EP 367 Box Wine Tasting

Can box wine be good? That is a question that maybe taking a very interesting spin in a new direction, as more and more under 25 year old wine drinkers enter the wine market wineries are thinking of new ways to brand to that demo and today Gary Vaynerchuk tastes some of the newer efforts in the market.

Wines tasted in this episode:

2006 Bandit Pinot Grigio
2006 Bota Box Chadonnay

2004 Cuvee de Pena
2005 Thirsty Lizard Shiraz

Links mentioned in todays episode.

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John__J

I'm open to wines in a box, although I feel dubious about them and have never bought one and don't have any plans to. I'm definitely not into wines in a can however, I know Coppola's even doing one of those. I tasted a cuvee de pena rose in a bottle, it wasn't awful for the $2 or 3.99 it cost wholesale.

Tags: Box, chardonnay, pinot grigio, red, review, shiraz, Video, white, wine, wines

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  • Peter Wagner

    Best Peter Luger some years ago. Unending T-bones, couldn’t stop eating such succulent steak! Worst – any airplane “steak.”

  • Peter Wagner

    Best Peter Luger some years ago. Unending T-bones, couldn’t stop eating such succulent steak! Worst – any airplane “steak.”

  • Cole T

    Best ever…bone in ribeye…Brook’s Steakhouse…Denver CO…insane…Luger’s is definitely #2 though…

  • Cole T

    Best ever…bone in ribeye…Brook’s Steakhouse…Denver CO…insane…Luger’s is definitely #2 though…

  • Brad O

    Best steak?
    Would have to be the Filet Mignon at the Oasis in Manhattan, Montana or a horse steak I had in Luxembourg.
    Worst, a flat over cooked so called piece of meat in Cabo. I do not know why I ordered steak. I should of had the tuna.
    Great show Gary.

  • Brad O

    Best steak?
    Would have to be the Filet Mignon at the Oasis in Manhattan, Montana or a horse steak I had in Luxembourg.
    Worst, a flat over cooked so called piece of meat in Cabo. I do not know why I ordered steak. I should of had the tuna.
    Great show Gary.

  • Dan-o

    I had a fantastic steak at the Rattlesnake Cafe in Jackson Hole, WY. It was a Robert Parker recommended restaurant. Everybody at the table tried a bite because it was amazing.

    Worst steak – Waffle House in Winston-Salem, NC. It was a mistake, but i worked real late with a colleague and the only place open was this restaurant. I ordered steak and eggs and it needed to be cut with chain saw.

  • Dan-o

    I had a fantastic steak at the Rattlesnake Cafe in Jackson Hole, WY. It was a Robert Parker recommended restaurant. Everybody at the table tried a bite because it was amazing.

    Worst steak – Waffle House in Winston-Salem, NC. It was a mistake, but i worked real late with a colleague and the only place open was this restaurant. I ordered steak and eggs and it needed to be cut with chain saw.

  • Sev

    Cool show, very interesting concept. At the retail wine store I work at, we decided to try and sell box wines and our customers were very hesitant to give them a try. I agree Pinot Grigio is an absolut scam. People just have to have their Santa Marg for twice as much as other more enjoyable wines!

    QOTD: The most enjoyable steak I have ever had was a medium rare ribeye at a restaurant I forgot the name of. Worst was a steak I had that came along with the salad bar at The Sizzler.

  • Sev

    Cool show, very interesting concept. At the retail wine store I work at, we decided to try and sell box wines and our customers were very hesitant to give them a try. I agree Pinot Grigio is an absolut scam. People just have to have their Santa Marg for twice as much as other more enjoyable wines!

    QOTD: The most enjoyable steak I have ever had was a medium rare ribeye at a restaurant I forgot the name of. Worst was a steak I had that came along with the salad bar at The Sizzler.

  • Dessert Wine Nerd

    *sigh*…… I had a feeling the episode was going to end up that way. My parents buy boxed wine ( at my disgust ), and Ive never liked any of them. It was fair to give them a shot, though. QOTD: Best steak I ever had was either Ruth’s Chris steak house or one ive made myself. Worst ever is probably either leftover steak reheated ( its NEVER the same ) or a Sizzler ( and no, I havent eaten there in at least 20 years but come on…. its Sizzler!).

  • Dessert Wine Nerd

    *sigh*…… I had a feeling the episode was going to end up that way. My parents buy boxed wine ( at my disgust ), and Ive never liked any of them. It was fair to give them a shot, though. QOTD: Best steak I ever had was either Ruth’s Chris steak house or one ive made myself. Worst ever is probably either leftover steak reheated ( its NEVER the same ) or a Sizzler ( and no, I havent eaten there in at least 20 years but come on…. its Sizzler!).

  • Adrian aka AnGkEr

    Just wondering why the spreadsheet is called Gary’s Rating but only Wine Library’s wines are listed eventhough Gary did rate the other wines? It should list all of the wines tasted IMHO to reflect that the WLTV is about educating which I believe to be so.

  • Adrian aka AnGkEr

    Just wondering why the spreadsheet is called Gary’s Rating but only Wine Library’s wines are listed eventhough Gary did rate the other wines? It should list all of the wines tasted IMHO to reflect that the WLTV is about educating which I believe to be so.

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  • http://chocolatetv.anderschokladprovning.se/ AndersN

    Boxed wine are major in Sweden too. But there is a best before date rule on all of them, 3-6 months is usually the timespan. You cannot store wine in the box for longer, the die and smell and taste of the plastic packaging and of the sulphur they use to make it possible to even put in the box.

  • Anders

    Boxed wine are major in Sweden too. But there is a best before date rule on all of them, 3-6 months is usually the timespan. You cannot store wine in the box for longer, the die and smell and taste of the plastic packaging and of the sulphur they use to make it possible to even put in the box.

  • Monica in Texas

    Gary, you should do a new box wine episode. I’ve read that there are a few other brands that might be pretty good. Would love to see you review Dtour Côtes-du-Rhône, Dtour 2004 Mâcon-Villages, and a Black Box wine. I’ve tried the Black Box, and I think it’s pretty serviceable for parties.

  • Monica in Texas

    Gary, you should do a new box wine episode. I’ve read that there are a few other brands that might be pretty good. Would love to see you review Dtour Côtes-du-Rhône, Dtour 2004 Mâcon-Villages, and a Black Box wine. I’ve tried the Black Box, and I think it’s pretty serviceable for parties.

  • corkscrew

    I hope I never am so poor that I start drinking wine in a box…will give up drinking first. Have had the Cuvee de Pena..tasted like ass….was awful. QOTD-Capital Grille http://www.winelx.com

  • John__J

    I'm open to wines in a box, although I feel dubious about them and have never bought one and don't have any plans to. I'm definitely not into wines in a can however, I know Coppola's even doing one of those. I tasted a cuvee de pena rose in a bottle, it wasn't awful for the $2 or 3.99 it cost wholesale.

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