Killer Juice Merlot 2006

Price: $19 Maker: Killer Juice Vineyards, Ripon, California Varietal: Merlot Packaging: 3-liter box, twist spigot Alcohol: 13.5% Our Rating: 8.6 out of 10 Killer Juice Central Coast Merlot 2006 is another in one of my favorite series of box wines, the Killer Juice/Angel Juice lineup. This medium-bodied Merlot has a juicy flavor, mostly blackberries, with […]

Killer Juice Chardonnay 2005

Price: $18 Maker: Killer Juice Vineyards, Ripon, California Variety: Chardonnay Packaging: 3-liter box Alcohol: 13.5% Our Rating: 9 out of 10 Killer Juice Chardonnay 2005 is, along with Angel Juice Pinot Grigio, one of the two boxed white wines marketed by Underdog Wine Merchants. The two names are surprisingly appropriate, as the two whites are […]

Killer Juice Cabernet Sauvignon 2003

Price: $18 Maker: Universal Wine Network Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon Packaging: 3 liter box Our Rating: 8 out of 10 We were excited to find this new addition to our wine shop shelf. It’s not your typical bland box – the Killer Juice package is black with a flame logo, and it proclaims, “Wine with a […]

Killer Marketing: How to Sell Boxed Wine

We tasted Killer Juice Cabernet Sauvignon 2006 and liked the wine. We were also impressed by Killer Juice’s use of the packaging to enhance the shelf appeal of the wine. In a typical supermarket or wine shop, the customer is presented with a staggering array of wines. Boxed wines in particular may be a challenge, […]

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WBW #31 – Tasting Roundup

We’ve had a lot of really neat entries for Wine Blogging Wednesday #31, with the theme, “Box Wines & Non-Traditional Packaging.” This was an interesting challenge – some found it easy, while others had difficulty finding a wine that met the criteria but wasn’t the low-end plonk that has traditionally been the mainstay of boxed […]

Boxed Wine in Philadelphia

Who would have guessed that Philadelphia was such a hotbed of wine activity? We just reported on Philadelphia’s wine-friendly BYOB restaurants, and now we find that Craig LaBan of the Philadelphia Inquirer has done an extensive survey of box wines. Of course, LaBan had to lead with the obligatory “sniff the foil” line, but ultimately […]

Box Wine Edges Bottles in Blind Test

In a small-scale blind test comparing 3-liter boxed wine to the same wine in conventional corked bottles, the box wine was slightly preferred. In a blind tasting of Underdog Wine Merchants’ Killer Juice Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon in both 3L premium cask and 750ML packaging, experts indicated a preference for the cask over the bottle […]