So I’ve been waiting for an occasion to bust out some more box wine. I had a good experience with Hardy’s Box Wine in the past, but have been wanting to try something from the King of Box Wines: Franzia.
The Super Bowl is a perfect occasion for box wine. 5L is a lot of wine. It’s like 30+ servings, so you need a big crowd to get rid of the stuff quickly enough. I guess it’s cheap enough (at about $12 for 5L) to throw some out, but I’m one of those guys who eats everything on his plate and tries his best to waste nothing.
Also, expectations are not high for the Super Bowl… as they might be for a wedding or some other occasion where we would provide the wine.
We ended up getting Franzia’s “Chillable” Red Wine. It may have been a mistake. I can’t even find out what grapes are in it. It may not even be “wine”! It’s called “table wine with natural flavors”, and who knows what they mean by flavors.
Still, the guy at the Wine & Spirits store said it’s a popular item. So there are people out there interested in reviews. However, I think it would be good to give Franzia a fair shake by trying one of their “real wines”. I’m thinking maybe the Burgundy or Cabernet Sauvignon.