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JUICE BOX WINE [Oct. 12th, 2007|01:11 am]
The American Caliban
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Allow me to present Bandit's Wine in Small Boxes, which according to its manufacturer is "beyond delicious with any type of food."

The guy getting it at the liquor store said it was great for camping.

Two stickers and it's great for drinking at high school football games, too!

From: ganatronic
2007-10-12 09:15 am (UTC)
Is this the size of a soy milk container, or a juice box?
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[User Picture]From: substitute
2007-10-12 06:28 pm (UTC)
The former: 1 liter
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From: ganatronic
2007-10-12 07:29 pm (UTC)
I wish it was juice box size.
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From: do_not_lick
2007-10-12 10:01 am (UTC)
When I was a young child and traveling with my family in Europe, we bought some brown-bagged lunches from a stall vendor in a train station in Italy. Each lunch had a small juice box in it, and as it turned out (much to my 8-year-old surprise and dismay), they were juice boxes of red wine. According to my parents, not bad wine either.

I imagine that the Italians do a better job with boxed wines than "Three Thieves", although that's just my euro-wine-snob opinion.
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From: sakkaranoush
2007-10-12 11:55 am (UTC)
Neat! Way better than whole milk for lunch. Way better with cafeteria pizza and on Spaghetti Tuesdays.
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[User Picture]From: fattmike
2007-10-12 12:17 pm (UTC)
How sad it can't be shipped to New Jersey, never mind that it would cost $9.00 to ship a $10.00 4-pack of juice boxes :)

Maybe I'll see if one of the 4 liquor stores within a mile of here can special order it. Yeah, that's the ticket.
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[User Picture]From: gths
2007-10-12 01:07 pm (UTC)
Cheap Moselle I've often seen in boxes, but Cab Sav? damn...
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[User Picture]From: thesquirrelfish
2007-10-12 01:45 pm (UTC)
I've had a Three Thieves jug of wine and it was pretty good. Better than other jug wines, and fully worthy of a regular bottle :)
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[User Picture]From: brianenigma
2007-10-12 02:37 pm (UTC)
I guess "small" is in the eye of the beholder. There are, like 4 or 5 different companies up here that produce those. They are quite plentiful at the Wild Oats style grocery stores. "They're great for camping." "They're great for the environment." They're basically 1L or 750mL boxes, like the premade broth or soy milk boxes. Of the ones I've tried, the cheap ones are crap and the more expensive ones really aren't that bad. and they take up less space in the recycling bins.
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[User Picture]From: klikitak
2007-10-12 04:45 pm (UTC)
I've seen a similar version at Target. Colorful, hip packaging.

Watch out for the Sangria version. Blech.
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[User Picture]From: substitute
2007-10-12 06:29 pm (UTC)
Yeah, there's no reason not to put wine in a box except perception. It's like the screw-cap thing which is better than a cork, but it's a hard sell to pretentious people.
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[User Picture]From: vegemitelover
2007-10-13 06:18 am (UTC)
I vote for Makers in a box to help cure the box perception.
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From: maddox_84
2007-10-12 11:49 pm (UTC)
Do you think they know what happened to my dog?
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[User Picture]From: substitute
2007-10-12 11:59 pm (UTC)
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From: (Anonymous)
2007-10-16 11:22 pm (UTC)

the serrach is anonymous

now i'm all for drinkin, and i'm all for bypassing tradition. however. their jug wine has the phrase "cowboy up" on the label. hence it is down (but not in the colloquial sense) for me.
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[User Picture]From: substitute
2007-10-16 11:29 pm (UTC)

Re: the serrach is anonymous

Amen. Those stickers make me something something.
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