Trove Merlot 2004

Price: $18 Maker: Trove Wines, Madera, California Variety: Merlot Packaging: 3-liter box Alcohol: 13.5% Our Rating: 8.5 out of 10 Trove Merlot 2004 styles itself as an upscale boxed wine. By and large, it’s not bad. This Merlot has a great, juicy aroma… all berries, with spicy overtones. The flavor is plummy, with plenty of […]

Wine Tastes Better With A Higher Price

Everyone acknowledges that there is a lot of subjectivity in wine tasting, but it turns out that more expensive wine really DOES taste better, even when it’s the same stuff in the cheaper bottle. Neuromarketing notes in Why Expensive Wine Tastes Better that neuroscientists at Stanford and Caltech found that wine that the drinker thought […]

Wineries & Brands

Here are some of the wineries we have covered here: Barefoot Wines Bogle Bohemian Highway Charles Shaw Delicato FreeRange Funky Llama Gala Rouge Georges Duboeuf Graceland Cellars Infinitus Juno Wine Killer Juice Sebeka Trove Two Buck Chuck

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 […]

Box Wine Recap: Red Wines

From a sheer quantity standpoint, there are a lot more bottled wine varieties than box wines, and our reviews tend to reflect that numeric imbalance. So, we thought we’d highlight a few of the box wines we’ve tried recently (focusing on red wines): Hardy’s Shiraz 2004 Price: $20 Maker: Hardys Stamp of Australia by International […]