We’re in Cincinnati for a wedding this weekend and they served the Black Box Cabernet at the welcome party last night. We’ve seen the write ups in Wine Spectator as a best buy and the advertisements in the liquor store, so we had to try it. I don’t think you’ll see it on the restaurant menu in the near future; can you imagine the sommelier coming over with the boxed wine and tearing the cardboard in lieu of the art of the cork removal and presentation?
That said, the pomp and circumstance of the bottle aside, the wine itself, the juice if you will was enjoyable. I think the yellowtails of the world and college kids enjoying them (and others too) should be very concerned. The wine was lush red berry fruit with a silky texture, smooth, nicely rounded and approachable.
If you’re a single person who wants a glass of wine each night and is concerned about spoilage, this could be a good solution for you.