It wasn't bad, in fact dare I say it was pretty good? It is very fruity and light so I think most people could drink it and appreciate wine. No wine snobbiness here, so if that's your thing, back away from the box, NOW!
I wouldn't pair this wine with your fabulous filet mignon but this would definitely be right for a nice burger on a warm evening, or a hearty spaghetti or even your darn Hamburger Helper. Doesn't matter to me. I actually think it's a great wine to just enjoy for a light happy hour in the evening. And the best part? This box of wine can last up to 6 weeks! Amazing. Especially at the rate SOME people enjoy their wine :)
Needless to say, I broke out of my snobbiness for a moment and tasted something different and I actually didn't mind it :) I dare ya, go buy a box of wine tonight!