Drinking wine was never my thing—until recently. Last year, I went to a wine tour and tasting at a fabulous vineyard in the Santa Barbara, California area, where I learned how wine is made and produced. Seeing the behind the scenes process as well as tasting the different types of wines made me become a fan of wine, and the various tastes it can represent. Recently, I was given the opportunity to try Black Box Wines, and despite the boxed wine aesthetic, was interested in serving it at a future get together in my home.
Growing up, my father drank boxed wine. I remember it being a joke with my mom, who thought boxed wine was a sort of downgrade from bottled wine. At the time, my dad preferred boxed wine, but even though I grew up and wasn’t a wine drinker until recently, I couldn’t shake the feeling that boxed wine was not “fabulous enough”.
My personal experiences with drinking boxed wine has been limited. But when the Black Box Wine arrived at my home, I could not wait to try it. The high-end packaging and presentation alongside some really good kudos (40 Gold Medals in wine competitions and 27 “Best Buy” nods from Wine Enthusiast magazine), got my attention. But the taste is really where it’s at.
I received the Sauvignon Blanc 2012 Valle Central Chile, a 2011 California Merlot, and a 2012 Coquimbo Region Chile Moscato. The Moscato was sweet, but not overbearing and accentuates any sweet flavors you are eating like creamy desserts. As a Moscato fan, Black Box Wine’s Chile Moscato had me at hello.
The Black Box Wines 2011 California Merlot was what I would describe as deep and rich in flavor, perfect for Italian food or steaks and meats.
My least favorite was Black Box Wines Sauvignon Blanc 2012 Valle Central Chile, as it is a mixture of both sweet and sour. Personally, these tastes don’t do much for my palette, but for others, it is the best of both worlds.
If you are looking for amazing flavor and taste and a good looking wine, don’t let the box fool you. Black Box Wines are superior in quality and can compete against a bottled wine anytime.
Store in your fridge and use when needed. Fabulous yet cost friendly too!
Black Box Wines Sauvignon Blanc retails for $24.99 (= 4 750 mL bottles)
Black Box Wines 2011 California Merlot retails for $24.99 (= 4 750 mL bottles)
Black Box Wines 2012 Coquimbo Region, Chile Moscato retails for $4.99 (comes in 500 mL size only)
Long after my complimentary wine is gone, I will be buying Black Box Wines, especially the Moscato for entertaining, or simply having a glass to enjoy with dinner or my downtime.
It’s time to think inside the box. Available in ten delicious varietals and two sizes (3L and Tetra), Black Box Wine will have you ready to lose the bottle! Black Box Wines is perfect for all your summer gatherings!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Black Box Wines. The opinions and text are all mine.