Ahhh, as I sip a glass of wine from my Bota Box I think back to the good ol' days in College when drinking boxed wine wasn't uncool. Ok, so I have not had boxed wine since College (well until this weekend).
I am not a wine connoisseur by any means, but I do enjoy a good glass of wine. However, wine can get expensive. But I am trying to be healthier, so I know that I need to cut back on the amount of beer I drink. Plus I have been craving wine lately.
So I journeyed to the liquor store to buy some wine. I was looking for something organic or local. As I was wandering aimlessly around the liquor store, I came across the boxed wine. I saw the neighbors hauling in a bunch of boxed wine last weekend probably for a party, but it had me thinking. Do they make boxed wine that is decent these days? So I looked through the selection and I came across the Bota Box wine. Of course the big recyclable label on the front caught my attention immediately. Then I noticed that the Cabernet was tagged as being rated one of the top 100 (I think it was # 86) wines in the store according to someone. It didn't really matter. I was sold. It was $15.99. The box said it equals four 750ml bottles of wine. You know I am always looking for a bargain. The box is recyclable and lasts up to a month once it is opened.
So I bought the Pinot Grigio and the Shiraz. The Cabernet was sold out. The first thing I did when I got home was google Bota Box and I found this. Bota Box goes green. The box is printed on recycled paper containing 95% post consumer fiber. The box is 100% recyclable. The ink is soy based versus petroleum. They use unbleached paper and use cornstarch instead of glue.
Man, what a great deal. I got the equivalent of 8 bottles of wine for $34, it's easy to grab a glass of wine without opening a whole bottle, and it is environmentally friendly. This find made my weekend. Maybe boxed wine will make a comeback. It has in my house.