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Uh Oh: Did Kathy Griffin’s Mom Make Boxed Wine Acceptable?

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APPARENTLY … new packaging and marketing is making boxed wine an acceptable beverage to drink. In public. At fancy restaurants. [Forbes]

By:           editor editor
On:           Jul 17, 2009
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  • 23 Comments
    • Bam
      Bam

      TIP IT!!!!!!!

      Jul 17, 2009 at 1:14 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • galefan2004
      galefan2004

      Nothing wrong with boxed wine as long as it tastes right and gets the affect desired.

      Jul 17, 2009 at 1:15 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Andrew
      Andrew

      Boxed wine…
      Cheese-stuffed pizza crust…
      Velveeta…
      Cheeze Wiz…
      Wonderbread…
      Twinkies…

      No one does tacky food better than Americans.

      Jul 17, 2009 at 1:52 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • galefan2004
      galefan2004

      @Andrew: Until we start eating cat/dog and testicles as delicacies I’m not sure I’m going to be able to agree with you.

      Jul 17, 2009 at 2:02 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • TANK
      TANK

      At least there’d be some nutrition in them. Have you eaten animal testicles before? Then stfu.

      Jul 17, 2009 at 2:06 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • TANK
      TANK

      boxed wine is great before a nice long workout.

      Jul 17, 2009 at 2:07 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • galefan2004
      galefan2004

      @TANK: Do humans count as animals? And, define exactly what you mean by eating please.

      Jul 17, 2009 at 2:08 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • TANK
      TANK

      Hilarious, I’m sure.

      Jul 17, 2009 at 2:11 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • galefan2004
      galefan2004

      @TANK: Nah it wasn’t. You are just saying that to avoid hurting my feelings. I thought you liked hurting my feelings? I’m disappointed.

      Jul 17, 2009 at 2:16 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • TANK
      TANK

      @galefan2004:

      No, I’m not. And I don’t care either way.

      Jul 17, 2009 at 2:21 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Swellster
      Swellster

      Its not the box itself that counts, but the quality of the wine that goes into the box. Air sealed containers actually are better for the wine, but you need to put good wine in the box. Up until recently the only wine that went into boxes was swill. As the wine gets better, then boxes will become more acceptable.

      Jul 17, 2009 at 3:25 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Matt Deco
      Matt Deco

      Kids seem to be coming out sooner and sooner. For example, see the 8-year-old style bickering above.

      Jul 17, 2009 at 3:26 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • HayYall
      HayYall

      You peasants defending boxed cat piss almost made me adjust my monocle. The very idea that I have to enter this thread and upbraid you is enough to make me twist the cap on this fine, vintage 2009 bottle of Boone’s Farm Strawberry Hill.

      Jul 17, 2009 at 3:51 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • paul-e-wog
      paul-e-wog

      I’ll always think of my Belgian host father describing American boxed wine- “merde du pays”.

      Jul 17, 2009 at 6:38 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Marius
      Marius

      The 2008 was sublime.

      Jul 17, 2009 at 6:38 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • TikiHead
      TikiHead

      Sunset Magazine had an article about box wines — apparently the wineries have had a glut of excellent grapes, and have been moving into the boxed wine market with really good wine.

      Jul 17, 2009 at 10:11 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • TANK
      TANK

      @TikiHead:

      sunset magazine? Is that like the AARP monthly? Sunset for old people who are dying and want to know about the latest in hip replacement technology?

      but yes, as someone who knows wine, you can’t dismiss as quickly as you once could…quickly, but not AS quickly.

      Jul 17, 2009 at 10:23 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Qjersey
      Qjersey

      Dear Kathy,

      You really should hook-up with a winery and sell “MG (Maggie Griffin) boxed wine, the best vintage since last year”

      Jul 18, 2009 at 7:29 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Hermitage
      Hermitage

      I hope that it becomes more and more acceptable. It’s better for the environment and having tasted a french Cabernet Sauvignon, it can be really good.

      Jul 18, 2009 at 7:49 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • galefan2004
      galefan2004

      @Matt Deco: You could try having a sense of humor instead of being a judgmental prick.

      Jul 18, 2009 at 9:36 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Andrew
      Andrew

      @galefan2004:
      Ahh… but I said “tacky”, not “disgusting”. :)

      Jul 18, 2009 at 12:42 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Kid A
      Kid A

      @TikiHead: I’m with you. A friend of mine gave me a “wine box” at a party, and it was really tasty. The keg was flat as it was, and as I sat with two friends also with their wine boxes, we had a great conversation. The college party drink for the non-hedonist.

      Jul 18, 2009 at 5:44 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Andy
      Andy

      As the roommate of a viticulture/enology major, boxed wine may be tacky, but it compares well with bottled wine of similar price points, years, and regions.

      Plus, a guy thought I was cute for drinking wine out of a 375ml box with a straw like a juice box. Tacky sure, but still…

      Jul 20, 2009 at 11:05 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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