Thinking inside the box
I have a teensy confession to make. I'm sort of a wine snob...in that I absolutely refuse to drink boxed wine.
So we "tapped the box." Is that the proper terminology for how you open a box of wine? I've had no experience with this - hubby had to open it.
But once it was open and flowing, I was pleasantly surprised. It was...actually good. I don't think I would be able to tell the difference between this and a comparably priced bottle of wine. It wasn't too sweet, which is the kiss of death for wine for me, and which I have discovered is the main downfall of inexpensive wines. It's like they put more sugar into it to mask the terrible flavor.
But FishEye didn't. This wasn't too sweet. It's a shame it's 65 degrees and rainy outside today, because this would be perfect scorching-hot-July-weather wine. It's so light! I don't think I was expecting that. I'm not sure what I was expecting, but this wasn't it.
I still don't think I'll go for generic boxed wine (think Franzia), but if I see FishEye boxed wine on sale at Bi-Lo again, I'll definitely grab some. It's the equivalent of four 750-ML bottles for about $15ish bucks (depending on where you buy), so this would be SUPER for a party. My only (very minor) gripe is that our midget fridge is too small to continually keep a box of wine in it (so maybe I should just get red? I could leave that on the counter!) Other than that, I highly recommend it. Wine snobs, unite...and step off your pedestals and try FishEye Wines.
Disclaimer: I received a $15-off coupon from BzzAgent to purchase this wine and review it in exchange for my honest opinions.
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