Box Wine Review: Black Box Pinot Grigio
Hey everybody! Here’s a guest post by my friend Ashley. Hi Ashley! She went to Baltimore for her 5-year college reunion and drank box wine in a dorm room, like you do. Without further ado…
Greetings from Bodymore Murdaland!
As a faithful reader of this blog, I was extremely excited and honored that Emily is letting me write about my boxed wine experience. I hope I can live up to her high sommelier expectations, I promise to use good wine words (already off to a great start!).
Anyway, this past weekend I trekked down to Baltimore for my college 5 year reunion, WHAT. I know. I cannot believe that it’s been 5 years either, that means we’ve been out of college longer than we were in college. Mind blown yet? Wait till I review this wine. So to make this a true college experience, my friends and I went all out for this one…. and we stayed in the dorms. That’s right, the smelly dorms with their terrible furniture where so many memories were made. Loyola graciously provided us with a pillow as thin as a blanket and a blanket made out of god knows what, felt? I think it was felt, and the scratchy kind too. So to truly ensure that we could sleep under these conditions the only logical solution was to drink our faces off.
Since we all aren’t beer drinkers we needed something else to numb our minds of the pains of adulthood, so when we went back to our old liquor store (across the street from an alley where I swear I could hear The Farmer in the Dell faintly whistled and down the street from a “restaurant” named Chicken, Steak and Chocolate Cake) we immediately found the only logical solution: boxed wine!
Back to the dorms! We were ready.
(ed. note: gross.)
As we got dressed we dived into our old habits and opened that good ole Black Box Pinot Grigio and sampled.
My thoughts: it was pretty ok!! The first sip made me make a scrunched face because it tasted pretty tart, but after about a half of a red solo cup of it, it started to taste not as tart. Are you sold yet?!?! Overall it tasted like many other moderately priced Pinot Grigios and for a refreshing summer vino that offers 4 bottles of wine in one box for $19.99, I give it a thumbs up.
Since I knew I was in for another 6+ hours of intense drinking, I wasn’t sure how my fate would play out. So, I MADE my friends take another photo of me posing so sweetly with my box of wine, it could have been my last!
As I stared at my own reflection in that photo, before I entered the unknown world of open bars and awkward encounters, I could only think of the most appropriate parting words uttered in this great city I hold so dear:
(ed. note: you look good, girl.)